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Announcements : Upcoming Info Sessions & Events for Study Abroad

Announcement: Upcoming Info Sessions & Events for Study Abroad

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Study Abroad Advising and Information Sessions


The Center for International Education hosts many sessions for students working through the process of studying abroad. See below for descriptions of upcoming sessions you can attend.
Study Abroad 101 (Picking a Program) and Study Abroad 102 (Program Applications) Sessions
Would you like to learn more about studying abroad -- including benefits of study abroad, program types, choosing a program, and how to apply? If so, a Study Abroad 101 or 102 session is for you! At the Study Abroad 101 session, you will learn about the very basics of study abroad, why it is important, and also the different types of programs that we have and how to choose one that is right for you. At a Study Abroad 102 session, you will look in-depth at the application process for study abroad. Want all of the information at once? Consider attending a 101/102 combo session.
Financing Study Abroad 101 Sessions
Are you concerned about cost and funding for your study abroad program? Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session co-led by Gayla Jenkins from the Financial Aid Office who works with specifically with study abroad students and Ali Swenson who is the CIE Study Abroad Financial Specialist. At this session you will learn about study abroad costs and budgets, how financial aid can be used for study abroad, as well as general information on how to search for scholarships and other funding resources.
Gilman Scholarship Information Sessions
The Gilman Scholarship is a national scholarship that awards U.S. citizen undergraduate Pell Grant recipients up to $5,000 to study abroad for a semester or year. Gilman scholarships are awarded every semester.  In the past, students who have taken advantage of on-campus advising have been more likely to receive the award than students who applied on their own. To learn more, attend an informational session.
Boren Scholarship Information Sessions
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students studying abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students selected to receive a Boren Scholarship must commit to working for the U.S. government for at least a year following the completion of their education. This is a very competitive scholarship and requires an on-campus faculty review. Serious applicants should begin the process early. To learn more, attend an informational session.
Air Travel Advising
If you have never traveled internationally, have never flown, or just need some help navigating the ticketing and travel process, please contact our office to set up an Air Travel Advising appointment.  We can frame the conversation to whatever you need including step-by-step guidance on purchasing airline tickets, information on dealing with cancellations and lost luggage, and other helpful air travel information.
***PLEASE Do not purchase airfare until you have been accepted to participate in a study abroad program.