Study Abroad Funding
Boren Awards is a federal scholarship program funded by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office that focuses on critical language study abroad in underrepresented study abroad countries that are also critical to national security. The goal is to provide students with knowledge of global issues and have them contribute to U.S. national security. Award amounts given depend on the length of the study.
Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource by NAFSA is a detailed explanation of the funding options that are made available to American undergraduate students interested in studying abroad, including federal loans, grants, scholarships, and employment options. Links to various resources for studying abroad are also provided.
GoAbroad contains information on a variety of different international opportunities, including study abroad, internships abroad, language schools, teaching opportunities, and volunteer work. In addition to hosting information on these opportunities, the site also features information on scholarships, insurance, hostels, and other travel resources. The site is designed for high school students and older.
IIEPassport provides information on scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. Users can search by field of study or by region/country and programs can be added or promoted to the site.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) is an international resource for scholarships, loans, and grants for American and international students who wish to study abroad. The IEFA site also contains an international student blog and a resources section that provides a number of useful links. Free registration is required for access to all online services.
The American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) provides scholarships for undergraduate American students who are studying abroad in Japan. Students of all majors are welcome to apply, and Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applications are available for Spring and Fall semesters. AATJ awards either $2,500 or $4,000 depending on the length of the study abroad program.