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Study Abroad Scholarships

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

Sponsor: American Institute for Foreign Study Program Number: 10324 Title: AIFS International Scholarships E-mail: Web Site: American Institute for Foreign Study Website

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: 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.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

Website: Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

The winner of the Tortuga Scholarship will receive:

  • $1,000 scholarship for studying abroad
  • 1 travel backpack

The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

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.

To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS or email

Cultural Experiences Abroad

Sponsor: Cultural Experiences Abroad Global Education


The CEA Scholarship programs offer help on financing your study abroad program.

Merit-Based Scholarships

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  


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  


For students who excel academically: GPA: 3.7


For students accepted into any CEA semester, trimester, summer, or academic year program in France: GPA: 2.5

Diversity Scholarships


For students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity: GPA: 2.5

Need-based Scholarships


For students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding: GPA: 2.5

Custom & Faculty-Led Program Scholarships


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.