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, or Thailand.
- No previous language experience is required.
- Eight (8) to ten (10) 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.
How to Apply:
- To be considered, start your AFS application.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Cultural Explorer scholarship essay task or speak with your Study Abroad Specialist by calling 1-800-AFS-INFO.
- Once requested, the Cultural Explorer scholarship essay will appear in the Next Steps of your AFS Dashboard.