Provides study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester, or academic year in East and Southeast Asia.
CitizenshipU.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident
StatusFirst Year, Sophomore, Junior
GPA: Required Minimum2.8
Freeman-Asia is a study abroad program for students with demonstrated financial need. Sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, their mission is to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East Asia. Through education and educational institutes, the Foundation hopes to develop a greater appreciation of Asian cultures, histories, and economies in the United States and a better understanding of the American people and of American institutions and purposes by the peoples of East Asia.
- U.S. citizens or permanent resident
- Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance
- undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8
- have at least one term of enrollment remaining upon return from abroad program
- applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
- will receive academic credits and the proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term
- must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years
- submit the online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States
- submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his/her service project at the end of the term following his/her return to the United States
- Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA award recipient