Research/Study/Volunteer and more

Looking for additional ways to spend time overseas?  (Either instead of - or in addition to - traditional study abroad programs?)   Perhaps you are interested in post-graduate study or pursuing research abroad, or volunteer or work opportunities?

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 Study or Research overseas

  • Critical Language Scholarship
    • CLS provides fully funded rigorous academic instruction in fourteen languages that are critical to America's national security and economic prosperity Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.  Contact CSUEB's CLS advisor to learn more and start your application.
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals
    • For U.S. Citizens aged 18 1/2 to 24 at the start of the program
    • One year program with 3 phases
      • Two months of intensive German language training
      • One semester of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
      • Three to five month internship in one’s career field
  • Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
    • Short term summer programs in the UK
    • U.S. undergraduates (with at least 2 years left in their degree program)
    • Minimum 3.7 gpa
    • Little or no prior international experience
    • Roundtrip airfare, tuition, housing and some meals are covered by the program 
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Program
    • Grants for up to one year of graduate study or research overseas.  U.S. citizens are welcome to apply anytime from their senior year and beyond (as long as you have not completed a Ph.D.)
    • Contact CSUEB's Fulbright Program Advisor ( for more information 
  • MEXT Graduate/Research ScholarshipThe Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) scholarship for Research or Graduate school in Japan.
  • Across The Pond-  Provides students with a free, personalized and comprehensive service to help them achieve their ambitions of studying in Britain. Whether you are applying to undergraduate or graduate programs at one of their partner universities in the UK, they ensure that each student is best matched in terms of their academic and personal goals. Across The Pond is able to offer this customized free service because they are funded entirely by partner universities in Britain to represent them in North America.

Teach English overseas

 Volunteer/Service overseas

Work overseas

Additional Competitive Fellowships

  • See the Fellowships website created by CSUEB's AACE office.  Selected international fellowships are also listed below.
  • AIF Banyan Impact Fellowshipprogram places young professionals from the US and India in service with communities and organizations across the two countries for mutual learning, capacity building, and leadership development in support of social justice
  • Boren FellowshipsFund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.  Need help looking for language programs as you prepare your Boren Fellowship application?  See this list of programs that recent recipients participated in.
  • Generation Next Humanitarian Fellowship - (New since 2023) a two-year paid fellowship that aims to increase the diversity of professionals in the humanitarian sector by building a pathway for recent graduates of Minority-Serving Institutions. Fellows are immersed into humanitarian work through firsthand placement at humanitarian organizations and building a foundation through invaluable field experience.
  • Luce Scholars - Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 18 Luce Scholars each year.
  • Payne Fellowship - The Payne Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of USAID.  Fellowship benefits include: tuition assistance for a two year Master's degree at a U.S. institution, two summer placements (one in Washington, D.C., the second in an overseas location with USAID.)  After completion of the master's degree, Payne Fellows will receive placement with USAID and are required to serve for a minimum of 5 years as a USAID Foreign Service Officer.