International Internship in Asia

FREEMAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP  $5,000 for Internships in Asia

The Center for Global Leadership and the Office of Education Abroad are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for a $5,000 scholarship to fund study abroad programs in Asia that include an international internship.
Funding is generously provided by the Freeman Foundation.

For more information, please contact, Director

The Cruse Endowed International Fellowships In Memory Of Sergey Kuninykh

Application Procedures

The purpose of the Cruse Fellowship is to provide financial resources to undergraduate students at Villanova University who participate in international fellowships which may or may not be for academic credit. Preference will be given to fellowships in developing and/or emerging market countries or other culturally rich cities. Application deadline: March 1st for the entire academic year (Summer, Fall, Spring)

Student eligibility

1.       Students must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates during the period of their funded activities.

2.       Students must be at least in their sophomore year and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4 point scale.

3.       Students must be nominated by department chairs or center directors of their respective colleges.

4.       Experiences can occur any time during the year but must be associated with a recognized organization and be no less than three weeks in duration.

5.       All Villanova Cruse Fellows are expected to send a note of thanks to Ron Cruse and to participate in an annual event in honor of the donor.

Application procedures

Once nominated, students are asked to submit a typed application of a maximum of four pages, observing the following format:

·         International Experience Description. Describe the destination and purpose of your experience, providing appropriate background information on the organization that will sponsor your stay while abroad. Be as succinct as possible.

·         Schedule. Provide a specific timetable for the experience.

·         Short Personal Statement. Why are you interested in undertaking this experience? How have your coursework, extracurricular activities, language study, or other life experiences prepared you for the challenges you will likely face during your time abroad? If relevant, address any inconsistencies or gaps in your academic record.  Describe how this experience is seen as important to you – academically, personally, and/or professionally.

·         Budget. Provide a brief anticipated budget, including any additional funding sources and amounts. Acceptable expenditures include travel, housing, necessary equipment or supplies, and fees paid directly to your sponsoring organization.

·       Resume. Provide your resume in a separate document, including your VU student ID number.

Send your resume along with the application to Kim Cahill, Director, Center for Global Leadership     2059 Bartley Hall 610.519.3906

Critical Language Scholorship


About CLS

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Contact Information

Masako Hamada, PhD
Director, Asian Studies
Associate Professor, Japanese Studies
Garey Hall Rm 34B
Phone: 610-519-4701

Ms. Joyce Harden
Administrative/Events Assistant
Garey 036
Phone: 610-519-6302