SIT Study Abroad offers a merit-based award to undergraduate students with a background and demonstrated interest in Asian Studies. The SIT Asia Fund will contribute a portion of the cost for specific Asia programs, based on student need. Awards will generally average half the program fee. The SIT Study Abroad programs covered in the fund are located in China, Viet Nam or Mongolia. SIT has received generous funding from the Freeman Foundation for the purpose of educating undergraduates about Asia through our field-based study abroad programs. Grant recipients are expected to help promote intercultural understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Asia. The SIT Asia Fund can be applied to the following programs: China, Yunnan Province: Languages and Cultures Viet Nam: Culture and Development Mongolia: Culture and Development
Awards are based on academic performance, curricular interest, and the ability to carry out independent field study. Ideally, reference letters are written by faculty in the students field of study that are relevant to the program curriculum and to the proposed independent study project.