Students from Annandale, Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge participated in study abroad programs with NOVA faculty during the summer break. NOVA courses were taught in Brazil, China, England and Canada.
Be on the lookout for new study abroad programs to be announced in November for Summer 2015!
For more information on how faculty can lead a study abroad program contact: Ana Alonso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For information on student options for study abroad contact: Stacey Bustillos (email@example.com)
The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
Boren Fellowship Deadline: January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship Deadline: February 4, 2015*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.
NOVA Contact for application assistance: Stacey Bustillos (firstname.lastname@example.org), Coordinator, Office of Global Studies and Programs
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at email@example.com or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.
Student Submission Deadline: October 7, 2014
NOVA Contact for application preparation assistance:
Stacey Bustillos (firstname.lastname@example.org), Coordinator, Office of Global Studies and Programs
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the application is now open for students participating in study abroad programs and internships during the spring 2015 term. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.
Visit www.iie.org/gilman to access resources to assist advisors and students through the application process:
- Webinars—live online sessions available for students and administrators to attend individually or can be streamed for a group setting, such as a campus application information session or workshop
- Instructional videos
- Advisor and applicant newsletters
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded nearly 17,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.
Applicants must be:
- A United States citizen
- Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution
- Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
- Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
- Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student’s home institution
- Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba
Application Deadline September 22, 2014 | Application and Fellowship Details
The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for U.S. college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.
The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.
Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
- Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States