AmeriSpan Study Abroad has announced $ 75,000 in scholarship grants for college students seeking to spend a semester overseas. Students at the moment enrolled at a US and Canadian universities could apply for grants ranging from $ 500-$ 2,000. The grants are awarded on a 1st come, initial serve basis and there are no eligibility restrictions such as family members income, race or university eligibility. These grants are available to present students who plan to attend an AmeriSpan semester program at certain international, accredited universities in Spain, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile or Ecuador.
In today’s globally interdependent globe, a effectively-rounded education is crucial to prepare today’s young folks for the future. Participants, who devote a summer or semester abroad to improve their interpersonal abilities, have a far better cross-cultural understanding and have the opportunity to develop essential language expertise. An knowledge in one more country bolsters a resume and will assist a past participant stand out from the pack when looking for a job. Moreover, academic credit is awarded for these programs and can save on college costs because AmeriSpan College Study Abroad programs are generally less expensive than a semester at a university in the USA.
“Most agree that studying abroad is a smart selection for the development and career prospects of college students, but like all education it can be a big investment. Our objective with these study abroad scholarships is to make it easier for more men and women to participate in these rewarding programs”, commented John Slocum, AmeriSpan’s Co-founder.
The new scholarship grants are portion of AmeriSpan’s “Study Abroad: Push it Forward” initiative which includes a distinctive study abroad fundraising program, new “student-friendly” tuition rates and a contest focused on sharing study abroad stories and advice. The fundraising program is particularly innovative as the program is created to turbocharge a participant’s own efforts by promoting their story to much more than 30,000 past AmeriSpan participants and study abroad enthusiasts.
AmeriSpan’s Vice President adds, “Though many of our participants utilize financial aid, student loans, fundraising and scholarships, it often just isn’t sufficient. These grants coupled with our tuition rates which are considerably less costly than other organizations will enable far more to knowledge programs such as our popular semester in Barcelona, Spain.”
Founded in 1993, AmeriSpan Study Abroad gives far more than 100 study abroad, language-learning and volunteer programs worldwide for participants of all ages and language level. The Philadelphia-based organization has lengthy been an innovator in the study abroad field, constructing its reputation by offering high good quality, low price language immersion programs. In May possibly 2011, the company was named a Finalist for the “Innovators in Social Media” award sponsored by GoAbroad.com. In September 2010, the organization was awarded its 2nd consecutive ‘Star Award’ as the Greatest Agency in North America. The industry’s prestigious Star Award is voted by organizations worldwide and awarded annually.