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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP for study in Asia

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 02/22/21 

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Are you thinking of studying abroad in an Asian country?  Do you want to go abroad this summer or during the upcoming academic year?  If so, consider applying for the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA). The Freeman-ASIA application cycle for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Academic Year 2021-22 is now open, and the application deadline is March 30, 2021.

FREEMAN-ASIA PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

Grant amounts are:
- Summer Award: up to $3,000
- Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000
- Academic Year Award: up to $7,000

AWARD ELIGIBILITY
Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance. Students must be undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.8, and must have applied or been accepted to a study abroad program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.  Students must have little or no previous experience in the country in which they plan to study.The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, or 12 weeks for a semester. See link below for additional eligibility requirements.

MORE INFORMATION & DETAILS
Program Overview
Award Details
Post-study abroad Service Projects
Eligibility
Application Overview
Application Instructions

NEED MORE INFORMATION TO PLAN YOUR STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE?
Schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser - we'll help you find the program that's right for you.  Please note: we recommend meeting with an academic adviser to discuss your study abroad needs and timeline BEFORE scheduling a one-on-one study abroad appointment.

STAY CONNECTED FOR MORE STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION!
Get notified of upcoming study abroad events, information and announcements! Join the Study Abroad page on IC Engage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram.

International Programs and Extended Studies
(607) 274-3306
studyabroad@ithaca.edu

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