VCU Student to Study on Fulbright in the U.K.!

Congratulations to VCU student Sara Mason, who will be participating in this summer’s US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute!
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers three Special Summer Programs for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), who have completed no more than two years of university study, to come to the UK on a four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.
Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates

For information on the Fulbright and other scholarships, contact Jeff Wing at the VCU National Scholarship Office
For information on study abroad programs, please contact VCU Education Abroad at

Attention ISEP Applicants: Scholarship Opportunity!

ISEP is 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 Semester 2 of 2010-11)
Annette Kade $1,000 Scholarships – semester and full year students (5 available for Semester 2 of 2010-11)
Grants will be awarded to U.S. ISEP academic year and semester exchange participants in order to support students with a genuine interest in studying abroad but do not have sufficient financial resources. 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 (full year, semester, or the combined semester/summer ISEP-Direct program at Marburg).

ISEP Scholarship Application Form (PDF) signed and endorsed by home ISEP coordinator.

Two completed essays.

Mandatory completion of a post-exchange student evaluation form.

Essay Questions:
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.
Applications are available to download now on the ISEP website. All nominations should be submitted to ISEP by October 15, 2010. Scholarship recipients will be notified in late November.

Scholarships for ISEP Students!

Here is important information on two scholarships especially for U.S. ISEP students preparing to study abroad!

Don’t struggle to pay for your study abroad!

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The Annette Kade Scholarship for Students Studying French or German is offering seven scholarships for Spring 2011! Two $2,000 scholarships and five $1,000 scholarships are available. Details and a downloadable application are available on the ISEP website. Deadline is October 1, 2010.
STA Travel is offering two $500 Travel Scholarships. These scholarships are determined by a drawing that is held twice each academic year. Details are available on the ISEP website. Deadlines are August 1 and December 15.
For more information on study abroad programs and funding options, please contact VCU Education Abroad at (804) 827-7882 or

Think Spring! Open ISEP Sites for Spring 2011

Check out this link to ISEP-Exchange Programs for U.S. Students with a good chance of placement for Spring 2011!
ISEP is a non-profit network of over 275 universities worldwide. ISEP offers two types of programs:
1. ISEP exchange: Placement depends upon space available at the host university. The priority application deadline is Aug. 15 for spring programs and Jan. 15 for the fall. Students pay the ISEP program fee that is based on VCU tuition, fees, room and board.
2. ISEP direct: Placement is not dependent upon space available; therefore, most universities accept applications until mid-November and April. Students pay based on the host university’s charges.
For more information on ISEP and other study abroad options, please contact VCU Education Abroad at (804) 827-7882 or

Make the Most of Your Money with an Exchange Program!

Despite the fact that tuition rates are rising, study abroad is still an affordable option!
The International Student Exchange Program can help you to study abroad as an exchange student, with a choice of 28 different countries!
As an ISEP student, you pay a program fee based on VCU’s tuition, fees, room and board. You can find more information on the Education Abroad website.
From Denmark to Japan to Uruguay…from Business to Sculpture to Political Science…there is an ISEP program for everyone!
Check out this list of participating ISEP Exchange universities!
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