Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. Award for Summer Study Abroad in Asia
The History Department is pleased to announce the Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. Award, offering a maximum of three awards, each up to $7000, for summer study abroad in East, Southeast, or South Asia . Each award will assist with the cost of the summer program, including tuition, registration/application fees, airfare, room and board, program-required field trips/tours, and some meals.
Who can apply?
History majors and minors, Asian and Pacific Studies majors and minors, and Liberal Studies majors with a concentration in History.
Am I eligible?
To be considered, students must have an overall 3.2 GPA and have completed at least three courses for the History or ASPA major or minor (transfer credits included, but not AP or IB credits) by the end of 2019-2020 academic year.
What do I need to do?
You will need to complete an online application through the Study Abroad Office including:
- An essay that describes your interest in studying abroad in Asia, identifies the program you would like to attend, explains how you hope to benefit from the experience and how study abroad in Asia will enhance your overall academic experience.
- History Majors/Minors: a letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member in the History Department; ASPA Majors/Minors: a recommendation from a full-time affiliated ASPA faculty member or the ASPA Program Director requested through the online application.
- Approval from the Study Abroad office identifying the summer program to which you intend to apply.
The application will close Monday, February 3, 2020, at 11:59pm
. Direct any inquiries to Dr. Najwa Al-Qattan at 310-338-6035 or Najwa.Al-Qattan@lmu.edu. Award recipients will be notified via email by early March.
What programs should I consider?
Students are welcome to apply for any Asia related summer study abroad provided by any accredited US or International University. Below is a shortlist of programs previous award recipients have participated in.
The Beijing Center Summer Program
Field Study in China
Sophia University Summer Session in Japanese Language and Culture
Sophia University Summer in Asian Studies
Sogang Korean Studies Summer Program