Student Submission Deadline: October 7, 2014
NOVA Contact for application preparation assistance:
Stacey Bustillos (firstname.lastname@example.org), Coordinator, Office of Global Studies and Programs
Application and Program Details
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the application is now open for students participating in study abroad programs and internships during the spring 2015 term. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.
Visit www.iie.org/gilman to access resources to assist advisors and students through the application process:
- Webinars—live online sessions available for students and administrators to attend individually or can be streamed for a group setting, such as a campus application information session or workshop
- Instructional videos
- Advisor and applicant newsletters
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded nearly 17,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.
Applicants must be:
- A United States citizen
- Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution
- Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
- Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
- Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student’s home institution
- Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba
Application Deadline September 22, 2014 | Application and Fellowship Details
The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for U.S. college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.
The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.
Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
- Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States
The Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea is pleased to offer Virginia Community College System students the opportunity to study abroad this summer in Europe and Scandinavia. The University of Virginia serves as the academic sponsor for the Semester at Sea program. Students will earn 9-12 UVA credits,while visiting 11 cities in 10 countries during this 66 day voyage, June 16th-August 21st.
As the Institute works to enroll more community college students and further the reach of education abroad, we have created a special offer for those closest to home. All currently enrolled VCCS students will receive a $3000.00 grant from the Institute for the Summer 2014 voyage. Students should submit their application and be admitted prior to May 1, 2014 to ensure ample time to secure the one required visa for this voyage (Russian visa) and avoid paying rush fees. In addition, students may utilize the application fee waiver code VCCS to submit their applications, saving the $50.00 application fee. This code will also serve as our notification to issue the $3000 VCCS grant, upon admission to the program. This code will be valid from 3.26.14 – 4.30.14.
Please visit the Summer 2014 voyage page to view the itinerary, courses offered on the voyage, voyage faculty and more.
For more information:
James Fealey, Admissions Counselor