Study Abroad

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Full Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships to study for a year in Germany, for high school students or recent graduates in the Northeastern U.S. The CBYX application through CIEE will be available in the fall. Applications are usually due the first week in December. For more information visit:

NSLI-Y Full Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships to learn critical languages (Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, Turkish) through an overseas immersion experience. Summer and year programs available. The application deadline is generally in November. Please visit for more information.

YES Abroad Full Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships for high school students or recent graduates to study in select countries with significant Muslim populations. The application will be available in the fall. Applications are usually due the first week in December. For more information visit:

American Youth Leadership Program

Participants travel abroad to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to examine globally significant issues.

Study Abroad Program Scholarships​

American Association of Teachers of German
The German Summer Study Program for High School Students provides a three-week homestay and school experience. Students live with the family of a host brother or sister who attends the school, visit regional attractions, and experience the German language and culture firsthand. The program is sponsored in cooperation with the German government's Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD). Scholarships of up to 25% of program costs are available to students with financial need. Other scholarships may be available. ​Application deadline: April. For more information visit:

AFS Project Change

Tell your idea for a volunteer project that could have a meaningful impact abroad for a chance to win a full scholarship to go abroad and make a difference. For more information visit:

Study Abroad Scholarships for North Carolina Residents

For information about study abroad scholarships such as Vaya a America Latina Scholarship, Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship, Sakura Scholarship, and Global Leaders Need-Based Scholarship please visit:

Faces of America AFS-USA

AFS-USA Faces of America provides high achieving students from low income families a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad

British American Business Council of North Carolina

Once a year, the British American Business Council of North Carolina sponsors the ACS British Studies program, a twelve-day study/travel visit to the United Kingdom that strives to bring British history to life by enabling students to explore and connect with 400 years of British history. Up to four, fully paid scholarships will be awarded to Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District students, in the 10th or 11th grade, who apply and are selected to attend. For more information contact:

CIEE-Council on International Educational Exchange

CIEE offers a limited number of partial scholarships for our High School Abroad programs to Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. These scholarships are available for semester and academic year students. Scholarship application deadlines: Fall Departures: in April, Spring Departures: in October. For more information visit:

Greenheart Travel

Don't let financial stress stand in the way of travel! Greenheart Travel has a number of scholarships available for teens and professionals on any of their programs.

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

ISA High School provides cultural and language immersion programs for high school students. For more details about the programs and for any questions regarding the application process, visit:

National Geographic Student Expeditions Program

The National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program provides financial support for students seeking educational summer experiences who could not otherwise afford​ them. Students completing 7th through 12th grades who are legal residents of the United States are eligible to apply. For more information about the scholarship program and the application process please go to, National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarships.

Rotary Youth Exchange

More than 8,000 students each year travel to over 200 countries serving as ambassadors through public diplomacy and Rotarians are there to guide them and share in the experience of creating global peace and understanding. Rotary Youth Exchange provides scholarships to qualified teens.

School Year Abroad (SYA)

SYA recognizes high school students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability, commitment to their home school communities and passion for exploring other cultures. In addition to need-based financial aid, SYA offers a range of other scholarships.

SYTA Youth Foundation​​

The Experiment in International Living

The Experiment in International Living is the flagship program of World Learning ( It is an experienced and respected provider of international education and experiential learning for high school students. To learn more about the summer study abroad programs and scholarships, please see: The Experiment.

WiSci Girls STEAM Camp

The women in science (WiSci) camp aims to close the gender gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities, and leadership training. In the camp, girls participate in hands-on activities to learn about topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, or Mathematics in a cross-cultural learning environment. To learn more about the WiScie Girls STEAM camp and the scholarships, please visit: WiSci STEAM.

World Heritage - ASSE

ASSE is committed to helping exceptional North American students with financial limitations study abroad for a high school year. A limited number of scholarships are available each year to students demonstrating academic excellence and financial need.

YFU USA- Youth for Understanding USA​

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