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 (Washington, DC) – nonprofit working to enable citizens to advance personally and professionally through cultural exchange, language training, and professional development.

AFS Intercultural Programs (New York, NY) – non-profit providing international study abroad programs at the high school level – both into and out from the US.

AIESEC (New York, NY) – a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential; a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education.

CIMBA (Paderno del Grappa, Italy) – managed by the Consortium of Universities for International Studies, courses, mostly in Business, are offered in Italy; credit awarded by University of Iowa.

Arcadia Abroad, College of Global Studies, Arcadia University (Glenside, PA) – has a program finder useful to all students.

Council on International Educational Exchange (Portland, ME) – comprehensive listing of exchange programs outside the US.

European Federation for Intercultural Learning (Brussels, Belgium) – promotes intercultural understanding and sensitivity among European and other countries, organizations, and citizens.

Global Youth Leadership Institute (Milwaukee, WI) – provides high school student with international experiences, and high school teachers with professional development, especially in terms of managing civil discourse.

Go Abroad (USA) – An international programs aggregator, with a section on study abroad.

Go Overseas (Portland, OR) – A community reviews site providing information about study abroad opportunities, among other travel options.

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

Mladiinfo (Skopje, Macedonia) – Informal list of study abroad opportunities, mostly in EU countries (also has information on jobs, internships, conferences, and more).

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

School for International Training (Brattleboro, Vermont) – provides wide variety of study abroad options.

Funding sources:

Boren Awards for International Study (Washington, DC) – Boren Scholarships funds study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Boren Fellowships fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Cultural Vistas (New York, NY / Washington, DC / Berlin, Germany)- nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions.

Fulbright Program for US Students (Washington, DC) – The US Department of State provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs for US students (recent BAs, Master’s and doctoral students) to spend a year in another country.

Kosciuszko Foundation (New York, NY / Washington, DC / Warsaw, Poland) –
Offers several scholarships at different levels (undergraduate, graduate, post- graduate) for study (or research) in Poland, as well as for Polish students to study in the US.

Luce Scholars Program (New York, NY)- Year-long immersion experience in Asia in order to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Open to college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

The Netherland-America Foundation (New York, NY) – Offers a variety of exchange programs between the Netherlands and the US.

US-Japan Bridging Foundation (Washington, DC) – Offers grants for undergraduates to study in Japan for a semester or year to help prepare America’s young people to assume future global leadership roles.

100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund (Washington, DC) – Education partnerships throughout the Americas designed to foster region-wide pros­perity through greater international exchange of students.

Basic resource:

NAFSA: Association of International Educators (Washington, DC) – Provides pragmatic details for students considering studying abroad, from how much it costs, to where to obtain support.

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