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Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant for majors

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Update: Due to the uncertainty surrounding travel at the moment, we are updating the terms of this award to allow for deferred travel until such time as it is safe and reasonable to do so; if you plan on travel for language acquisition, you can feel free to apply to the Rosenberg Grant even if that travel may not happen this summer.

Comparative Literature majors are invited to apply for the Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant to support language study outside of the US during the 2021 calendar year. Professor Rosenberg was a devoted teacher who was passionate about foreign language study, and has generously provided the Department of Comparative Literature with an endowment that will allow us to award language study grants to undergraduate majors. Students with an expected graduation date of December 2021 or later are eligible to apply, and may request funding to study any foreign language at any level. The application deadline is March 31.

Please complete the application cover sheet for the Edgar Rosenberg Travel Grant and submit it with your application and faculty support letter. If you have any questions please feel free to send an inquiry to

*Eligibility: you must be a current Comparative Literature major, or plan to complete your major application prior to travel. Comparative Literature majors with an expected graduation date of December 2021 or later are eligible to apply. Language study may be in any foreign language, at any level, but must take place outside the continental United States. Funded language study must take place before the end of 2021.

The Rosenberg Travel Grant Summer 2019 Recipients -

Rin Park for travel to Seoul, Korea to study at the Yonsei International Summer School;

Eliana Rozinov for travel to Vienna, Austria to study at the Institute for the International Education of Students’ Psychology and German Language Program

Geneva Saupe to travel to Amman, Jordan to study at the Qasid Institute’s Summer Arabic Program.

The Rosenberg Travel Grant Winter 2017 and Summer 2018 Recipients -

Troy Sherman for travel to Munich, Germany to study at the Goethe Institute’s German Language Program

Wenqing (Wendy) Zhuo for travel to Shanghai, China to study at The Hutong School’s Chinese Mandarin Language Program

Giulia Panter to travel to Israel to study at Tel Aviv University’s Hebrew Ulpan Language Program

Yongyu Chen for travel to Salamanca, Spain, to study at the University of Salamanca’s Spanish Language Program


The Rosenberg Travel Grant Summer 2019 Recipient -

Rin Park:

"The Rosenberg Travel Grant was an amazing opportunity for me personally and academically... Yonsei University is one of the best universities in Korea and the courses I took made up to the reputation. All of the faculties were bilingual in Korean and English, incorporating readings written by both Koreans and non-Koreans which helped so much with developing the comparative perspectives.It was also interesting to catch up with shifting social, political, and cultural atmosphere of Korea while I’m there, which motivated me to think about the contemporality of Korean studies. I would’ve not been able to study and experience all these if it wasn’t Rosenberg Travel Grant. I would like to thank the family of Edgar Rosenberg for this great opportunity and would recommend other students to not hesitate from applying for the grant!

~ Rin Park
Summer 2019