PGO-BU Summer 2018 Fellowship Offerings

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PGO scholars exploring the ancient water town of  Zhouzhuang, China

Photo courtesy of summer 2017 PGO-BU scholar, Josh Byun

Scope of Scholarship:

Scholarship winners for summer 2018 will study one of these critical languages in near or total immersion settings, either in Boston through Boston University’s Summer Term offerings, or abroad in China. 

Project GO scholarships provide full funding for all recipients.  This funding will cover:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa, if required by program

Project GO scholarships will not cover the following:

  • Personal spending money
  • Personal travel
  • Costs for obtaining a passport
  • Medication
  • Expenses for dependents

 

Domestic programs at Boston University:

First-year Intensive Chinese or Russian

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Prerequisite: No language experience required

Program: First-Year Super Intensive Russian

Dates: May 20 – June 29, 2018 (6 weeks)

Program: First-Year Super Intensive Chinese

Dates: June 30 – August 10, 2018 (6 weeks)

Program info: http://www.bu.edu/summer

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Summer 2017 First-year Intensive Russian and Chinese scholars visiting one of Boston’s many historical landmarks

How do I apply to First-Year Chinese or Russian (Domestic)?

  1. Apply to the Project GO-BU First-Year Chinese or Russian (Domestic) program through the central application system using the link provided below. You may apply up to 4 PGO programs. The online application can be found at http://www.projectgo.org/apply-now
  2. Applicants must complete the online application by 5:00pm (EST) on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
  3. Scholarship awardees will be notified on Friday, March 9, 2018 and decisions must be made by 5:00pm (EST) on Friday, March 16th. Waitlisted awardees will be notified on March 9th and will receive a status update on Monday, March 19th.
  4. Course and housing registration instructions will be provided to awardees on Monday, March 19th and registration must be completed by Monday, April, 2nd.
  5. Please contact Kelly Benkert, BU PGO Grant Coordinator, at 617-358-5033 or prjctgo@bu.edu for more information.

 

BU Study Abroad programs

Program: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Shanghai Chinese Studies

Location: Shanghai, China

Dates: June – August 2018 (8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Applicants MUST have completed at least two semesters of Chinese by May 2018.

Program Info: https://www.bu.edu/abroad/programs/shanghai-chinese-studies-program/

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PGO-BU scholars boating near Suzhou, China

Photo courtesy of summer 2017 PGO-BU scholar, Robert Ticzon

How do I apply to 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Chinese (Study Abroad)?

  1. Apply to the Project GO-BU Chinese (Study Abroad) program through the central application system using the link provided below. You may apply up to 4 PGO programs. The online application can be found at http://www.projectgo.org/apply-now
  2. Applicants must complete the online application by 5:00pm (EST) on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
  3. Scholarship awardees will be notified on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and decisions must be made by 5:00pm (EST) on Tuesday, February 20th. Waitlisted awardees will be notified on February 13th and will receive a status update on Monday, February 26th.
  4. Awardees will receive BU Study Abroad application instructions on February 23rd and must complete the online application by March 2, 2018. PGO awardees are not required to submit additional essays and letters of recommendation, however, academic advisor approval is required for the BU study abroad application.
  5. Please contact Kelly Benkert, BU PGO Grant Coordinator, at 617-358-5033 or prjctgo@bu.edu for more information.