Musafir is a word in Arabic meaning ‘traveler’. The goal of QFI Musafir Travel Awards is to provide support for outstanding undergraduate students to further their Arabic language skills through an immersive experience in the Arab world. Through these awards, QFI seeks to provide students with the intellectual, communicative, and cultural competencies that will enable them to be engaged global citizens, able and ready to contribute to strengthening professional ties between the U.S. and Arab world.
Priority will be given to students with limited experience studying abroad in the Middle East at the undergraduate level (6 months or less) and demonstrated financial need to cover the cost of study abroad.
Requirements: Completed 4 semesters of Arabic before summer abroad with UMD
Minimum GPA: 3.3
Amount: Up to $2,500