Programs in India: Undergraduate

The Luce Scholars Program provides 15-18 individuals each year with the ability to learn more about Asia by traveling and training in Asian languages, among other engagements. Placements are made exclusively in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Candidates must be US citizens with Bachelor’s degree, and must not have reached their 30th birthday by the July 1 of the year they apply for the program. Applications for the program must be endorsed by The Henry Luce Foundation. Direct applications not accepted.

Agencies Involved: The Henry Luce Foundation, The Asia Foundation

Key Dates: Program year begins with orientation in late June, then proceeds with language study in July and August. Placements start that September and run through July of the following year.


U.S undergraduate students can apply for the Boren Scholarships to learn a foreign language and study abroad (in any country outside of USA, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Applications can be made for a summer program (minimum 8 weeks; for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math- STEM students only), a semester or a full academic year. All students are expected to have a significant language component as part of their proposed study abroad. In exchange for the scholarship funding, selected candidates must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Agencies Involved: National Security Education Program (NSEP); Institute of International

Key Dates: The deadline for this year's application process has passed. Check website for next year's key dates.


The Arts + Sciences in India program is geared toward undergraduates looking to enrich cultural understanding through coursework, excursions, and activities. Program credits can substantiate 24 undergraduate quarter hours for 6-month program, and 36 undergraduate quarter hours for 12-month program. Candidates must hold a GPA of 3.0 on a 5.0 point scale at the time of applying and be at junior standing or above.

Agencies Involved: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Key Dates: Application deadline October 1, 2014


The Fulbright-Nehru Student Research program invites students looking to enrich professional experience to carry out projects for 9-month periods in India. Candidates must be able to speak Hindi or Urdu, or else complete a one-year language training course prior to entering the program.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Key Dates: Application deadline Octover 14, 2014