Vaya a América Latina

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

The Vaya a América Latina Merit Scholarship is now available for students interested in studying abroad this summer to Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, or Paraguay. We are now accepting Vaya a América Latina scholarship applications for Summer 2017!

(Please note: The Vaya a América Latina Merit Scholarship application deadline for programs departing in Spring 2017 has passed.)

Scholarship Details

  • The full AFS application, including the scholarship essays, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 16, 2017.
  • No previous language experience is required.
  • Students must be applying for a four- to eight-week long summer program in Latin America.
  • Two-week Global Prep programs are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Two to four awards will be given.
  • The Vaya a América Latina Merit Scholarship may not be combined with Global Leaders Need-Based scholarship, but you may apply for both.
  • 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.
  • Scholarship results will be announced in early April.

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.

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