Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Other Opportunities for Study Abroad and for Language Study

Gilman Awards
Over 1,200 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply.
Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000. 25 Critical Need Language Supplements were offered to Gilman Scholarship recipients during the 2007-2008 academic year. There will be an increased number of Supplements this academic year.
Critical Need Languages include:

Arabic (all dialects)
Chinese (all dialects)
Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek)
Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki)
Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi)
This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education -- Southern Regional Center in Houston, Texas. http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman/index.html

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
For more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/casa/.

SMART and Academic Competitiveness Grants

Study Abroad Language Scholarships
National Security Education Program: Boren Scholarships
Austrian American Educational Commission Teaching Assistantship
French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistantship
Princeton in Asia Teaching Fellows
Spanish Ministry of Education and Science North American Language and Culture Assistants
Freeman-Asia Program
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan
German Academic Exchange Service
National Security Internship
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