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Ms. Nancy L. Miller
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Programs For Graduate Study Outside the United States

The Mitchell Scholarship provides opportunities for American college graduates to study for one year in any institution in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Mitchell Scholars may study any field offered by an Irish university or college.  The program is named for Senator George J. Mitchell and recognizes his contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. The purpose of the scholarship is “to familiarize and connect future American leaders with the island of Ireland.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Grants are among the many awards made by the Fulbright Commission of the U.S. Department of State to promote educational exchanges between the United States and other countries. These grants support American citizens who have completed their bachelors degrees but have not completed a Ph.D. degree; the grant funds one year of foreign study.  Although grantees may take courses related to their projects, the main focus of the grant is not to support completion of a degree program.  The focus is on carrying out a major research project or creative endeavor in the arts that is best carried out in the particular country visited by the scholar. Proficiency in the language is needed, although complete fluency may not be required.

Opportunities to spend a year abroad teaching English as a foreign language are also available.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP)David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are “critical to U.S. national security.” The goal of the program is to create an “ever-growing cadre of experts whose enriched educational and professional experiences will enable them to provide leadership and direction in our national commitment to economic growth, international peace and security, and the promotion of democracy abroad.”  NSEP Fellowships require a service commitment to the U.S. government after a student completes his or her degree program.

 

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