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Sending & Scholarships

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Agenda

• The Basics about AFS-USA Study Abroad

• New group programs!

• National Scholarships

• Sponsored Programs, Full-Ride Scholarships

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• More than 50 partners

• 13,000participants each year worldwide

• 40,000 volunteers & over 500 staff worldwide

• 380,000 Program Returnees

• AFS-USA sends 1200 U.S. students to 40+ countries on year, semester & summer programs each year!

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AFS offers . . .

• 65+ years of history and is the largest student exchange organization

• The widest selection of programs

• A supportive network of volunteers to help students in the U.S. and while abroad

• Orientations throughout process

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AFS-USA Study Abroad Destinations

Latin AmericaArgentinaBrazilChileCosta RicaEcuadorHondurasMexicoPanamaParaguayPeru

EuropeAustriaBelgiumBosniaCroatiaCzech Rep. DenmarkFinland

Europe Ctn.France GermanyHungary Iceland Ireland ItalyLatvia Netherlands Norway Portugal Russia SerbiaSpain Sweden Switzerland Turkey

AfricaEgyptGhanaKenyaSouth Africa

Asia/PacificChinaHong KongIndiaIndonesiaJapanMalaysiaPhilippinesNew ZealandThailand

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Program Choices

Year • Complete immersion• About 10 months• Become fluent in

another language

Semester• Works for busy

students• About 6 months• Learn another

language well

Summer • 4-8 weeks • Options: homestay,

language study, community service

GAP Year• Year, semester and

summer• For high school grads• Academic or

community service programs

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And… Adult-Led Group Programs!

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Requirements for Studying Abroad

• Language Very few programs have requirements

• Good health - physically, mentally and emotionally - • to help ensure the safety of participants, and a • positive experience

• Open to new experiences and ready for challenges

Age 15-18 for high school programs, 18 and older for Gap-year programs

GPA 2.8 for year and semester programs

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Scholarships Overview

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Global Leaders need-based aid is available nation wide

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National Scholarships

• Vaya a América Latina – Argentina & Costa Rica

• Viaggio Italiano – Italy• Sakura & Yoshi Hattori – Japan• Cultural Explorer – Merit Based, Country

Specific • AFS Family Awards - ($200)

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Online Fundraising Resources

• Sponsor an AFSer: Online Fundraising Tool available to students

• Student provided code for widget to add to blog

• Donations go directly to student tuition

• Contributor information sent to students twice a month

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Outbound Sponsored Programs

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National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

Fully funded scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Approximately 600 scholarships to learn Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish for a year or a summer.

Fall Deadline (November)

www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/nsli-y/

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Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program

55 full scholarships through YES Abroad for students to study for up to one year in countries with significant Muslim populations, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Winter Deadline (January)www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/yes-abroad/