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) re-launched the Freeman-ASIA Program for two academic years, beginning Summer 2011.
***Funding is not available for Summer 2013 and beyond. Students may consider other scholarships administered by IIE for undergraduate study abroad, such as the State Department’s Gilman Scholarship and National Security Education Program’s Boren Scholarship, as well as many other non-IIE administered opportunities available through the IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding directory.