Abroad101 Launches Record $17,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

Partners with Forum Nexus and INTO China, Supporting Obama Administration 100,000 Strong Initiative

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Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012

Abroad101, the world’s first and largest study abroad review website, has partnered with INTO China and Forum-Nexus study abroad programs to offer $17,000 worth of scholarships for summer 2012 and 2013. High demand for study abroad scholarships and the desire to support the 100,000 Strong Initiative prompts this collaborative giveaway.

INTO China, a Chinese language program provider is offering five, $1,000 scholarships to study at a top Chinese University in Summer 2012. This giveaway coincides with the Obama Administration’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, promoting the ability for American students to study in China. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2012 and students can apply on the Abroad101 website.

Christian Eberhardt, the Regional Recruitment Coordinator for North America says “INTO China is thrilled to have partnered with Abroad101, sharing their fantastic review platform and extensive reach to students and universities all over North America. Now more than ever is the time to let students know about the opportunities and benefits from studying in China. Our summer Mandarin immersion program is the perfect segway for students wishing to experience the language, culture and world of work within the next global superpower. We highly value our collaboration with Abroad101."

Forum-Nexus, a summer, traveling program provider is offering six, $2,000 scholarships for their multi-city program which visits 12 European cities over seven weeks. Scholarships are valid for Summer 2012 and Summer 2013 programs. Students can apply for the Summer 2012 program through May 15, 2012 and for the Summer 2013 program through June 15th, 2012.

Dr. Hugo Hervitz, Founder and Executive Director of Forum-Nexus, says, "Our program provides a unique study abroad experience since world-class professors travel with students from around the world to 12 amazing European cities in 7 weeks, offering enlightening classes while visiting leading companies and international organizations”.

Michael Stone, President and Co-Founder of Abroad101, feels strongly about the scholarship offerings and alliance with these providers. “Creating more opportunities for study abroad is a catalyst for developing informed, global citizens” says Stone. “We could not achieve this mission without the coalitions we have formed with providers like INTO China and Forum-Nexus”.

Abroad101 is embracing the viral marketing prowess of Facebook to collect applications, expanding their reach globally. Once students submit their application response online, they are able to share their entry with friends and accumulate “likes” via Facebook. One of the goals of these scholarships is to increase awareness in international education and have people genuinely interested in applicants’ study abroad opportunities. The winner will be chosen based on a combination of the quality of their response, as well as how much buzz they can create around their scholarship campaign through Likes and Tweets.

About Abroad101:
Abroad101 is the world’s first, largest, and fastest growing study abroad review website. Founded in 2007 by Tufts, Harvard, and MIT graduates, Abroad101’s mission is to promote global citizenship by fostering the most meaningful study abroad experience for all students through technology innovation in international education. Abroad101 empowers universities with its free market-leading online evaluation tool and provides an advertising and student recruitment platform to global program providers. Abroad101 is a 2010 winner of the MassChallenge Global startup competition. To learn more, visit http://www.studyabroad101.com.
Contact: Mike Stone, President, Abroad101
+1 617 401 8848
Mike(at)abroad101(dot)com

About INTO China:
A division of INTO University Partnerships, INTO China offers all-inclusive courses combining Chinese language tuition with a program of excursions, cultural experiences, and master classes taught by leading business professionals. Locations include Beijing, Tianjin and Dalian China.

About Forum-Nexus:
With 22 years of experience, Forum-Nexus Study Abroad specializes in intensive multi-country traveling summer programs, taught in English, for both undergraduate and graduate students. The programs are offered in some of the most engaging and dynamic cities in Europe. Students greatly improve their global awareness, cultural intelligence, and International IQ as they learn from their professors, the surroundings, and the companies and organizations they visit. They share their European experience with top students from all over the world: 40% of the Forum-Nexus students come from countries outside the U.S., including Mexico, Egypt, Brazil, India, Canada, China and the UK.


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