Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Stats and Scholarships

The Stats

In the last 5 years the number of students studying outside of their home country increased by 40%.

While 1 of every 16 students in sub-Saharan Africa studied abroad only 1 out of every 250 North Americans studied abroad; the lowest rate in the world.

As globalization through technology continues to bring countries together more closely, the importance of cross-cultural experiences and communication is crucial to moving forward socially and in business. What does this mean for US students? We have a lot of catching up to do! However, the price tag on a global education can often be daunting. Below are a few scholarships to aid you in your path overseas. Many have fast approaching deadlines, so don’t delay!

The Scholarships

Gilman International Scholarship Program

Deadline: Oct. 9, 2007

When: Spring 2008

What: Up to $5,000 for undergraduates. An additional $3,000 for those seeking to study: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and specific dialects of Turkic, Persian, and Indic.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Deadline: Oct. 17, 2007

When: Spring 2008 and early 2008-2009 Academic Year

What: Up to $3,000 for summer, Up to $5,000 for a quarter/semester, Up to $7,000 for an academic year. All for undergraduates studying in East or Southeast Asia.

Marshall Scholarship

Deadline: Oct. 3, 2007

What: All expenses for graduate study at a British university.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Deadline: Oct. 5, 2007

When: 2008-2009 Academic Year

What: All expenses for graduate studies in Ireland.

Fulbright Program

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2007 *Your school may have a different deadline.*

What: All expenses for one year to teach, research or study in over 100 countries. Must have a bachelor’s degree to apply.

Information courtesy of Abroad View Magazine.

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