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Fulbright US Student Program 2019-2020

The Fulbright 2019-20 US student program is open! Please see

Through this program, recent graduates can researchstudy or teach abroad.  There are over 2,200 awards available for 2019-20, an increased number of English Teaching Assistant (ETA) placements and an increase in Master’s degree program placements.

If you have graduated (undergraduate or graduate study), or will graduate by spring 2019, you can apply. To help you get started, please review the archived information sessions available at

Chatham’s on campus Fulbright application deadline is September 10, 2018.  Please see the below timeline and checklist for further information.

April 2018:

Online application opens.  View awards by clicking on specific countries at

April-May 2018:

  • Thoroughly read Fulbright website
  • Review differences between ETA (English Teaching Assistant) grants and Research/Study grants
  • Research your country and Fulbright commission (either grant). Carefully consider the profile of countries. Keep up with current events in the country.
  • Research your topic if you are applying for a Research grant; discuss your research topic with your academic advisor and department for ideas and input.
  • Begin networking and start looking for affiliations (names and universities) if you are applying for a Research grant. Make initial outreach to university abroad.  If you are unsure about how to approach universities, request assistance from your academic advisor, department and/or Fulbright Program Advisors (FPAs)
  • Work on your language proficiency (register for summer classes and/or self-study)
  • Look for opportunities to strengthen your candidacy. Become a language partner for the English Language Program.
  • Be in touch with FPAs to schedule advising appointments.

Summer 2018

  • Update your CV/resume
  • Start drafting statements for application
  • Fill out your personal details on the application
  • Start looking for language reference writers; continue language study
  • Think about your recommenders and reach out to them.
  • Follow up contact with the university abroad as necessary, secure affiliation letter
  • Request university/college transcripts (unofficial is okay) from all schools attended in US and abroad
  • Share first drafts of your essays with FPAs by July 16 (or earlier)

 August 15, 2018, Deadline to share revised draft statements with FPAs /Fellowship committee for feedback before campus deadline

September 10, 2018, Campus Deadline.  You must submit final drafts of your statements at this time and list your recommenders, language, etc.

September 17-21, 2018 On campus interviews with Fellowship committee. (exact days/times TBD). Campus committee evaluation completed.  (FPAs upload form to Embark system).

Applicants will be able to make additional revisions to application post-interview.

October 9, 2018, 5 pm EST.  Online application system closes at 5:00 P.M. EST.

Late January 2019. Finalists announced.

March-May 2019. Fulbright winners announced by country.

If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright grant, and for support in the application process, please get in touch with Karin Chipman, or Chris Musick,

Summer 2018 Study Abroad Opportunities

Summer is often the perfect time to study abroad – you don’t have to worry about missing required courses at Chatham and you can study a topic that interests you and/ or in a unique location.  There are also many fully or partially-funded study abroad opportunities. We will update this list as more opportunities and applications become available.

2018 Indonesia Summer Studies Program, May 24-August 2, 2018.  This ten week program is held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Accepted students will pay $2,000 each for this program, partially funded by the US Indonesia Society (USINDO).  See program details and the application at The application deadline is February 8, 2018.

Global Health – International summer program, July 3-July 31, 2018.   This program, taught in English, is based at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel. The program consists of two courses, Health in the Age of Globalization (4 credits) and Israeli Public Health Innovation for the world (2 credits) as well as one week on-site practicum, professional field trips, exercises and small groups mentoring, and excursions. Students must have completed their junior year to be eligible.  Applications will be evaluated by an admissions committee. Scholarships are available for outstanding students. The application deadline is February 25, 2018.  Learn more.

University of Roehampton International Summer school, June 7-June 30 and June 28-July 21, 2018.  Just outside central London, England, modules offered at University of Roehampton summer school include Londonopolis, Introduction to the London Stage and Media City and Cultural Capital, Please visit their website to find out more and to apply.  Each session is about $2990 or attend both sessions for about $5735.

When will you study abroad?  For more information about these and other study abroad options, the $1200 study abroad voucher, and study abroad scholarships, stop by the Office of International Affairs, Falk lower level or email

Study abroad scholarships and opportunities roundup!

There are many scholarships and opportunities for study abroad with deadlines approaching…don’t wait, check your eligibility and apply now!

October 3, Gilman Scholarship for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 (Early Application)

October 11, Bridging Scholarships for Spring 2018 Study in Japan

October 13, Go Overseas – Full Scholarship to Study Abroad in New Zealand

October 17, IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

October 18, Freeman Asia for study in East or Southeast Asia

November 15, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for summer 2018

January 15, 2018, Fund for Education Abroad scholarship

February 8, 2018, Boren Scholarship for summer STEM students and semester study abroad (must include language study) 

March 1, 2018, TEAN Full Ride Scholarship (for any summer 2018 or fall 2018 TEAN program)

March 6, 2018, Gilman Scholarship for Summer 2018

When will you study abroad?  Contact for more information on study abroad options, opportunities and scholarships.

Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

While applications for 2018-19 Fulbright grants are due October 6, 2017, it’s not too early to start thinking about applying for 2019-20 grants.

What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.  For details see

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.  Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.

Who can apply?  

Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program include:

  • Recent graduates: Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.
  • Master’s and doctoral candidates: Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

For more information,  please contact Chatham University Fulbright Program Advisers:  Karin Chipman  or Chris Musick

Open Competition for New Fulbright ETA Awards in Brazil – February 2018!!

Just announced:

Open Competition for New Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards in Brazil – February 2018!!
Special application open May 2, 2017- July 14, 2017

With funding from the Brazilian government, the Fulbright Brazil ETA Program is expanded for the Program Year 2017-18 with 76 additional grants to be offered.   A special open application period will be held from May 2 to July 14, 2017.  The deadline is Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by July 14, 2017.  Additional requirements/preferences for this program include:

  • Must available for the full grant term: mid-February to November, 2018.
  • Cannot be residing in Brazil for more than three months in the 12 months prior to the grant start. Exception can be made for language immersion program enrollment.
  • Proficiency in a Romance language at the intermediate level (equivalent to 2-years college level study) is required at the time of application.
  • Experience working in an educational environment, specifically with classroom teaching or leadership is strongly preferred..

Persons who applied for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the fall 2017 but did not receive a grant offer for 2017-18 are also eligible to apply for this opportunity.  In this case, candidates will create a new application account in Embark with a different email address and complete the full application—respond to all questions, revise and upload new essays, request new Reference Forms (2 are required for this competition), request a Foreign Language Evaluation in one of the required languages, and upload the most recent transcript(s) of all degree level course work.  However, the Campus Committee Interview/Evaluation will not apply.

For further information after May 1, please refer to the Brazil Country Description.  (link to  If you have specific questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Jody Dudderar (, 845-212-5565) at IIE. Please note there is a separate application for this award that will be found in the country description. Applicants must apply through the appropriate portal to be considered. 

Chatham University encourages students and alumni from all disciplines to apply for a Fulbright grant and hope that you will consider submitting an application. Chatham students and alumni, for support, please contact the Office of International Affairs,

Scholarships for study abroad – fall 2017 / spring 2018

Are you on the hunt for additional funding to study abroad in fall 2017 and/ or spring 2018?

Here are three study abroad scholarship opportunities open to all majors:

Tortuga Backpacks  (deadline for fall study abroad is May 20, 2017)

All the Rooms (deadline is August 1, 2017)

FlipKey  (deadline is August 15, 2017)

Check each link above for eligibility, requirements and rules.

See Chatham’s website for Chatham experiential learning scholarships, and a list of outside scholarship opportunities.

When will you study abroad?  For more information about study abroad options, scholarships and the study abroad process, please contact or visit us at the Office of International Affairs in Falk Hall, lower level.

Study abroad this summer in Korea or Japan

We have just received information and applications for exciting and affordable summer study abroad programs:

Dates:  June 26-July 21, 2017

Eligibility:  undergraduate men and women (must be returning to Chatham for at least fall semester 2017).  GPA of 2.0 or higher required. Applicants’ eligibility will be reviewed including academic, judicial and financial clearances.

Course: The BIP program includes lectures in aspects of Korean history, politics, food and culture as well as several field trips and activities. (3 credits)

Fee:  $300 per person. This includes airport pick-up, program participation, lectures, some of the activities and field trips, housing, and board (breakfast and lunch on weekdays) throughout the duration of the program. Dinner on weekdays, meals on weekends, and airport drop-off are not included.  Transportation to and from Korea not included.

$1200 study abroad voucher is available for eligible undergraduate students.

Applications must be submitted to OIA, Falk 003 by April 14, 2017. 

Please submit with your application: Copy of your passport ID page, two passport sized photos and $300 fee (cash, check or money order).

Ochanomizu University Summer program in Tokyo, Japan.


 Dates: Japanese course (three levels, no prior language required) July 8-July 28, 2017 OR Culture and Society Course July 15-July 28, 2017

Eligibility:  undergraduate men and women (must be returning to Chatham for at least fall semester 2017).  GPA of 2.0 or higher required. Applicants’ eligibility will be reviewed including academic, judicial and financial clearances.

Courses:  you may apply for a Japanese language course (3 weeks) or Culture and Society (2 weeks, taught in English). Culture and Society students will choose from 3 sub topics: 1. Gender from Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2. Digging in Japanese food culture: What is Authenticity of traditional food? 3. Evolution in Natural Science: From Beginning to Becoming.

Fee: Tuition is free. Cultural events included. Traveling costs to/from Tokyo, accommodation fee, and living cost (meals and local transportation) are the responsibility of the students. Guest houses will be arranged for 50-60,00 JPY for 2 weeks or 60-70,000 JPY for 3 weeks.  $1200 study abroad voucher is available for eligible undergraduate students.

Applications are available in OIA (Falk lower level) and must be submitted by April 14, 2017.

Summer School at Kansai University,, application guidelines at

Dates. 2 week programs June 25-July 8 and July 9-July 22. 4 week program June 25-July 22.

Eligibility. undergraduate men and women (must be returning to Chatham for at least fall semester 2017).  GPA of 2.0 or higher required. Applicants’ eligibility will be reviewed including academic, judicial and financial clearances.

Courses:  Students may enroll in one course per 2 week term.  Courses available in first 2 weeks: Business and Japanese People or Global PBL (Ethnography of Osaka Japan) Courses available in second 2 weeks: Global Sociology or Contemporary Japanese Society and Culture.  Optional Japanese survival course available. (additional fee)

Fee: Tuition is 170,000 Japanese yen per person for 2 week program.  Tuition is 330,000 Japanese yen for 4 week program. Apartment stay is included, additional fee for homestay option and optional Japanese language survival course.  Cultural events included. Traveling costs to/from Tokyo and living cost (meals and local transportation) are the responsibility of the students. $1200 study abroad voucher is available for eligible undergraduate students.

Please submit with your application:  Official transcript required.

Applications due to Kansai University by April 21, 2017.  See for details.

Summer program at Okayama University, Japan

Dates: June 22 to July 14, 2017.

Eligibility. undergraduate men and women (must be returning to Chatham for at least fall semester 2017).  GPA of 2.0 or higher required. Applicants’ eligibility will be reviewed including academic, judicial and financial clearances.

Courses: 3 credits, the theme of the program is “The Environment and People in Globalization.”

Fee:  Tuition is approx.. $419.  Scholarship: 80,000 JPY (Approx. 762 USD) For students with GPA 2.3 or higher (according to the JASSO scale) from partner universities.

Accommodation Options: For 23 daysTwin room: 69,000 JPY (Approx. 657 USD)  Single room: 110,000 JPY or 122.000 JPY (Approx. 1048 USD or 1162 USD)

Application deadline is April 24, 2017.  See details at


Dates and Deadlines

February 17               ELP/Exchange Carnegie Science Center field trip

February 21               End-of-program celebration for Kobe & Kyoto students

March 13                    International Karaoke, 7pm, Carriage House

April 3                        International Trivia, 7pm, Carriage House

April 18                      Higher Education Summit, Eddy Theatre

April 20                      International end-of-term celebration

April 21                      Last day of class

May 22                       First day of summer semester for the ELP

Summer 2017 study abroad – scholarships and opportunities in Ethiopia, Indonesia, the UK and Korea!

photo courtesy of Jacksonville University

In addition to the $1200 study abroad voucher (for all undergraduates) and the additional $1800 International Certificate funding (for students completing an International Certificate), there are several other generous study abroad scholarships and interesting funded opportunities available.  These include:

  • Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, Ethiopia: Indigenous Wisdom & Culture. This is a funded program – for teachers, education students, and students studying Africa area studies. Application deadline for priority consideration is February 15.
  • The Bahrom International Program (BIP) at Seoul Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. Program dates are June 26-July 21, 2017. This is a 3 credit program focusing on Korean language and culture. Chatham students pay an application fee of $300, airfare, and incidental costs. Applications are available through and are due April 15.

When will you study abroad?  For more information about study abroad options, study abroad vouchers, scholarships and the study abroad process, please contact or visit us at the Office of International Affairs in Falk Hall, lower level.

Deadlines approaching for national study abroad scholarships


Beyond the funding that is available to all Chatham undergraduates through the study abroad voucher ($1200) and to those students completing the International Certificate ($1800), there are other scholarship opportunities students can apply for.  Deadlines are coming up for the following national opportunities:

The Fund for Education Abroad’s 2017-2018 Scholarship Application for summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 study abroad students closes on January 11, 2017. This opportunity is open to US citizen and permanent resident undergraduate students participating in a credit bearing course abroad of at least 4 weeks in length. This scholarship is for up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer). FEA also offers several dedicated scholarship opportunities.

The DAAD Scholarship is for study in Germany.  The deadline for applications is January 31.  The scholarship provides recipients a stipend of 650 Euro per month, health, accident and liability insurance, travel allowance.

Undergraduate Scholarship

The deadline for the Boren Scholarships is February 9. This is an initiative of the National Security Education Program, providing unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  Scholarship amounts can range from $800 for summer programs up to $20,000 for an academic year.

The Gilman scholarship is for Federal Pell grant recipients. The Gilman supports summer, semester and year long study abroad. The summer 2017 application will open in mid-January.  Gilman scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.

The Pennsylvania Council for International Education Joint Scholarships are open to undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students who are attending a university or college in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   These $2000 scholarships are for participation in a global learning experience in Asia.  The proposed experience can be short term, semester, full year, or internship.  The submissions must be submitted by March 1, 2017.  The Student Application Form can be found at this link.

When will you study abroad?  For more information about study abroad options, scholarships and the study abroad process, please contact or visit us at the Office of International Affairs in Falk Hall, lower level.