Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Language Study Opportunities

Bridging Scholarships – Spring 2008
The Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) is accepting applications from American students participating in semester-long or year-long study abroad programs in Japan in Spring 2008. 20 scholarships will be awarded to assist students with travel and living expenses. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic-year programs). The deadline for application is 5 Oct 07. For details and application forms, please see their web site at

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Spring 2008 Application Deadline: October 9, 2007. The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.
A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website at
Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application

Fri. 26 Oct.: JET Information Session – 4130 Posvar Hall. All students interested in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program are encouraged to attend. Mock-up interviews and a special guest lecture. Visit
http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JETProgram/homepage.html to learn more about the program. Cosponsored by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the Asian Studies Center. Time will be posted in the weekly events. For more information contact Doreen edoreen@pitt.edu.

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