Undergraduate International Experiences

Nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships, scholarships and awards are available for current undergraduates who are interested in study or research abroad. It is important to be aware of deadlines as they may occur well in advance of the award start date. If interested in applying for a prestigious award, be sure to contact Craig Kelley, Associate Provost for Academic Achievement, and/or Kris Silva, Nationally Prestigious Awards Advisor.

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Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers grants for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing internships abroad. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program supports students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Programs must be a minimum of four weeks. Applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Sophomore, Junior  Program Fact Sheet
Critical Language Scholarship The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, endorsed by the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a 7 – 10 week summer study abroad experience centered on the development of a critical language.   CLS seeks participants from a diversity of backgrounds and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels. Languages offered include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. The CLS Program is designed for students of all language levels. All  Program Fact Sheet
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship The DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship is designed for students seeking to study, intern, or conduct senior thesis research in Germany.   Preference is given to students whose projects/programs are based at and organized by a German university.   Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Sophomore, Junior  Program Fact Sheet
David L. Boren Scholarship Boren Scholarships fund undergraduates’ study abroad programs for those wishing to study non-traditional languages in non-traditional countries. Recipients of a Boren Scholarship receive funding in exchange for a commitment to pursuing a career in the federal government in the national security arena.   Program length must be at least eight weeks and proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. First-year, Sophomore, Junior  Program Fact Sheet
Fulbright Summer Institute The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to go to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduate freshmen and sophomores, to come to the UK on a fully-funded three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University. First-year, Sophomore  Program Fact Sheet
Humanity in Action Fellowship Humanity in Action is an intensive and demanding five-week summer Fellowship program that brings together international groups of 40 college students and recent graduates to explore human rights-centered conflicts in Europe.   Separate programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw. Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. Sophomore, Junior, Senior  Program Fact Sheet