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.

The application deadline for the 2016 Cultural Explorer Scholarship has passed. Information about this scholarship for 2017 will be available in the winter of 2016.

Scholarship Details

  • No previous language experience is required.
  • 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.
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