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1.800.833.6243

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Norbert Hardner Foundation International Exchange Scholarship

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Norbert Hardner Foundation International Exchange Scholarship

Eligible Countries

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand, Serbia/Romania/Bulgaria, Uruguay

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.

Programs

Summer

Deadline

7-Jan

Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Open to Hardner scholars attending Cathedral Preparatory School or Villa Maria Academy in Erie, PA.

  • Applicants must meet the age requirements outlined on each country page 

  • Applicants must also be approved to go on program through YFU's standard application procedure

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online YFU Application

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • Parent-student agreement

  • Health certificate

  • School certificate

  • 5 Candid photos

  • 1 Headshot

Application Fees

YFU Application Fee (covered by sponsor)

Scholarship Covers:

  • Round-trip international airline travel

  • Round-trip domestic airline travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Pre-departure orientation

  • Support services in host country

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.

  • If a scholarship winner cancels their program less than 30 days before departure, they are responsible for paying for their airfare and cancellation fee.

  • Within one month of returning home, the student must provide a report and photos detailing their exchange experience to YFU. 

Notes

  • All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF THIS PAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship's name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.