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Study Abroad Opportunities

There are different options that York College students have when looking to alleviate some of their study abroad expenses.
  1. York offers a grants specifically for York College students under the Student Development office for travel/ study abroad, conferences, and other domestic travel opportunities. You can find further information here: 
    York College Study Abroad Grant
  2. The CUNY-sponsored scholarship, Chancellor’s Global Scholarship (CGS) website offers CUNY students a list of travel opportunities and information on study/travel abroad: 
    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.  Students need to be Pell recipients, and US criticizes to qualify for The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.  For more information: 
    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. 
    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 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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