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, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand or Turkey. The deadline for the Cultural Explorers 2017 Scholarship has passed. Information about this scholarship for 2018 will be available in the winter of 2017.

Scholarship Details

  • 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 the scholarship deadline will not be considered.
  • Scholarship results will be announced in the spring.

To be considered, start your application and indicate that you're interested in scholarships. A Study Abroad Specialist will be in touch to help you choose the best scholarship opportunities.

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