Summer Opportunities

Boren Scholarship

The Boren Scholarship supports undergraduate study abroad that includes immersive language study in a region of the world critical to US national security. The Boren Scholarship prefers long-term study (minimum 8 weeks for STEM students and 12 weeks for all others).


Campion Scholarships

The Campion Institute offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who have applied for and are applying for competitive external scholarships and fellowships (e.g., Boren, Critical Language Scholarship, Gilman, Goldwater, Marshall, Mitchell, NSF GRFP, Rhodes, Truman, etc.) The specific terms of each award are determined on a case-by-case basis. There are two application deadlines: November 1st for winter and spring activities & May 1st for summer and fall activities. Email [email protected] to request an application and discuss your interest. 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

CLS offers summer language institutes in fourteen critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. 


The DAAD-RISE program offers students the opportunity to conduct STEM research at a German institution over the summer.

Humanity in Action

The Humanity in Action Fellowship is an intensive four-week educational program in Atlanta, Berlin, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo, or Copenhagen, where they will investigate topics such as human rights, democracy, and structural injustice through workshops, local site visits, and discussions with local organization representatives. Fellows then return home to develop civil society initiatives in their own communities.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5000 for undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell grant to study abroad.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship provides $5000 for undergraduate students who are dependents of active or activated military personnel to study abroad.

National Science Foundation (NSF) REU Summer Programs

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students at REU Sites in the US and abroad. Each student is associated with a specific research project, working closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Placements involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF research programs or in projects designed for the REU program. Students apply directly to an REU site.

PPIA Junior Summer Institutes

The PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellowship is a rigorous program for undergraduates committed to careers in public service. Candidates must have plans to obtain a master’s or joint degree in public policy, policy administration, international affairs or a related field. 

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC. 

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

ThinkSwiss Scholarships support highly motivated and qualified U.S. and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students to get research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland. For enrolled students only.

UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.