Study abroad

The primary mission of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue is to connect scholars working in different countries. One way to do this is to start with students, helping them to locate study abroad opportunities in order to begin establishing connections with scholars in other countries. Specific opportunities will be described in individual posts rather than added to this page. What appear here are names of many relevant organizations that sponsor study abroad opportunities, and some additional sources of grants for pursuing these opportunities.

Relevant organizations:

American Councils for International Education

AIESEC (New York)

CIMBA (managed by the Consortium of Universities for International Studies, credit awarded by University of Iowa, courses are offered in Italy)

College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Council on International Educational Exchange
NOTE: Michael Stohl, University of California, Santa Barbara, has been recognized for his extraordinary contributions to international education by the Council for International Education and Exchange (CIEE) through a $25,000 scholarship established in his name. The Stohl Scholarships will help non-traditional, first-generation, or economically challenged students to study abroad.

European Federation for Intercultural Learning

European Network for Intercultural Education Activities

Global Youth Leadership Institute (Wisconsin, USA)

Global XChange (UK)
A project of the British Council

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies (Rome, Italy)
Offers food studies programs abroad (Italy, Japan, Vietnam in 2017)

Mladiinfo (Macedonia)
Informal list of study abroad opportunities, mostly in EU countries

ScholarshipPortal (funded by the European Commission)
New (October 2010) official listing of opportunities to study, teach, or perform research in Europe – some open to those residing outside Europe.

SIT Graduate Institute (Vermont, USA)

SIT Study Abroad (Vermont, USA)

Funding sources:

Offers many scholarships for students who want to study abroad; most are for high school students.

Boren Awards for International Study

CDS International
Offer a variety of fellowships for international study (and sometimes research); for example, the Halle Foundation Fellowship is specifically designed for students in Georgia, and includes those in media/communication; the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship is for post-graduate work experience in Germany.

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad
Encourages U.S. institutions of higher education to develop proposals that will assist U.S. undergraduates to participate in new and existing study abroad programs.

Fulbright Program for US Students
The US Department of State sends 1500 students abroad each year (graduate and undergraduate).

Kosciuszko Foundation
Offers several scholarships at different levels (undergraduate, graduate, post- graduate) for study (or research) in Poland.

Luce Scholars Program
Year-long immersion experience in Asia for US citizens without specialization in Asian Studies; perfect for the year after graduating college.

Netherland-America Foundation
Offers a variety of fellowships and loans for study in the Netherlands.

US-Japan Bridging Foundation
Offers grants for undergraduates to study in Japan for a semester or year.

100,000 Strong
Special program to help US students study in China.

Basic resources:

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
provides many pragmatic details for students considering studying abroad, from how much it costs, to where to get support.
has a focus on international communication, among other topics.

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