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Freeman-ASIA Award Program

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Program Summary

The Freeman-Asia Award Program was designed to encourage more American undergraduate students to pursue study abroad in East Asia and Southeast Asia. The Program began in 2001 and has supported over 1,500 students in study abroad programs in 15 countries since then.

Only 6% of U.S. students participate in study abroad travel to East or Southeast Asia. In order to address this imbalance, the Freeman-Asia Scholarships were designed to give need-based awards to undergraduate students who are dedicated to learning more about Asian languages and cultures. The funding comes from the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, and the Institute of International Education administers the program.


Summer 2004 Awards:
Application Period Opens on January 23, 2004
Application Deadline: March 5, 2004

Fall 2004 and Academic Year 2004-2005 Awards:
Application Period Opens on February 9, 2004
Application Deadline: April 2, 2004


The Freeman-Asia Program has an online application, and all of the scholarship information is available at Freeman-ASIA brochures are available upon request.

Karen Chu - Program Coordinator
Jonathan Akeley - Program Manager
Freeman-Asia Award Program
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

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