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International Students Studying in Washington, D.C.

Posted on March 4th, 2011 by Jenny Frankel

For those international students interested in studying in the United States and possibly considering Washington, D.C., there are definitely some features of the United State’s national capital that make it especially welcoming to visitors from abroad. First, there are plenty of opportunities for international students studying in Washington, D.C. (over 25 colleges and universities in the area). Also, since financing your adventure abroad is always a concern, another major advantage of studying in D.C. is the high number of internships and scholarship opportunities for international students studying within the D.C. area (there are likewise many opportunities for international students to secure related professional and/or volunteer associations through such opportunities).

Many of the increased opportunities for international students studying in Washington, D.C. are due, in part, to government-funded projects. One such government-funded project that international students studying math, science, technology, and/or physics should turn to for supplementary funding is the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. This program gives around $300,000 total to students seeking degrees in these fields in order to academically support and economically strengthen the scientists and engineers of the future. International students attending any number of institutions within the Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to apply.

Another instance of the enhanced opportunities for scholarships, funding, and international study in Washington, D.C. is to be found through organizations like NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which serves as a network through which employers post opportunities for academic jobs or internships. The site can be utilized as needed, or a membership can keep you up to date on any new postings in your area. The organization’s website, and others like it, is easy to use and goes a long way toward successfully navigating the many potential sources of funding for your international studies in D.C.

Written by Jenny Frankel

Jennifer is the Director of Financial Services at Envisage International. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Florida where she holds a Masters in International Business and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She has lived and worked abroad in Chile, Costa Rica and London, and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Asia.

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15 Responses to “International Students Studying in Washington, D.C.”

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  2. InternationalStudentGuru Says:

    There are lots of scholarship opportunities, please check our financial aid pages for more information –

  3. uugantsetseg Says:

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  4. Adeyemo wasiu A Says:

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  5. Okba Belakhdar Says:

    Hi! I’m Okba Belakhdar, from Algeria, I want to study some English courses in any institute in the U.S, but I haven’t money, please HELP me.

  6. Tsedey Asfaw Says:

    hi my name is tsedey I’m from Ethiopia.I have always had the desire to learn more and get the finest education available and i really want the opportunity to be given the chance.I know i could be better for my family and the entire country if i had the chance.thank you

  7. Alice chepkemoi Says:

    Hi,am Alice from kenya i come from a marginalized community in which women aren’t empowered, most of them dont get formal dream has been to get leadership skills inorder to help my people,but the biggest challange is finance,i would like to seek scholarship to study in USA.please help.

  8. diba tuncer Says:

    hi i am from turkey..I want to study in USA about english language and literature…ı know ıt could be better for me to teach english language yo my peopla from east of turkey..please assist me…

  9. James Ngolo Mrwaa Says:

    Hi,I am James from Kenya,i would like to persue my career in mechanical engineering in ur universities but funds have been a problem. Would u please help me reach my goal.

  10. Joshi Says:

    We recruit for US universities. You can enter without TOEFL if you start by attending an ESL course.

  11. RJ Bennett Says:

    The International Education Consortium has begun its annual survey to assess the status of the current group of International graduate students coming to the US. The survey reviews the process by which the students selected US Universities, why they decided to attend school in the US, the application process, the matriculation process and their overall satisfaction. The IEC hopes to use this information to better inform the policy-makers on how to improve the quality and expand the quantity of good foreign students in our Universities.

  12. jfrankel Says:

    If you want to study English, you may find ESL Directory helpful:

    For those of you interested in scholarship opportunities, click here:

  13. Epifania Ladieu Says:

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    Hi,KPONDEHOU christian David from dream has been to get leadership skills inorder to help my people,but the biggest challange is finance,i would like to seek scholarship to study in USA.please help.i want to study everything that is not science but literature.

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