World Scholars Program Spring 2019 competition (for travel in 2019-2020)

The World Scholars Program provides select undergraduate students with up to $5000 of funding to support a significant study experience of at least two months' duration in a country or region of the world whose principal language is not English.  Applicants must be actively committed to achieving fluency in the language of that country or region. They must also be declared majors or minors in any of the non-language disciplines offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and endeavor, to the degree possible, to study the material of that discipline while abroad (whether through full-immersion coursework, service learning, internship placement, directed study, etc.). Students studying any of the modern languages offered at the University of Louisville (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) are encouraged to apply.

Full details and application at


Interested? Get started now!

1.     Review application requirements at to be sure you’re eligible.

2.     Make an appointment with Dr. Virginia Hosono, director of the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel (, to explore study abroad options that meet the requirements of the program.

3.     Line up your letters of recommendation and language evaluation. (Forms included in the application packet.)

Questions? Contact application committee chair Dr. Greg Hutcheson at