I don’t know about you, but for us Latin America has always been a mythical, culture rich land. Just think of the ancient civilization that dwelled on the continent like the Inca, Olmec, Toltec or Maya people.
Latin America is definitely a place you should travel to and the easiest way to do so could be by applying to one of the scholarship programs available to support students who want to move on the continent.
It doesn’t matter whether you are enrolled with an offline or online degree, you only have to be willing to travel to Latin America. Just think about it, you will be able to travel, but also acquire rich knowledge that might be useful to you afterwards. Here are some of the best scholarship programs that will help you fund your trip to South America.
CIEE Bowman Travel Grants
Did you already select one of the offline or online degree programs out there? Good, then it’s time to focus on finding a scholarship to support school tuition and travel fair to the country of your choice.
The Bowman Travel Grants come in two flavors. First we have the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant which offers $2,500 towards program cost and $1,500 toward airfare. If the offer sounds attractive then you should know students looking to enroll with one of the many traditional or online colleges out there also need to provide the organization with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), as displayed on the FAFSA Student Air Report.
The second grand awarded by the organization is the CIEE Global Access Initiative Grants which offers students interested in applying for a BA with traditional or online colleges the opportunity to get their airfare funded (from $750 to $2,000).
Roberto Rocca Education Program
If you always dreamed to go the Argentina, the Roberto Rocca Education program is definitely worth looking into.
The foundation awards 40 scholarships for students enrolled with a traditional or online degree who are studying engineering and the geosciences. It’s a bit of a niche grant, but if you too are attracted by this technical field you should definitely apply.
Interested parties can get up to $2,100 per year with the possibility of renewing the grant in the following year of study.
Those enrolled with online degree programs or traditional ones throughout Argentina and over 22 years of ages are eligible to apply.
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The Boren scholarships are specifically designed to help students pursuing an offline or online degree studying less commonly though languages in world regions critical to US interests.
That means people interested in getting onboard one of the many traditional or online degree programs in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe or Latin America are eligible to apply.
The grant is quite consistent, awarding $8,000 for a summer program, $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for 6 to 12 months.
But students of offline or online colleges who are perusing an undergraduate degree spanning over at least 6 months will be given priority.
As you can see, South America enthusiasts you have plenty of options to travel to the continent. So don’t waste any time and try applying to one of the student scholarships above.