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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers several study abroad travel scholarship of $800 each supported by the Alessandro S. Crisafulli Fund. 

We regret to inform you that this scholarship has been suspended until further notice.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate major in a modern language (or minor in Asian Studies or Islamic World Studies) with plans to study abroad
  • Strong academic record (minimum B+ in major) and financial need
  • Award may be received only once


  • Fill in and submit the Crisafulli Travel Scholarship application. 
  • Submit a personal statement outlining reasons for going abroad, academic plans and financial need
  • "Recommendations should be submitted by your professor directly to Dr. Kassen:
  • Those receiving the award will be asked, upon their return to CUA, to make a presentation to the appropriate language club


  • For study abroad in the spring:  Suspended
  • For study abroad in the fall:  Suspended 

Contact: Dr. Margaret Ann Kassen at 

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Please Attach:

  • Letter of endorsement from DMLL faculty member
  • Personal statement (include program of study, academic plans and reasons for financial support)

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