Student Opportunities

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs- High School Study Abroad

Expand your horizons – study abroad!

The U.S. Department of State offers merit-based scholarships for American high school students to study abroad from three weeks to an academic year. Students live with host families, engage with local schools, and gain skills to be competitive in the global workforce. 
Previous language study is not required for most programs.

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The For American Studies - D.C. Academic Internship Programs

Applications are being accepted for The Fund for American Studies - D.C. Academic Internship Programs to be held in Spring and Summer 2021. We are planning for in-person programs and will follow public health and university guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also hold a 100% virtual summer program for those who prefer this option.


The programs include:

  • A guaranteed internship placement

  • Courses for academic credit from George Mason University

  • Furnished housing in downtown Washington

  • Opportunities for networking and professional development

Have you thought about spending the spring or summer in Washington, DC? No matter what side of the aisle you are on, it is an important time to be in Washington.


Gain real-world experience and make connections that will help open doors after graduation.