Funding: Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer ten, $500 scholarships for spring and fall 2012 study abroad. Five scholarships are available for the fall and five for the spring. Scholarships are only available for students participating in a study, intern, volunteer or language immersion program abroad offered by a partner organization . Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the United States. Students must participate in a study abroad program offered by a partner organization.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

·      Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA at an accredited U.S. university or college

·      Be accepted to a study abroad, intern abroad, language immersion abroad or volunteer abroad program offered through a Partner Organization

·      Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

·      Must be willing to share their experiences abroad with the community via blogs, picture and videos (at least twice a week), participation in travel abroad forum and do a study abroad testimonial at the end of their time abroad

Application deadlines are as follows: October 15, 2011 for spring 2012 and May 2, 2012 for fall 2012.   

You can search for applicable study abroad programs in Japan here. There are lots of options including programs at Temple University in Tokyo, Hiroshima Univsersity,  and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu on Kyushu.

Check out the details here as well as other scholarship opportunities offered by Diversity Abroad.

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