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**The Summer Study Scholarship has been discontinued until further notice.**


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers three summer study abroad travel grants of $500 each.

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


  • Email a personal statement to, including the following information
    • name, CUA ID
    • date
    • language program/destination/dates
    • reasons for going abroad
    • academic plans
    • financial need
    • endorsed by Prof. ___ (name)
  • One letter of recommendation from a Modern Languages and Literatures faculty member should be submitted directly to Dr. Kassen:


Contact: Dr. Margaret Ann Kassen at 



Please Attach:

  • Personal statement (include program of study, academic plans and reasons for financial support)

Please upload only MS Word, PDF, WordPerfect, RTF, or plain text.