The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Program is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing students with the information and financial assistance they will need to make Asia their study abroad destination. The Freeman Awards for Study In Asia are generously supported by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education.
Freeman-ASIA award amounts vary from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program. Applications must be submitted and reviewed by the campus advisor (at Stanford, the Overseas Resource Center). The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term and 12 weeks for a semester term.
Awards are available only to students who plan to study abroad in the following countries/regions: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Priority will be given to students with no previous experience in the country in which they plan to study.
From 2001 to 2009, Freeman-ASIA provided scholarships for more than 4,000 U.S. undergraduate students to study in East and Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campus or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.
For the Stanford campus deadline, Freeman-ASIA applicants must submit to the ORC:
Please contact the ORC to meet with an advisor.
* Spring 2012 and Early Academic Year 2012 - For students applying to study abroad programs of 10 weeks or more with a program start date between December - April.
Other related awards: See also Freeman-Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program