Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship was created by the U. S. Department of State to fund a student-designed research or service project in a foreign country related to the mandates of UNESCO:  using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. Travel should be for four to six weeks and will include student’s presence at public events arranged by the pertinent consulate. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

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Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in a university, eligible for foreign travel,  and between the ages of 18 and 25.

Typical Deadline:

February/March for summer travel, September/October for winter/spring travel