Freeman-ASIA Award

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Freeman-ASIA Award

Post  Admin on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:28 am

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities. Since the launch of the program in 2000, Freeman-ASIA has supported over 3,000 U.S. undergraduates with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia.



Value

Grant amounts are:
Summer Award

up to $3,000
Semester/Quarter Award

up to $5,000
Academic Year Award

up to $7,000


Conditions

1.
An Applicant Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
2.
An Applicant Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program.
3.
The Applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA, with the Statement of Financial Need through the on-line Freeman-ASIA Application.
4.
An Applicant Must be an undergraduate student in good standing, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree, at a two-year or a four-year institution of higher education in the United States.
5.
An Applicant Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.
6.
An Applicant Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.)
7.
An Applicant Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university.
8.
The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.
9.
An Applicant Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study.
10.
A Summer Term applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.
11.
A Semester or an Academic Year Term applicant must not have spent more than 6 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.
12.
An Applicant Must submit the on-line Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his or her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and in the local community.
13.
An Applicant Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his or her service project at the end of the term following their return to the United States.
14.
An Applicant Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA Award recipient.

Address

Freeman-ASIA
U.S. Student Programs Division
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Tel: 212.984.5542
Fax: 212.984.5325
E-mail: Freeman-ASIA@iie.org

URL

http://www.iie.org/programs/Freeman%2DASIA/default.shtm
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