Through direct exchanges with the Seminario Teológico de la Unión Evangélica Bautista Española, in Spain, the Jacques Lefevre Institute, in France, and through affiliation with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Carson-Newman students have numerous opportunities to improve their language skills through international study. Summer and semester-long programs offering language courses are available in the following languages.
French -- Caen, France; Paris, France; Normandy, France; Quebec City, Quebec
German -- Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany; Bregenz, Austria
Spanish -- San Ramón and Colorado, Costa Rica; Morelia, Mexico; Alcobendas/Madrid, Spain; Segovia, Spain
Interested students may also take the opportunity to study less commonly taught languages in their native environment. Summer courses through the Ky. Institute for International Studies are offered in the following languages:
Chinese in Hangzhou,China
Italian in Florence, Italy
Japanese in Nara, Tokyo, Nikko, and Hiroshima, Japan
Swahili in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ukrainian in L'viv, Ukraine
Study Abroad Scholarship Information
While Carson-Newman does not offer scholarships specifically for study abroad, students are able to use federal and state financial aid for many programs. Talk to the Office of Financial Assistance to understand what aid is available to you.
In addition to federal and state aid, here are some possible sources for external funding for study abroad:
1. KIIS Scholarships -- The Kentucky Institute for International Studies offers one scholarship per program for students participating in a KIIS summer or semester program. For information on how to apply see: http://www.kiis.org/go/Scholarships.php
2. Gilman International Scholarship -- Founded by the International Academic Opportunity Act and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, this program provides scholarships of up to $5,000 for eligible undergraduate students to pursue study abroad. Please see: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
3. Go! Overseas supports international education through scholarships of up to $1,000 available to students participating in study abroad programs. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking skills displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions. For more information see: http://www.go-study-abroad.com/go-study-abroad-scholarship
4. Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) -- The FEA was created to open doors for deserving education abroad students. FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on any academically rigorous program. FEA scholarships are intended to meet the financial needs of students who might not be eligible for government grants or existing funds limited to specific programs or groups of students. Please see: http://www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/
5. NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad -- Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. These scholarships are restricted to study abroad programs in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Award amounts range from a maximum of $10,000 per semester. Please see: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study
6. DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service -- The DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. For more information click here.
7. Critical Languages Scholarship -- The Critical Language Scholarship Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in many critical need foreign languages, as defined by the U.S. Department of State. The CLS program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu among others. For more information see: http://www.clscholarship.org/