STUDY ABROAD: EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Students can apply for international fellowships and research opportunities.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Boren Awards

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Maximum award amounts
    • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
    • $12,500 for a semester (12-24 weeks)
    • $25,000 for a full academic year (preferred)
  • Deadline: Early February (January 31, 2024)

Graduate Fellowship

  • Up to $25,000 for overseas study
  • Maximum awards are determined by length of study
    • 12 weeks minimum
  • Deadline: Late January (January 24, 2024)

Prospective Boren applicants should meet with the CRF Team to review application materials in December and January. Applicants can schedule consultations on Handshake.

Application questions can be directed to CRF@villanova.edu.

Year

Student

Country

Language

2017

Evan Schultz

China

Chinese

2017

Patrick Flynn

Qatar

Arabic

2017

Brenden Carchidi (Declined)

Jordan

Arabic

2016

Evan Schultz (Alternate)

China

Chinese

2015

Ann Unsworth

Mozambique

Portuguese

2013

Karoline Wolnicki

Brazil

Portuguese

2013

Christine Fossaceca

South Korea

Korean

2012

Jerisa Upton

China

Chinese

2011

Anu Thomas

Jordan

Arabic

   

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

  • Provides instruction in 17 languages
    • Chart of language levels and prerequisites
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
    • They must be a U.S. citizen or national at the time of your application.
  • Deadline: November 14, 2023 (8 p.m. EST)

Year

Student

Language

2022

Sylvia Aalund

Japanese

2020

Grace McGowan
(Alternate - Program Cancelled)

Swahili

2019

Devin Creed

Bangla

2014

John Buglione III

Japanese

2014

Brendan Carchidi

Arabic

2013

Michael Fatigati

Arabic

2012

Matthew Thorp

Russian

2012

Hayley Aron

Japanese

2011

Jerisa Upton

Chinese

2010

Nicole Cicero

Russian

2009

Samuel Silverman

Chinese

   

DAAD-RISE

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Students are matched with a host university or institute and doctoral student mentor according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field).  

  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Must have completed at least 2 years of degree program by the time of placement
  • Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs
  • About 300 scholarships are available each year
  • Deadline: January 15

Year

Student

Field of Study

2017

Ryan Allen

 

2015

Andrew Meluch

Mechanical Engineering

2015

Celina Santiago

Chemistry

2013

Nicholas Ader

Biochemistry

2013

William Ambrosino

Astronomy

2013

Wesley Blummer

Mechanical Engineering

2013

Gregory Campbell

Mechanical Engineering

   

Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink

Fulbright Canada-Mitacs offers high-performing U.S. undergraduates the opportunity to be part of a 10- to 12-week summer research internship between the months of May and August. Award recipients work under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences. 

Application deadline: September 20, 2022

  • U.S. students will come to Canada to undertake advanced research projects.
  • Projects will cover a broad cross-section of research topics including most academic disciplines.
  • Students will spend 10 to 12 weeks (May-August) in Canada on a research project in their area of interest.
  • Students will be placed at a Canadian university and undertake a supervised research project.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to take part in a program of professional training.
    These programs include project management, problem-solving, communication, and entrepreneurship.
  • Students may interact with companies of interest through tours or individual meetings.
  • Students will have extensive opportunities for cultural, social, and recreational experiences.

Participants in this program must:

  • be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited university in the United States;
  • be a United States citizen, and hold a valid U.S. passport;
  • have at least one semester remaining in their program of study as of Fall 2023;
  • have a competitive grade point average;
  • be available to spend between 10 to 12 weeks in Canada between May and August; and
  • apply by September 20, 2022.

Students who participate in this program will have:

  • access to the prestigious worldwide Fulbright network;
    access to some of Canada's top research facilities;
  • the opportunity to gain valuable international experience;
  • a rewarding experience combining academic research, professional skills, and personal growth; and,
  • a grant in the amount of CAD $7000.00.

   

Fulbright Summer Institutes

The Fulbright Summer Institutes are 3-6 week academic and cultural summer programs in the UK. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University; explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK; and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.

  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Freshman or sophomore
    • Min. GPA of 3.7
  • Deadline: Late February/Early March

Interested students should meet with a CRF Team member to discuss the application process.

Year

Student

Major

Institute

2018

Ryan Weicht

Undeclared Arts

University of Glasgow

2017

Natalie Stevens

Psychology

University of Bristol

2017

Yvonne Ngyugen

Psychology/Theology

University of Bristol

2017

Emily Gilmore

Economics/Accountancy

University of Strathclyde

2016

Mackenzie Niness

Criminology

University of Bristol

2016

Rachel Schlegel

Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience

Queen's University Belfast

   

Gilman Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify students who study and intern abroad as well as the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Receiving (or will receive) a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad program or internship
  • Deadlines
    • Students can study and intern abroad during spring, summer, fall, or academic year term
  • Award Benefits
    • Approximately $5,000 for fall and spring programs and $3,000 for summer programs
    • Critical Need Language Award
      • Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken will automatically be considered
      • Total award of $8,000

Before Applying

  1. Make an appointment with Kelsey Fenner
  2. Visit the VU Office of Education Abroad

Year

Student

Country

2018

Jessica McKean

Italy

2018

Isiaiah Gabriel (Declined)

Tanzania 

2017

Wendy Wang

South Korea

2017

Fares Sukkar

Switzerland

2017

Nkiambi Sokolo

South Korea

2017

Abigail Smith

Peru

2017

Pablo Guzman

Japan

2017

Kofi Asamoah  

Ghana

2017

Si Ja Liu (Alternate)

China

2016

William Elmore

China

2016

Oluwasemilore Ibirogba

United Kingdom

2016

Joshua Kim

South Korea

2016

Kathleen Moon

South Korea

2016

Michael Morrow

Germany

2016

Kerlyn Rodriguez

United Kingdom

2016

Jorna Sojati

United Kingdom

2015

Tri Nguyen

Costa Rica

2015

Sarra Son

China

2015

Dylan Le

South Korea

2015

Fatima Doumbia

China

2015

Cristal Santos

Peru

2015

Fiona Chambers

Denmark

2014

Ashley Poon

China

2014

Neil Patel

Czech Republic

2014

Gina Mancini

Italy

2014

Nyasia White

Madagascar

2014

Michael Kaufman

United Kingdom

2014

Enmanuel Almonte

Singapore

2013

Ava Calvano

Australia

2013

Christian Diaz

Chile

2013

Rickie Zheng

China

2013

Jennifer Zhu

China

2012

Peiyu Lin

China

2012

Tina Ley

China

2012

Jacklynn Wong

Denmark/Finland/Latvia

2012

Casey Richards

Japan

2011

Stephanie Cheung

China

    

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