Boren Scholarships

Opportunities for US undergraduate students to study in world regions critical to US interests.

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, click here.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

CU's Office of International Education holds an annual informational meeting for the Boren scholarships.


Internship program with opportunities in Beijing or Shanghai.

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Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website:

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The application is now live and available online at:

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website:

CU Alumni Association Directors Club Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any second-semester freshman (rising sophomore) who is a Colorado resident, has a 3.5 GPA, and is enrolled full-time.

Diversity Abroad & China Institute Scholarship

Diversity Abroad and the University of Dayton China Institute are pleased to announce the continuation of their partnership for study abroad. Apply today to receive one full scholarship or one of four $20,000 awards offered each semester towards your application to study at the China Institute through the University of Dayton. Funds will be applied to the total program cost for a semester at the China Institute, which includes tuition, airfare, Chinese visa costs, housing, meals, program transportation and tours and excursions. Students who are not recipients of a Diversity Abroad & China Institute Scholarship award will still be considered for up to $15,000 in scholarships upon successful completion of a program application. Scholarship funds will only be applied towards application for the University of Dayton China Institute, but please note that this scholarship is not available to students currently enrolled at the University of Dayton or at a partner university of the China Institute. For additional program information and to apply, please visit Students will have the opportunity to share their stories, pictures, videos and a program review with the Diversity Abroad community. Students with a GPA below 2.5 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. For students who are the recipients of a $20,000 Diversity Abroad & China Institute Scholarship award, the total program cost* (including the items listed above) will be $9,910. Students may also be able to use their federal financial assistance towards the program cost.*Program cost based on 2017-18 China Institute semester costs. Program cost may be subject to change. For more information, please see


Internship, teaching, and volunteer opportunities around the world, including China and Turkey.

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Get in 2 China

Explore to find internship and study opportunities in China.

Global Career-Building Internships

This program includes opportunities in China and Hong Kong.

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Global Initiatives Scholarship

The Global Initiatives Fund provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students engaging one of the Program’s core values, a global experience. The Global Initiatives Fund supports study abroad activities, global seminars, language programs, research abroad, and other activities in places like Israel, Turkey, Germany, Scotland, and elsewhere related to educational activities in Jewish Studies.

Undergraduate Submission Guidelines:

Undergraduate students planning on participating in a CU Education Abroad program and pursue Jewish Studies abroad may be eligible for this scholarship. Students will apply through Education Abroad's Buffs Abroad Scholarship. The undergraduate scholarship is awarded on a rolling basis. If you have questions, please contact or contact Stephanie Pund, Education Abroad Program Manager, at or 303-492-2976.

Global Service Corps

Founded in 1993, Global Service Corps (GSC) is a non-profit leader in service learning and overseas volunteer programs and international internships in Cambodia and Tanzania offering international volunteer opportunities including Volunteer Vacations, 2 week Introductions to Service Learning, 4-6 week Short-term Volunteer Abroad Assignments and 9 Week to 6 month International Internships and Overseas Volunteer Assignments. 

Volunteer opportunities vary by location and include HIV/AIDS prevention education, sustainable agriculture development, English education, and other integrated service learning programs. 
Visit for more details on programs.

Intern Abroad

This website connects students to various internship and study abroad programs around the world.

International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office, U.S. Dept. of Education

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office promotes the study of foreign languages, and the regions of the world in which those languages are used, at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels in the United States. The office administers programs that provide some $72 million in federal support to increase expertise in foreign languages and area or international studies, primarily through grants to institutions of higher education.

We seek motivated students who are anxious to learn and work as part of our team during an unpaid full- or part-time internship during the summer, fall, and/or spring.

Potential duties of the intern:

  • Write brief articles about how international experiences and/or learning a foreign language changed the life of a student, teacher, or other professional, for IFLE newsletter, Web site;
  • Assist in producing short video(s) that capture the experience of grantees and fellows;
  • Provide support for IFLE presence on social media (posts, tweets);
  • Gather statistics from reliable sources pertinent to international and foreign language education and present them in easy-to-understand formats (e.g., infographics);
  • Support staff in preparing for and running grant competitions;
  • Gather data from our databases on grantee programs and projects;
  • Assist in arranging meetings and webinars with grantees and other key stakeholders;
  • Other related duties as required.

Required skill set:

  • Strong academic background (college juniors and seniors or first-year graduate students);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in managing social media;
  • Good research skills with emphasis on internet-based research;
  • Interest in education;
  • Flexibility, initiative, and teamwork skills;
  • Experience in learning a world language and international experience preferred;
  • Video editing, graphic design and related creative skills desirable.

NOTE: You must be enrolled in an educational institution to participate in this program.

Available internship terms:

Summer, fall, and/or spring

For information:

Contact Michelle Butler at 202-453-6491 or

Information listing here.

Japan-America Society Scholarship Program

In 2014, The Japan-America Society of Washington D.C. established the Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships to support short-term academic study (one semester or one academic year) at colleges and universities in Japan.

The scholarship may be used for any combination of tuition and other academic fees, room and board, travel and transportation (including internal Japan travel), and other approved expenses.

Requirements for Applicants:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate school in the United States
  • Must give proof of acceptance at a college or university in Japan as a full-time foreign exchange student for either one semester or one academic year
  • Must give proof that the program in Japan is an approved student exchange program of the applicant's home college or university in the US
  • Must intend to return to the college or university in the United States
  • May be majors in any subject, but must demonstrate that they have taken or plan to take academic courses related to Japan, whether in the US or at the Japan college or university
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

In reviewing applications, the JASW Scholarship Committee will give priority and preference to applicants who can demonstrate a combination of any of the following factors:

  • Are legal residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia (i.e., you may be studying at a college or university anywhere in the US, but your home/parents' home is in DC, MD, VA)
  • Are members or are children of members of the Japan-America Society of Washington DC
  • Have interned with the Japan-America Society of Washington DC
  • Have volunteered with the Japan-America Society of Washington DC
  • Have participated in the National Japan Bowl®
  • Have studied and/or are currently studying the Japanese language
  • Have studied and/or are currently taking academic courses on Japanese history, culture, society, politics, arts, literature, etc.
  • Have participated in extra-curricular activities related to Japan outside the academic classroom (for example, ikebana, tea ceremony, or Japanese cooking lessons; Japanese martial arts; Japan culture clubs, etc.)

This scholarship competition is held annually. For more information, please visit

Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

For more information, please visit

CU students who are interested in applying need to contact Deborah Viles at

The International Writing Program (IWP)

The Summer Institute is a new immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. This program for students of all academic interests - the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between - is free for selected participants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. The Summer Institute's innovative, inclusive, cross-cultural approach will empower future thought-leaders and help forge new lines of understanding, promote social justice, and foreground diversity, empathy, and community. Participants will come to see writing as a form of action - a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change. For more information about the Summer Institute and directions for applying, please visit Those interested in submitting an application or with questions about the program should contact

Teach for America

Are you interested in challenging yourself in an impact-driven career? Putting your talents to work to disrupt inequity and create opportunity? Joining a powerful network of more than 62,000 leaders from all backgrounds and sectors? By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a network of leaders shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. Our alumni are leading across education, business, policy, law, medicine, and more. How will you lead? Apply to the 2021 corps today.


Upcoming Application Deadline:
Friday, December 4, 2020
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All majors welcome. Full salary and benefits. 62,000+ alumni network.

Colorado Dragon Boat emerging leaders program

Our applications are open for the 2021-2022 Emerging Leaders Program. It's a free workshop.
We believe the hidden strength of our community lies within our generations to come. To tap this potential, we offer a FREE executive leadership program for young professionals with fewer than 10-15 years of professional experience. Through four full-day workshops, we empower our young leaders with the tools and skills to advance our community. Each of our young professionals is paired with a mentor from our community who will help them navigate the early stages of their careers.
For more information and to apply, you can go here:
Deadline is August 1st. It will be in person and we only have room for 16 students.

If you would like more information, I would be happy to hop on a call and answer any questions you may have. My email is or you can call 303-953-7277 or directly at 720-453-3674.