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International Fellowships

You can also visit the Office of Academic and International Fellowships website for more information about these and other opportunities. Interested students should contact Noosha Malek or Martha Enciso at aifstaff@usc.edu or by phone at 213-740-9116.

Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship provides tuition and funding towards graduate work in engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge University in the UK.

Fulbright Student Grant

The coveted Fulbright grant funds one year of independednt post-baccalaureate research or study in one of over four hundred countries.  Projects may include independent research, university coursework, or a combination.  Fulbright also offers English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grants in over 50 coutries.

Recent Recipients:

  • Tiffany Yang studied in Bilbao, Spain in 2010 and graduated with a major in comparative literature, and a minor in Spanish in 2011. Tiffany will spend her Fulbright year teaching English to secondary school students in South Korea.  Combining her passion for English, writing, and literature, Tiffany will spend her time outside of the classroom leading English communication and creative writing workshops for the local community.
  • Lydia Green studies in Ghana in Fall 2009 and completed a bachelor’s in linguistics in May 2009. She received a Fulbright to study in the United Kingdom. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in linguistics at the University of Newcastle in Australia. Green will also pursue a master’s degree in language documentation and description at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies as preparation for her doctoral research in endangered languages. As part of her studies, she will research language loss in the endangered-language community of Logba, Ghana.
  • Dawn Powell spent Spring 2009 in Bahia and graduated from USC with a major in international relations and a minor in Spanish. She will spend her Fulbright year in Brazil quantitatively evaluating China’s impact on various sectors of the Brazilian economy. Her project will consist of coursework at the Universidade Estácio de Sá and independent research with the China-Brazil Business Council.
  • Clara Suh, who studied in Berlin in Spring 2009, received a bachelor’s degree in public policy, management and planning with a minor in German. She will spend her Fulbright year teaching English to elementary school children in the Republic of Korea.
  • Jeanette Acosta received her B.A. degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. She will spend a year Mexico examining how student scholarships influence their decision to pursue education or migration. She is particularly interested in exploring the attitudes and behaviors of students towards continuing their education, employment and migration in Zacatecas, Mexico. In Spring 2007, she studied at USC Madrid.
  • Chelsea Laun earned a B.A. in English and Communication and spent Spring 2008 at Queen Mary University of London. A recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Thailand, Chelsea pursued opportunities to become involved in volunteer organizations working on the Burmese refugee crisis in addition to teaching English during her Fulbright year.
  • Brittney Bailey received a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations/Spanish and studied abroad at USC Madrid and in São Paulo. She spent her Fulbright year in Colómbia, conducting a project entitled, “Esperanza Negra: Multicultural Education Initiatives in Colombia” that combined coursework at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá with a research project investigating the implementation of an Afro-Colombian perspective into the university curriculum.
  • Nichole Hornig, a double major in American Studies and Ethnicity and Spanish who spent Spring 2007 at USC Madrid, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant in Spain. In addition to teaching English as a Second Language, she conducted a research project involving the study of language acquisition in children before the age of seven. 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship supports study as an affiliated or graduate student at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Students may also pursue a second bachelor's degree.

George Mitchell Scholarship

This highly competitive scholarship designed to foster interest in the island of Ireland offers funds for tuition, housing and a stipend to graduate study in any institution of higher education in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

Luce Scholarship

Through a one-year internship in an Asian country, the Luce Scholars program seeks to provide an awareness of Asia among potetial leaders in American society who have limited or no prior experience of Asia or in Asian affairs.  

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships are available for a two- or three- year program of graduate study in any UNiversity in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  Tuition and stipend are provided.  The schoalrship aims to strengthen the enduring relationship between the US and the UK.  

National Security Education Program (Boren Awards)

Administered by NSEP and sponsored by the U.S. government, the David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship and Undergraduate Scholarship provide support to study abroad in in countries of stategic national security interest to the U.S.  Fellowships and Scholarships can be applied to study in programs in all countries and regions EXCEPT Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe.

Recent Recipients:

  • Doreen Grosvirt-Dramen spent the 2007-08 academic year at Hebrew University Jerusalem, continuing her studies on economic development and regional security.

Rhodes Scholarship

Founded in 1904, the Rhodes Scholarship provides one to three years of graduate study at Oxford University in England.  Students selected for this internationally recognized scholarship demonstrate high academic achievement and outstanding leadership accomplishments.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Sponsored by Rotary International, this scholarship program supports graduate and undergraduate study abroad in any country with a Rotary Club.

Recent Recipients:

  • Mary Caitlin Duncan earned a B.A. in International Relations in 2008 and spent Fall 2008 in Egypt at AUC.  She spent her Rotary Club Schoalrship year in Hungary.
  • Elizabeth Dahill, an Edinburgh Intern from Spring 2008, received her B.A. in History and Political Science. She participates in projects supported by Rotarians in Ghana such as micro credit and immunization programs, and speaking engagemnets at Rotary Clubs.