Study Abroad: Summer and Capstone Year Programs
Flagship Capstone Year in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline: TBD (deadline early-mid January, 2020 for 2020-21 academic year; we'll post as soon as date is announced). Note that a link will not be published; applicants will be given access to the application website when it's ready).
Note: American Councils must receive your online application and any supporting documents sent separately (e.g., letters of reference and transcripts), by the deadline (Eastern Standard Time). Applications require letters of reference, personal statements, and other supporting documents, so please read American Councils' website early and often to be prepared.
American Councils Summer 2020 Program in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline: early-mid February, 2020
For information on how to apply, go here.
Critical Language Scholarship
Both a program and a scholarship, this fully-funded State Department summer program in Russia (in 2019 students studied in Nizhnij Novgorod), Tbilisi, Georgia, and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) for students who have completed at least two years of language study.
Deadline: TBD- The application will open in the fall. For application details, go here.
Boren Scholarship -if you are awarded this scholarship, it will fund most of your Capstone year expenses. The Boren Awards website is here: https://www.borenawards.org. Look for the scholarship, for undergraduates (the fellowship is for graduate students).
Deadline: February 5, 2020, at 5 p.m. EST (e.g., 2 p.m. Pacific Time). Note that Feb 5 is the campus deadline; you'll have to submit your application to Boren campus representative, Mauricio Cobian, in the International Education Office.
Gilman International Scholarship - for students who are receiving a Pell grant at the time of application. Deadlines aren't set but generally it's in early March. https://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
Note that all scholarship applications include writing essays, which will require several drafts. Susie Bauckus (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Center for World Languages will meet with you and give you feedback, but you should also seek feedback from others. Advice from a Boren Scholar: "show it to anyone who can read."
For now, go to the websites and get a sense of what each scholarship is looking for. The essays are much different from UCLA application essays. Contact Susie with questions.