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If you’re in high school and have dreams to travel the world, you don’t have to wait until you’re an adult. You can travel and live overseas now. Many of the programs listed below are funded by the U.S. Department of State (visit their site here).  These programs allow you to experience and live in […]

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While considering the option to study abroad, you may have doubts as to whether or not this experience is for you. Below, common myths about study abroad are addressed. I want to arm you with information so you can make an informed decision about whether or not studying abroad is right for you. 1. It’s […]

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1. Find A Program That Is All-Inclusive The study abroad program that I chose provided housing. I stayed in a dorm, it had a meal plan, it took me on excursions, and provided an internship. I even had a stipend. My semester abroad was the same amount that I paid for tuition at my undergrad […]

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The terms scholarships and fellowships are sometimes used interchangeably. The main difference between scholarships and fellowships is that fellowships will more likely have a service component or internship that participants need to fulfill. Fellowships can range from months to years. Visit also Study Abroad Scholarships for Women of Color here. You can also find a list […]

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1. Visit Your Study Abroad Advisor And Use Your Favorite Search Engine  When you make the decision to study abroad, visit your study abroad advisor. This person will know about different scholarships you can apply for. They should be able to tell you about scholarships offered at your school and with program providers. They might […]

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When you are applying to scholarships and fellowships, there’s going to be competition. There may be hundreds if not thousands of applications. Applicants will have similar grades and work/volunteer experience. In order to have a chance at winning the scholarship or fellowship, you have to do something powerful. You have to tell your story. Why […]

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1. Don’t Wait To The Last Minute To Apply Starting early on your international affairs fellowship application is one of the best things you can do. It gives you time to research, ask for a recommendation, and draft a well-thought-out essay. Also, you won’t be stressed. Because let’s face it, life gets busy. Life already […]

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1. Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship is a U.S. Department of State grant program that assists students in financial need to study or intern overseas. The program encourages the participation of underrepresented groups in study abroad. These groups include but are not limited to ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students […]

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The programs highlighted below are a sample list of international affairs fellowships. I could not list each one I came across, but this is a good start. Continue to do research based on your interests. 1. Boren Fellowship Boren Fellowships are the graduate version of the Boren scholarship program. Graduate students who have an interest […]

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1. Choose Someone You Worked With Well Don’t choose the CEO if you’ve never worked with them. Sure, their title is impressive, but you might get a better recommendation from someone whom you’ve worked closely with.  2. Ask For A Recommendation Early Give your recommender enough time to process and think about what to write. […]

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