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ACTFL is pleased to partner with the following organizations to offer summer study abroad scholarships to our members:
- The Cemanahuac Educational Community Scholarship: Two (2) weeks of Spanish language study in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The scholarship includes registration and tuition for two-weeks, housing, meals and one field study trip.
- IMAC Spanish Language Programs Scholarship: A scholarship for four (4) weeks of Spanish language study in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- COINED/ACTFL Scholarship: Two scholarships for two different ACTFL Spanish teachers for two weeks (2) of Spanish language course each, to be taken during 2013 in Santiago de Chile, Chile!
- SpeakMandarin/ACTFL Scholarship: 3 scholarships for ACTFL members with 90 online live Chinese lessons within 6 weeks
- North American Visiting Teachers in Spain Program is an initiative by the Ministry of Education of Spain as part of a broader policy framework that pursues implementing and reinforcing the teaching of English as a foreign language on the one hand and the bilingual English–Spanish curriculum programs on the other, all over Spain.
- The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program (CTE) and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program (DA). The Fulbright Teacher Programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
- The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to U. S. high-school aged students for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Applications for summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 programs are due November 1, 2012.
- The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to American high school students to spend the 2013-14 academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali (semester), Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This post 9/11 program focuses on increasing understanding between people in the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations. The application deadline is January 16, 2013.
- The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Secondary school students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Young professionals (undergraduates) and high school graduates of vocational studies ages 18-24 study and participate in practical training. Scholarships are now available for academic year 2013-14; application deadlines vary by U.S. region and range from September 2012 to January 2013.
- The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service.
- David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
- The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship is a scholarship for American undergraduates to study abroad. The scholarship provides grants for students with limited financial means to pursue international study. It is funded by the International Academic Opportunity Act, passed in 2000, and sponsored by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over 10,000 alumni of the program have studied in more than 120 countries around the world.