Study Abroad Opportunities
Howard University Study Abroad
The study abroad experience is not for every student. It is, however, for those students who seek to experience a different way of living and to find goodness, beauty, and power in the cultures of other people. It is for those students who are not afraid to take the risk of living differently, and doing so, are afforded unique opportunities of self-discovery. For, studying abroad, which often includes learning and speaking a foreign language, pursuing courses of study not available in America, and, most important, seeing the world through the eyes of other people, is one of the most emancipating experiences one can have.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Boren Graduate Fellowship
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
English Language Fellow Program (U.S. Department of State)
Promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. The EL Fellow Program has placed more than 1,000 Fellows in over 85 countries since 2001. All fellowships are funded professional positions, not volunteer opportunities. Assignments are for a 10-month period, typically from September through June. In countries with a Southern Hemisphere academic cycle, the assignments may be from February through November. Fellows cultivate international experience teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language in all regions of the world.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Teach English in Korea
English Teaching Program in Korea - Korean Government-sponsored program that pays native English speaking college graduates to teach in Korea.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is a Govt. of Japan-sponsored program that pays university graduates to teach in Japan.
United Negro College Fund Study Abroad
Joseph A. Towles African American Study Abroad Scholarship is open to UNCF students who have been accepted into a study abroad program in Africa.