Application Deadline for Spring
2013 programs: October
Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia)
is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated
financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or
Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of
Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and
its peoples and cultures.
Award recipients are required to share their experiences with
their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by
others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding
of Asia in the United States.
From 2001 to 2009, Freeman-ASIA supported over 4,000 U.S.
undergraduates from more than 600 institutions with their study
abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia.
With generous funding from the Freeman Foundation, the Institute
of International Education (IIE) will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA
Program for two academic years, beginning in Summer 2011.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be citizens or
permanent residents of the US at the time of application, have a
minimum GPA of 2.80, must currently receive need-based financial
aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance, and
must have little or no previous experience in the country in which
they plan to study. For a full list of eligibility requirements,
visit the IIE Web site.
For more information on this program, including the application
process, visit the Freeman-ASIA page at iie.org.