2013-2014 Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Now Open!

Hello Future Boren Scholars!

Interested in applying to the Boren Scholarship or Fellowship? Don’t know what the Boren is? Are you interested in studying in an area traditionally underrepresented in study abroad? Find out more information here!

Make sure you are eligibleHave you read the post award service requirement? Are you currently an undergraduate or graduate student?  Read over the requirements to make sure you can apply.

Education Abroad is happy to assist any student who is applying to the Boren this fall with feedback on their essays and application. We also strongly encourage applicants to make an appointment at the National Scholarship Office at VCU to start the application process early on.

Good Luck!

Studio Art Centers International Florence Info Session!

Have you ever thought about studying the arts in Italy?
Studio Art centers International Florence (SACI) representative Todd Siddons will be visiting VCU this Wednesday, September 21!
Todd will be hosting an information session in the Arts building to inform students about SACI study abroad programs! Pizza will be served.

SACI Info Session
Wednesday, September 21
Arts Building
1000 W. Broad St.
1st floor conference room (room 107)

We hope to see you there!

2012-2013 Boren Awards Applications Now Available!

The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available!
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 Scholarships provide undergraduate students up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research.
The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is January 31 and the deadline for the Boren Scholarship is February 9.
The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Progr
am (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education. Please contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005-2403
Tel: 1-800-618-NSEP
Fax: 202-326-7672

Scholarship Opportunity: Annete Kade Scholarships

ISEP is now accepting nominations from U.S. member institutions for student scholarships funded through The New York Community Trust-Annette Kade Fund.
Annette Kade $2,000 Scholarships – semester and full year students (2 available for 2011-12)
Annette Kade $1,000 Scholarships – semester and full year students (6 available for 2011-12)
Grants will be awarded to U.S. ISEP second semester participants in order to encourage students with a genuine interest in learning German or French abroad. The target audience for these scholarships is students wishing to pursue study at one of the German or French language programs within the ISEP membership. The award criteria for the scholarships include academic background, desire to improve language ability, and genuine financial need.
Must be a U.S. ISEP nominee for France, Germany, Austria or Switzerland
Applicants should also demonstrate financial need.
ISEP Scholarship Application Form (PDF) signed and endorsed by home ISEP coordinator
Mandatory completion of a post-exchange student evaluation form.
All applicants must submit a response to two essay questions- the first based on financial need and the second relating to the culture/language of the host country.
All nominations should be submitted to ISEP by October 3, 2011. Scholarship applicants will be notified in late October of the status of their application.
For more information please contact VCU Education Abroad at abroad@vcu.edu

Service Learning in Guatemala Program Featured in VCU News!

VCU’s Guatemala Arts & Education study abroad program has been featured by the VCU News Center. One of our many faculty-led summer programs, this trip gave students the opportunity to complete service-learning credits abroad.
Check out the article below!

For more information on studying abroad, please contact abroad@vcu.edu

Study Abroad Fall Fair 2011

The Global Education Office hosts a fair each September to spread the word about the numerous study abroad opportunities available through VCU. Students who visit the fair will have the chance to meet with faculty who lead study abroad programs, students who have studied abroad, Education Abroad staff, as well as representatives from academic institutions, study abroad program providers and travel agencies.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various offices at VCU that assist with the study abroad process, including the national scholarship office, financial aid, student health services, the School of World Studies, and more. Students from all disciplines are invited to come learn about study abroad options, funding and resources!

Study Abroad Fall Fair 2011
Wednesday, Sept. 14
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
University Student Commons Plaza
VCU’s Monroe Park Campus

For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please email abroad@vcu.edu.

NCDE Offers $50 for Disability Stories on International Exchange Experiences

If you are a person with a disability and have either studied, worked or
volunteered on exchange between the US and another country, the National
Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)
would like to hear from you!
How to Participate:
. Write a personal essay
. Share your blog
. Answer our Featured Person questionnaire
If NCDE selects your submission for the NCDE website and/or other publications,
they will send a one-time $50 stipend to your U.S. address!
Submissions must come from people with disabilities residing in the United
States, which includes people from other countries currently having an
international exchange experience in the United States.
Submissions are due by Thursday, September 1, 2011.
View NCDE’s Stories and Blogs page for
examples of submitted stories, blogs, writing tips, and complete submission
requirements. For questions or to submit a story, email: abryant@miusa.org.