Many organizations offer scholarships for Study Abroad. CSUSB course credits may or may not be available.
Make sure you check if you qualify for a World Languages and Literatures Department Scholarship.
American Institute for Foreign Study Scholarship
The sponsor is offering international scholarships to students wishing to travel abroad.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Institute of International Education Program Number: 59318 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Page. The sponsor provides support to undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. Applicants must be currently receiving a federal Pell grant. The funding will only cover a portion of the total costs associated with studying abroad. Funding is for a semester or an academic year. Study may not be conducted in a country that is currently under a travel warning issued by the United States Department of State or Cuba.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Web Site: Bridging Scholarships
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
Sponsor: United States Department of State
Web Site: Critical Language Scholarship Page
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.
Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at Apply Here. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites.
Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
Cultural Experiences Abroad
The CEA Scholarship programs offer help on financing your study abroad program.
GLOBAL EDUCATION ($400 - $3,000)
For students who seek a global learning experience: GPA: 2.5
GLOBAL CAREER ($400 - $2,000)
For students who wish to pursue a career with global ties: GPA: 3.0
GENERATION STUDY ABROAD ($400 - $750)
CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad: GPA: 2.5
ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ($750 - $3,000)
For students who excel academically: GPA: 3.7
CHRIS TOWNS SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)
For students accepted into any CEA semester, trimester, summer, or academic year program in France: GPA: 2.5
DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP ($400 - $2,000)
For students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity: GPA: 2.5
FINANCIAL NEED SCHOLARSHIP ($500 - $1,000)
For students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding: GPA: 2.5
Custom & Faculty-Led Program Scholarships
CUSTOM & FACULTY-LED PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP (UP TO $300 - $1,000)
For students seeking a global learning experience through their university sponsored custom or faculty-led program: GPA: 3.0
Field Research Grants
Sponsor: Tinker Foundation, Inc. Program Number: 01005
The sponsor provides graduate students with travel funds (international and domestic) to Latin America, Spain and Portugal to: acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language and culture, familiarize themselves with information sources relevant to their studies; conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations, and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields.
International Cooperative Education Summer Work Abroad
Ochoa and Fernandez Family Study Abroad Scholarship
The Ochoa and Fernandez Family Study Abroad Scholarship provides funding for a Spanish major applying to study abroad with the CSU International Programs in a Spanish-speaking country. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required, as well as a declared major in Spanish. Financial need will be considered but is not essential. Applications are due by April 15 to the Department of World Languages & Literatures. Scholarships will be awarded in the spring for use during the upcoming Fall term. Scholarships will be administered by the Financial Aid Office.