Programs

Dan E. Davidson Fellowship

Established in honor of American Councils’ founder and President Emeritus and his four decades of leadership in the field of international education, the Dan E. Davidson Fellowship supports highly qualified and deserving individuals to build the skills that allow them to operate, negotiate, and establish ties in countries critical to U.S. economic, political, and social interests through language study and area studies coursework.

To learn more about Dr. Davidson and his contribution to international education, please watch this short video:

Carrying on Dr. Davidson’s legacy, fellowship recipients demonstrate a dedication to successful international collaboration and the development of greater mutual understanding between the U.S. and countries around the world. Fellowships of up to $1,000 are awarded for summer study, up to $4,000 for semester study, and up to $8,500 for academic-year programs.

To be considered for the Dan E. Davidson Fellowship, simply indicate your wish to be considered for financial aid when completing the application for your selected program and complete all the questions and forms that follow.

POST-PROGRAM
At the conclusion of their study abroad program, participants who received the Dan E. Davidson Fellowship are expected to meet with donors and write an essay about their study abroad experience.


To learn more about the program, please contact Vladka Shikova at shikova@americancouncils.org.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Dan E. Davidson Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in and (by the start of their program) have completed two academic years of study at an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate a commitment to studying world cultures and languages, contributing to mutual understanding, and advancing successful international collaboration
  • Be a U.S. citizen
Cost:

Fellowships of up to $1,000 are awarded for summer study, up to $4,000 for semester study, and up to $8,500 for academic-year programs. Visit ACstudyabroad.org to learn about our current programs.

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