German Language and Culture in Aachen

The Global Education Office and the VCU School of World Studies, in conjunction with the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, are pleased to offer an innovative summer study abroad program in Germany. The program offers an exceptional opportunity for students to immerse themselves in German language and culture while enjoying the sights and sounds of the historically important spa town of Aachen (home of Charlemagne) in west central Germany. Participants will have a classroom-based language learning experience at the university’s long-established international German language school, as well as a cultural learning experience through lectures, tours and excursions.

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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!

Boren Scholarship Information Session Wednesday, October 20 @ 12pm

Join the Honors College for an information session regarding Boren Scholarships and Fellowships!
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates and graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
The information session will be held Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00 pm in the Honors College, 701 W. Grace Street. We hope you can attend!

Critical Language Scholarship Meeting -Friday, September 24, 2010 at 2pm

Interested in studying abroad this summer? The National Scholarship Office will be hosting Mr. Michael Halvach from the Critical Language Scholarship program, on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) in room 1303 at 2pm.
The CLS program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.
CLS provides full summer (eight to ten weeks) funding for beginning, intermediate and advanced study of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian. All CLS programs are held in countries where the language is spoken and many involve home stays in addition to intensive classroom instruction.  Some programs offer only intermediate and advanced training and some are open only to graduate students and graduating seniors.  Check the CLS website for specific details. For more information on CLS visit

VCU Students Represent the World!

We are proud to announce that three VCU students have been chosen to receive the Critical Language Scholarship this summer!
The Critical Language Scholarship is a highly competitive award. It’s purpose is to support students who are interested in mastering a language that is underrepresented in traditional courses of study and is deemed critical to U.S. security. Scholarship recipients receive intensive language training abroad for seven to thirteen weeks. More information on the Critical Language Scholarship can be found at their website: Critical Language Scholarship
VCU scholarship recipients Caitlin Canney and Ben Nelson will study Arabic in Amman, Jordan, while recipient Kerim Rached will study Turkish in Ankara, Turkey. We congratulate them and wish them safe and happy travels!