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. We are now accepting Cultural Explorer applications for Fall 2017!

Scholarship Details

  • The full AFS application, including the scholarship essay, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 2, 2017.
  • 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 2, 2017, will not be considered.
  • Scholarship results will be announced in late March.

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