Study Abroad Opportunities

There are different options that York College students have when looking to alleviate some of their study abroad tuition.
  1. York College offers a scholarship specifically for York students under the Student Development office. You can find further information here: 
    York College Study Abroad Scholarship
  2. There is a CUNY-sponsored scholarship called the Chancellor’s Global Scholarship (CGS), which students can find directly on our York Scholarship website, or through this link: 
    CUNY Chancellor's Global Scholarship
  3. The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs offers a very prestigious scholarship for students looking to immerse themselves in foreign study. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship has upcoming deadlines: 
    Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
  4. The Fulbright Program is an American scholarship program of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Under the Fulbright Program, competitively selected American citizens may become eligible for scholarships to study, conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad; and citizens of other countries may qualify to do the same in the United States of America. The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. It is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world: 
    Fulbright Scholarship for Study Abroad Research
  5. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, also a program of the U.S. Department of State, aims to have scholarship recipients studying abroad to begin learning, or strengthen prior knowledge of, a critical language that is critical to national security and economic prosperity. By increasing knowledge of a foreign language overseas, participants are able to apply these skills to future academic or professional pursuits:
    Critical Language Scholarship
  6. The Council On International Educational Exchange both offers study abroad programs through their organization for students to go on, as well as provide scholarship opportunities for them to apply to if they are interested in a separate study abroad program offered by their school. They are a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization. They offer many exchange programs and scholarships we recommend you browse through:
    Council on International Educational Exchange Study Abroad Scholarship
  7. The American Association of Teachers of Japanese offers a Bridging Project to assist students with studying abroad in Japan during the fall or spring semesters for at least three months. Undergraduate students may be majoring in any field of study and do not need to have prior knowledge of Japanese language before traveling. They accept applications twice a year:
    AATJ Scholarship for Studying Abroad in Japan
  8. The CEA is a private organization committed to encourage students to study abroad. They offer their own study abroad programs and scholarships that students can use to apply for trips hosted by their school as well. They have a great database to search for study abroad trips outside of CUNY for students of all majors and GPAs:
    CEA Study Abroad Scholarship
  9. The International Studies Abroad website has a database that students can use to search for other study abroad trips outside of their school. They offer scholarships students can apply for to use directly towards their sponsored programs. It is updated regularly:
    International Studies Abroad Scholarship
  10. This website offers many scholarship opportunities intended both for study abroad, as well as general studies. Students will find scholarships for all different majors geared towards travel:
    International Scholarship Search
  11. The Boren Awards provide opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to study abroad in a country anywhere except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. They promote long-term immersion, so preference is given to students looking to stay at least 6 months overseas. They are looking for highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation:
    Boren Awards Scholarship
  12. The Freeman-ASIA is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, a private foundation with offices in Honolulu, HI. To strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Eastern Asia, they assist undergraduate students who wish to study abroad in Eastern in Southeast Asia. The student must apply through their home campus school and must have little to no prior experience or visitation with the country they plan to study in:
    Freeman Asian Studies Scholarship
  13. Also a database for students to search through, the IEFA advertises tons of scholarships for students to browse and apply for. There are some intended specifically for study abroad, and some are for scholarships for general studies:
    Scholarship Database for Study Abroad Students
  14. The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs:
    Fund for Education Abroad