University of Iowa & AIFS Foundation Blogging Scholarship

Overseas Ambassador Program - Represent the Diversity Abroad Community While Abroad

“The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.” - Michelle Obama

The Overseas Ambassador Program is an initiative created for current students or recent graduates who are planning to study, intern, volunteer or teach abroad. The Overseas Ambassadors will serve as an overseas correspondent, sharing their experiences to motivate other members of the community to go abroad. By writing insightful articles, sharing inspiring videos and pictures about your new surroundings, cross-cultural observations and personal growth, your words will inspire other diverse students to go abroad and challenge them to rethink how study abroad experiences can be for everyone.

Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS, will offer a $500 stipend for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. Five stipends are available for each term.

Application Process and Timeline:

Overseas Ambassadors serve during a 4-6 month time frame, depending on the length of their chosen study abroad program.

To apply for the Overseas Ambassador Program, please complete the scholarship application here. The application deadline for all submissions: Fall 2018  - June 1; Spring 2019  - October 27.