Funding – Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Who:

What:

  • Bridging Project – a program that actively recruits students twice a year to apply for study abroad programs in Japan.  The goal is to introduce cross-cultural relationships and spark an interest in Japan. You can either spend a year or just a semester there at a Japanese University.  It looks like you choose your program and they help with travel/living if you win.  You have to submit a report within 60 days of the program’s ending to the foundation about your experience.

Who Can Apply?: American Undergraduates interested in Japan and currently enrolled in a US university.  Japanese language study is not a pre-requisite – any major can apply. The study abroad program you choose must transfer the credits back to the US university (be part of your major). SUMMER PROGRAMS ARE NOT INCLUDED.  

How Much?: Approximately 100 scholarships for a total of $350,000. $2500 for semester-programs and $4000 for year-long programs. Intended to help with “travel and living expenses”

Paperwork:

  • Application (on the website)
  • Short Essay (up to 500 wrds)
  • Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation

Where to find out more: Link

 

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Gilman Scholarship

Don’t have money to study abroad? Check out the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship!

The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who demonstrate high financial need. “

ELEGIBILITY

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  • “The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship. 
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
  • The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list. ” 

CIS Abroad: Semester in Thailand

CIS Abroad:

Semester in Thailand

Host(s)

  • CIS Abroad
  • Mahidol University

Countries:

SIT Study Abroad & SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Study Abroad & SIT Graduate Institute

Host(s)

  • World Learning:

“{A] nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. . . . Founded in 1932 as The Experiment in International Living, the organization that would later become World Learning was inspired by Dr. Donald Watt’s simple idea to improve understanding across cultures and nations by sending US students abroad to expand their worldviews.  Watt, a former personnel director at Syracuse University, believed that instead of seeing themselves and their foreign peers as belonging to separate “categories,” these young Americans could “walk across differences,” build friendships, and lead the way to mutual understanding and respect between cultures and countries. . . . World Learning is on the ground in developing countries worldwide, working with AIDS orphans, trafficked children, women’s groups, and others, to build local capacity for change. The Experiment in International Living remains a key program within World Learning’s platform, and offers immersive cross-cultural exchanges to high school students. Today, SIT Graduate Institute offers a robust set of graduate and continuing education programs designed to meet the pressing need for trained professionals with the skills to address global issues.”

 

Countries:

John Cabot University: Institute for Creative Writing and Translation in Rome

John Cabot University:

Institute for Creative Writing & Translation in Rome

Host(s)

  • John Cabot University

Countries:

Songang Korean Immersion Program

Songang University

Korean Immersion Program

Host(s)

The Bridging Scholarship Program

The Bridging Project

Host(s)

  • United States–Japan Bridging Foundation
  • American Association for Teachers of Japanese

Countries:

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

This is mostly just copied over from my personal blog DeceptivelyBlonde, although I added a few details and links to the individual countries. I just thought I would bring it over here for the collections purposes. 🙂

I’m surprised at how few people are aware of the Critical Language Scholarship Program. Started in 2006, the CLS Program is hosted by the U.S. Department of state, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The goal of the program is to offer intensive study for students interested in studying critical foreign languages. At the end of the program you will have 1 year’s worth of language study. Last year (2012) Continue reading