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Advanced Studies in England: ASE Bath

Washington and Lee is one of thirteen U. S. colleges and universities affiliated with Advanced Studies in England (ASE), an undergraduate humanities program based in the city of Bath that offers qualified students a one- or two-semester or a summer experience. Students live in Georgian townhouses near the city center. The seminar-sized classes taught by British faculty often include study trips designed to deepen the students’ understanding of the particular curricular subjects and English culture. ASE is formally associated with University College, Oxford University where students study for a 9-day residency each semester.  Students also spend a week each semester in Stratford-upon-Avon while attending the Royal Shakespeare Company productions.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts, Humanities
Opportunity Type: Study, Summer
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Credit, Unpaid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Seniors, Sophomores

Alfred Russel Wallace Grants for Outstanding Field Ecologists

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research is supported by students who join the programme, to strengthen their CV or resume, gain course credit, or collect data for a dissertation or thesis.  Alternatively if you are a medical student (or intending to go to medical school) you can gain experience in expedition medicine in one of the expedition medicine experiential courses.

Boren Special Initiative for STEM majors

Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Study, Summer, Travel, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Credit, Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. The funding offers range from a year abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad.   

John M. Evans Endowment for International Study

The John M. Evans Endowment for International Study was established in 2001 by former students, alumni, and friends of retired English professor John M. Evans in appreciation for his commitment to teaching, his mentorship, and his friendship. The annual proceeds from this endowment are to be used to offset student need-based expenses related to international study programs, including summer study and overseas internships, with preference to 1) students participating in any English department-sponsored spring term abroad program, 2) English majors studying abroad, and 3) others participating in study-abroad programs.

Leadership exCHANGE Global Leadership Program

Leadership exCHANGE is an educational organization dedicated to providing young people with the skills and opportunities they need to become active and responsible citizens in this global community. Credit-bearing programs on a variety of topics related to global leadership and entrepreneurship run throughout the year in Panama, Prague, Rome and North Carolina.  Limited scholarships are available.

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources young people need to be successful in life by creating, managing, and leading meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12. Working in partnership with non-profits, city agencies, and schools, fellows take action to improve the lives of young people by:

National Security Education Program/Boren African Languages Flagship Initiative

The NSEP African Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants the opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs in one of the following languages:  

Fields of Study: Humanities
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Language Training, Study, Summer, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Credit, Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Project Global Officer (GO)

Project GO (Global Officers) provides scholarships to ROTC students in three services for critical languages study domestically and abroad.  Project GO, originally titled the ROTC Language and Culture Project, is a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office, Project GO provides institutional grants to 25 U.S. universities across the country, including five of the six Senior Military Colleges. Working in support of Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC strategies and policies, Project GO facilitates collaborative efforts among universities and between universities and ROTC leadership.

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