Reflecting on Study Abroad and Opportunity

Leah Mason

Two students reading and studying at university 

As we celebrate Study Abroad Day, I can’t help but think of my own experiences abroad. These experiences would not have been possible without the support of scholarship funding. In late 2019, Jodi Sanger and I explored U.S. government scholarship opportunities available to U.S. students interested in an international experience, highlighting different sponsoring agencies. We invite you to read our analysis of how scholarships support U.S. government programming goals of encouraging citizen diplomacy, strengthening national security, and building a globalized workforce. Happy Study Abroad Day!