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Freeman-ASIA: Undergraduate Awards for Study in East Asia Due Oct 18


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Freeman-ASIA: Undergraduate Awards for Study in East Asia (≤$3,000 for summer, ≤$5,000 for semester, ≤ $7,000 for year)

Application and deadline information


  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Have financial need
  • Have good academic standing and 2.80 GPA
  • Have one term remaining at UC Merced after study abroad program
  • Apply to one of these countries: Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong & Macao), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam
  • Apply to a program at least this long:
    • Summer: 8 weeks
    • Semester: 12 weeks
    • Year: 24 weeks
  • Have little or no experience in their host country
  • Other requirements may apply


  • To promote study within East Asia

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