Cultural Explorer

$3,000 scholarships for year programs to many exciting destinations.

The Cultural Explorer Merit Scholarship is available for students interested in studying abroad for a year in Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand or Turkey.

Scholarship Details

  • Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 3, 2016.
  • No previous language experience is required.
  • Eight to ten awards will be given.
  • Scholarships can be combined with Global Leaders Need-Based awards.
  • A selection committee of AFS staff and volunteers will review applications to select scholarship recipients.
  • Scholarship application materials submitted after March 3, 2016, will not be considered.
  • Scholarship results will be announced in late March.

To be considered, start your application and email to let us know you’re interested in applying for the scholarship.

Andrew Cazares We never know what life will bring us, but I can say with certainty that my experience in Russia has changed me for the better. I plan to return to Russia and pay back the generosity that I was so freely given.- Andrew, TX