Scholarships

Vaya a América Latina

$2,000 scholarships for programs to Latin American destinations.


The Vaya a América Latina Merit Scholarship is now available for students interested in studying abroad in Argentina, BrazilChile, Costa Rica, PanamaParaguay, or Peru.

Scholarship Details:

  • No previous language experience is required.
  • Students must be applying for a semester or year program in Latin America departing between January and March of 2019.
  • Up to two (2) awards will be given.
  • The Vaya a América Latina Merit Scholarship may only be combined with Global Leaders Need-Based Scholarship for semester and year program students.
  • A selection committee of AFS staff and volunteers will review applications to select scholarship recipients.
  • Applications submitted after the scholarship deadline will not be considered for the scholarship.

How to Apply:

  1. To be considered, start or continue to work on your AFS application.
  2. Contact scholarships@afsusa.org to request the Vaya a América Latina Scholarship essay task or speak with your Study Abroad Specialist at 1 (800) AFS-INFO.
  3. Once requested, the Vaya a América Latina scholarship essay will appear in the Next Steps of your AFS dashboard.

Deadline:

The scholarship deadline for Spring 2019 programs is September 6, 2018.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Scholarships Team at scholarships@afsusa.org.

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