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.”
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.
National Security Education
Program (NSEP)David L. Boren Graduate
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.