Freeman-ASIA Scholarship is Now Accepting Applications

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the Freeman-ASIA spring and calendar year 2017 competition.

The deadline for student applications is October 20, 2016 (11:59pm EST), and the deadline for Adviser Certifications is October 27, 2016 (11:59pm EST.)

The Freeman-ASIA scholarships provide funding to undergraduate US citizens and permanent residents to support them as they study abroad in East and Southeast Asia.

The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade by mobilizing resources and commitments across the higher education, philanthropy and corporate sectors.

The Freeman-ASIA relaunch is the latest of several steps IIE has taken to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad and their study destinations. Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. More than half of Freeman-ASIA alumni report being employed in a position related to Asian affairs or requiring knowledge of an Asian language. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems and cultures.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, the timeline, and to access the application, students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website at http://www.iie.org/Freeman-ASIA.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Freeman-ASIA at freeman-asia@iie.org if you have any questions.

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