Freeman-Asia funding for undergrad study abroad Returns!

From a report on the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s own webpage:

The Institute of International Education (IIE) today announced the relaunch of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) to help 400 American undergraduates study in East or Southeast Asia. With generous support from the Freeman Foundation, IIE will grant awards averaging $5000 each, depending on length of study abroad (summer, semester or academic year). Students can apply online starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016. The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014.

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

The application deadline for Summer travel is March 1, and for Fall 2016 study abroad, April 1.

More information is available here:

Ask your Study Abroad office about it. Study Abroad is an invaluable experience – I cannot recommend it enough. I did study abroad in Tokyo, on a Freeman-Asia fellowship, and it was easily one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my life. I am so glad the fellowship has been revived, so more students can afford to do study abroad, and to have such experiences as well.

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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