Study Abroad with the STA Scholarship


FEA Start The Adventure Scholarship

Ever dreamed of breaking the routine and living the student dream on more distant shores? Well, maybe it’s time to shake up your studies. STA Travel has joined forces with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) to bring you the Start the Adventure Scholarship, a new dedicated scholarship opportunity for two FEA applicants studying abroad during the summer semester, with each scholarship valued at $2,500.

Why Apply for a Scholarship Abroad?

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Improve your Resume
Future employers will be blown away if you’ve won a scholarship and lived abroad in an exciting country. You’ll develop plenty of skills important for adult life, and will always have something to talk about in job interviews!
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Learn a Language
Studying in a country where English isn’t the first language gives you the perfect opportunity to learn a second one. Trust us, it’ll get easier after the first few weeks!
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Make New Friends
Whether you mingle with interesting locals or meet likeminded students from elsewhere in the world, the conversations you’ll have and the friendships you’ll form during your scholarship are bound to be more exciting than the ones you’ll make back home!
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... Why Not?
The people you'll meet, the adventures you'll have, and all of the amazing culture you'll soak up are the greatest reasons of all to make the leap away from your everyday lecture theatre!

When Can I Apply?

Applications open on November 16, 2016 at 12:00pm EST. You have until January 11, 2017 at 12:00pm EST to get your application in. Give us a call, or visit the FEA website via the button below to get started.
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How does the Start the Adventure Scholarship work?

Two FEA/STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarships ($2,500 each) will be awarded to applicants studying during the summer semester. In turn, two STA Travel Advisor Awards ($2,500 each) will be granted to the study abroad department of these FEA/STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarship recipients, in order for the department to strategically fund another student participating on a study abroad program in the same academic year. These discretionary awards serve as capacity-building grants for the study abroad department to increase their reach among the student population.

What makes me eligible?

To be eligible for an STA Scholarship, you must be a US citizen and enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree at the time of applying.
For the full list of factors that we'll take into consideration, run your eyes over the below Eligibility and Preferences section*.

*Eligibility Requirements and Preferences

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (as of May 2015, we welcome applications from DACA students).
Applicant must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible).
The study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution
The study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (30 days) in country/countries


The applicant has applied for an academically rigorous and immersive study abroad program (more than one month long in total)
The applicant studies the host country language (if not English)
The department is in a non-traditional destination where the language is not English
The student demonstrates a financial need
The FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. Those groups include, but are not limited to minority students, first-generation college students, community college students, students with disabilities, student athletes, veterans and returning learners.

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