Institute for American Universities (IAU): January Term Traveling Seminars

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Each January, IAU sponsors 3-4 week J-term Traveling Seminars across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Students select a course of study to accompany the seminar with academic components consisting of briefings from leading European academ... read more

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While I had previously studied the relationship between France and Spain and the Islamic World (i.e., North Africa and the Middle East), it was through this trip that I was able to witness the direct impact of these histories – whether on the physical cityscape or the national culture. I feel incredibly blessed that our group wa... - Mills College View Entire Review
Greater understanding of the impact the North Africa and Western Europe (Spain and France in particular) - West Chester University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Learned how to integrate quickly and think on the go. - Boston College View Entire Review
I learned a great deal about international relations and the Middle East on my trip. I believe it was eye opening and I enjoyed traveling to a large number of places. - University of Delaware View Entire Review

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Each January, IAU sponsors 3-4 week J-term Traveling Seminars across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Students select a course of study to accompany the seminar with academic components consisting of briefings from leading European academic, literary and political personalities and experts, museum and site visits, city tours, cultural excursions and much more. Students attend daily lectures and meetings with distinguished scholars from IAU in addition to local guides and experts in the field of politics, history and culture. J-Term Seminars allow students to earn an additional 3 credits.

Students can participate in a J-Term Seminar alone or as the start of their spring semester abroad.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • French Language, Literature
  • Ancient Civilization
  • Cultural Studies
  • European Studies
  • International Business
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Western European Studies
  • French Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Political Science and Government
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1957
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships

This is a merit-based scholarship available to students with outstanding academic achievement. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $2,500 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,500.

Up to $2,500

Deadlines:
Application Deadlines For the Spring Semester: November 1st For the Summer & Fall Semester: April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Students who enroll in a January term and a spring semester consecutively are eligible to receive a $500 grant credited to their spring invoice.*

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Application Deadlines For the Spring Semester: November 1st For the Summer & Fall Semester: April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students who enroll in a January term and a spring semester consecutively

IAU College’s Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all IAU students and the excellence of IAU College. Open to students who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. This group includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status. It would also include first generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. Selected recipients receive up to $2,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,000.

Up to $2,000

Deadlines:
Application Deadlines For the Spring Semester: November 1st For the Summer & Fall Semester: April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
This group includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status. It would also include first generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity.

IAU offers two merit-based scholarships per semester and one per summer to students majoring in political science, international relations or global studies. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $2,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,000.

Up to $2,000

Deadlines:
Application Deadlines For the Spring Semester: November 1st For the Summer & Fall Semester: April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students majoring in political science, international relations or global studies. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

IAU College offers an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Constantin Christofides, retired Distinguished Professor of Humanities at IAU College. This is a merit-based scholarship available to semester and summer students majoring in art or art history. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $1,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $500.

Up to $1,000

Deadlines:
Application Deadlines For the Spring Semester: November 1st For the Summer & Fall Semester: April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

IAU offers a $1,000 grant in honor of Dr. Herbert Maza, co-founder and first President of IAU, to qualified students who enroll for an academic year (two full semesters). The $1,000 scholarship will be applied against the student’s spring semester invoice. Depending on the billing arrangement IAU has with the student’s home institution, IAU will either credit the student’s spring semester invoice or provide the student with a check for $1,000 on-site. All students who spend a semester in Aix and maintain a 3.0 IAU GPA after their first semester will automatically qualify to receive the grant.

Up to $1,000

Deadlines:
Application Deadlines For the Spring Semester: November 1st For the Summer & Fall Semester: April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
All students who spend a semester in Aix and maintain a 3.0 IAU GPA after their first semester will automatically qualify to receive the grant.

IAU College’s Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic ability who also have demonstrated outstanding out-of-classroom and co-curricular involvement and leadership. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $5,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $2,500.

Up to $5,000

Deadlines:
Application Deadlines For the Spring Semester: November 1st For the Summer & Fall Semester: April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

In honor of Amos Booth, esteemed teacher, director, and second President of IAU College, IAU offers a merit-based scholarship to eligible semester students who have been accepted into the French Honors Program. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $1,500 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $500.

Up to $1,500

Deadlines:
Application Deadlines For the Spring Semester: November 1st For the Summer & Fall Semester: April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

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