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The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program will soon open its online application for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the summer 2019 and fall/academic year 2019-20 terms.  The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at   (Posted January 18, 2019)

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 130 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.  For more information, please click here. (Posted August 24, 2018)

Fulbright U.S. Scholar - The 2020-2021 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program will open in February 2019!  The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offered teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in 137 countries for the 2019-2020 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.  We have many resources available to applicants, including a robust series of webinars. (Posted April 11, 2018)

Fulbright Scholar Programs Strategic Outreach Alliance - HACU is proud to be part of the Fulbright Scholar Programs Strategic Outreach Alliance, a diverse network of academic and professional associations and organizations committed to promoting the Fulbright Scholar Program’s mission.  We invite HACU member institutions to visit the following links for more information about the:  Fulbright Scholar Program or Fulbright Scholar awards(Posted May 17, 2017)

The Teach & Learn in Spain Program at Instituto Franklin-Universidad de Alcalá is a practical, one year graduate experience specifically designed for native English-speaking students who want to complete a MA Program while serving as Language Assistants in bilingual schools of the Madrid area.  Students can choose one of the following programs:

All students receive a monthly stipend and there are additional funding opportunities available. Please visit our website for more details. The Teach and Learn Program offers a unique opportunity for living, learning and working in Spain while completing your graduate education.  (Posted November 12, 2016)

IES Abroad has a menu of programs offering HACU students and others 12 credits, for 12 weeks, all for only $12,000. Combine the low cost with our additional Public University Grant, HACU scholarships, or other need-based aid, and possibly study abroad for less than the cost of a semester at your own school! Great academic quality, great locations, great price. For more information about our 12 for 12 for 12 Programs in Berlin, Rome, Buenos Aires, or Sienna in Tuscany, click here.  (Posted November 16, 2015)

The Universidad de Alcalá de Henares is one of Europe's oldest universities and one of the best universities in the world with  exchange agreements with over 500 foreign universities which enable students to study in 56 countries.   For more information, please visit their web page International Relations or open this brochure: The Way to the Future. (Posted June 1, 2014)

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) offers exchange opportunities in more than 90 sister schools located in 37 countries, and two international branches in China and Mexico. During their study abroad experience, students gain firsthand knowledge of the culture, engage in lifelong learning and most importantly, expand their horizons. In addition, our online programs, Prep program and Virtual University, offer global access to students who wish to earn their high school and a variety of Bachelor and graduate degrees. We invite you to visit us online and apply to the University of the Incarnate Word.   (Posted on April 19, 2011)




The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is accepting applications for academic year 2020-2021!  Whether you plan to conduct independent research, teach students, or pursue a professional project, Fulbright makes a real and lasting impact. Fulbright Scholars return to their home institutions with enhanced career prospects, ideas and contacts for future collaborations, and a truly global perspective. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to share knowledge and serve as a cultural ambassador through Fulbright.  There are over 460 unique award opportunities available in over 125 countries. The deadline to apply is September 16, 2019.  For more information, please click here(Posted May 20, 2019)

 The Nexo Global Innovation Competition for Creative and Cultural Industries seeks to promote student academic exchange and training through internships and practicums in research-creation, and is made possible through partnership with Colombia's Department of Science, Technology and Innovation—COLCIENCIAS, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá.   For more information, please click here.  (Posted February 27, 2019)

The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is a program of the U.S Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, USA Study Abroad branch with funding provided by the United States Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning. As a part of this program, World Learning will provide a small grants competition and virtual and in-person activities to support the expansion and diversification of American undergraduate student mobility.  For more information, please click here.  (Posted February 20, 2019)


Course Development Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Through funding from the US Department of Education, the Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) for Russia/Eastern Europe at the Center for Russian and East European Studies/University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies/Ohio State University, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center/Indiana University, the Russian and East European Institute/Indiana University and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies/University of California will jointly award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 4, 2019.   For more information, please click here. (Posted February 6, 2019)

The Mary Jenkins foundation Innovation Competition has been extended to February 28, 2019. All higher education institutions in the United States and Mexico are eligible to compete. Partnering institutions must propose an academic exchange and/or training course or program for students in the fields of Social Sciences and the Humanities, with an emphasis on Archaeology, Anthropology, or Education. Special consideration will be given to proposals that include and will benefit economically-disadvantaged and/or racial/ethnic minority student populations. Click HERE to learn more about this grant opportunity and proposal requirements. (Posted January 28, 2019)

100,000 Strong in the Americas – For Grants to Expand Study Abroad – Open grant competitions - In applying for the Innovation Fund grants, HEIs will be asked to demonstrate how they will assert leadership in implementing the innovations proposed, how they will address on-campus barriers to student mobility, how they will maintain student engagement, and how they will commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad as sending and/or hosting institutions.  For more information and to apply, please click here. (Posted December 18, 2019)

Universidad de Alcalá – Study Abroad in Spain programs.  The Study Abroad in Spain program is specifically designed for international students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in Spain.  Our Semester Program runs during the Fall and Spring semesters and students can take up to four courses completing a total of 12 U.S. Undergraduate Credits.  Special discounts offered to students attending institutions affiliated to HACU.  For more information and financial opportunities, please click here.  (Posted February 7, 2018)

Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU. -  Internship Program in Spanish companies - This program offers U.S. citizens, recently graduated from the United States’ best universities, the possibility of having a professional experience in a Spanish company member of the Foundation’s board, while learning about Spanish businesses, society, culture and language.  For more information about this program, please click here.   For vacancies information, please click here. (Posted  February 1, 2018)

Concurso de Innovación EE.UU-Argentina - El Fondo de Innovación 100.000 Strong in the Americas se complace anunciar que se abre el Concurso de Innovación entre Estados Unidos y Argentina gracias a la financiación de la Corporación Chevron y la embajada de Estados Unidos en Buenos Aires, Argentina. El Concurso de Innovación de EE.UU y Argentina está abierto a todas las instituciones de educación superior (IES) en Estados Unidos y Argentina que promueven programas de estudio en el extranjero en los campos de desarrollo económico y ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas, con un enfoque en energía, geociencia y administración de recursos naturales. Para llenar su solicitud favor de pulsar aquí. (Posted November 27, 2017)

Global Learning Semesters (GLS) - GLS offers HACU-member institutions the excellent AbroadOffice software that is now being used by over twenty universities to administer their study abroad programs.  AbroadOffice is a FREE software service provided by Global Semesters as a capacity-building endeavor to help advance the field of study abroad. AbroadOffice was initially developed during a joint initiative between HACU (the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities) and Global Semesters with the objective of promoting study abroad for Hispanic students. For more information, please click here. (Posted January 27, 2017)

DIVERSITYABROAD.COM & SEMESTER AT SEA SCHOLARSHIPS. Website: and Semester at Sea are proud to offer four scholarships per voyage (Fall and Spring), which include a $5,000 tuition credit in addition to the cost of your flight. This scholarship is for members of the Diversity Abroad community - so sign up now if you haven’t already! Preference will be given to students from diverse backgrounds (African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, students with disabilities, first generation, Hispanic/Latino, low-income, LGBTQ, Native American, multiracial). Visit the financial aid section of our website for more information about this scholarship!

This scholarship is open to current full-time students enrolled at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) that are members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU). SAS will select one HSI/HACU scholar for each voyage to receive a $10,000 grant to be used towards SAS program fees. Scholars will be required to video blog after each port throughout their voyage to share their in-port and shipboard experiences with future voyagers and the SAS community! Visit the financial aid section of our website for more information about this scholarship!

This scholarship ($1,500 - $10,000) is intended to help international students who study outside of the US. This aid is awarded based on academic achievement, leadership experience, and financial need. Students are asked how they will participate in the shipboard community in order to help bypass barriers between cultures and to facilitate a respectful and inclusive environment. Visit the financial aid section of our website for more information about this scholarship!
(Posted May 17, 2016)

The HACU-AIFS Scholarship is available for outstanding Hispanic students attending a HACU-member institution. Scholarships cover 50% of the AIFS all-inclusive program fee. Students must meet all standard AIFS eligibility requirements. Application, essay and other required documents must be submitted by March 1 for the summer session. April 15 for academic year/fall quarter/fall semester, and Sept. 15 for spring quarter/spring semester. Click here to download PDF Application form. (Posted 10-01-15)

HACU has also partnered with EDUESPAÑA, Federación de Gremios de Editores de España (FGEE) and the Trade Commission Office of the Embassy of Spain in the U.S. in support of America Reads Spanish. For more information click on the America Reads Spanish logo.

Castilian and Leones Institute of the Language Foundation - SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES FOR FOREIGNERS 
Courses for foreigners throughout the year, at all levels, for individuals as well as groups, courses which allow students to become totally immersed in the Spanish language, courses for specific professions and courses for training teachers. For more information in English and in Spanish, please click here.


The Federal Government of the United States of Mexico, through the Department of Education and the Department of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the Binational Migrant Education Program Mexico-United States (PROBEM) invites states educational authorities of Mexico and Local/State Educational Agencies and departments, and community-based organizations in the United States to submit nominations for teachers to participate in the “2019 Binational Teachers Exchange Program”.  For more information, please click

here.  Para mayor información en español, favor de pulsar aquí.  (Posted December 19, 2018)  

IIE Generation Study Abroad – U.S. study abroad numbers are steadily increasing and we continue to see demographic changes. Join us in reviewing the recent Open Doors data on study abroad with Julie Baer, IIE Research Specialist. We'll also be sharing trends and impacts of Generation Study Abroad from Commitment Partners based on our 2018 progress report survey.  Webinar:  Exploring Study Abroad Data & Trends through Open Doors – January 23, 2019.  For more information and to register, please click here. (Posted December 18, 2018)

The U.S. Department of State, along with Partners of the Americas (Partners) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, announce the launch today of a new Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States.  The Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition is supported through a generous contribution from the Jenkins Foundation.  The Foundation’s grants have benefited Mexico’s youth establishing thousands of scholarships, schools, and sports centers, and the quality of life in the state of Puebla through the development of rural clinics and hospitals, as well as the provision of clean drinking water and public services in rural communities.   Application Period: October 9, 2018 – January 31, 2019.  For more information, please click here. (Posted October 15, 2018)

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world!  This year we will offer 1,500 positions with 50+ federal agencies.  VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government. Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on  For more information, please click here. (Posted July 12, 2018)

SIELE is the International Spanish Language Evaluation Service which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language. SIELE is developed by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Students and professionals take this examination in order to obtain a certification that will strengthen their academic and professional profile. SIELE is managed by Telefónica Educación Digital. For information on how to become an examination center click here. For information on how to register to take the SIELE examination click here. (Posted January 10, 2017)