Study Abroad Opportunities

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One of the categories of ‘fellowship’ is actually ‘competitive national scholarships supporting GVSU-administered undergraduate study abroad’! Of course, your very first step toward nationally-competitive applications is to work closely with PIC to receive approval for study abroad on the program of your choice (you’ll need to have identified the program and the semester in which you plan to participate before starting the application for external funding). Don't forget that GVSU also has great *internal* scholarships for study abroad for which you apply through the Padnos International Center website - this is the first thing you should do as you develop your budget for study abroad.

You will see the nationally competitive fellowship opportunities listed below, with links to the actual funding organization.

As you consider study abroad options, do note that a number of study-abroad organizations focus on substantive, hands-on research opportunities (in STEM and more); most offer financial assistance to students admitted into their programs:

These and other fine study-abroad opportunities (see also IES-Oxford, IES-University College London, DIS, CIEE and IES) offer not simply excellent, well-designed, academically rigorous programs - they are pipelines to the Fulbright US Student program, to Peace Corps, to graduate study and to engagement in foreign service and international careers.  You will want to work closely with your advisors in Padnos International Center to complete the application process for GVSU students to engage in study abroad. Don't forget that your financial aid award will travel in some percentage with you! And also, again - all of these study-abroad organizations offer additional financial assistance to students admitted into their programs.

As you explore GVSU-administered study abroad opportunities, you might also explore these Fellowship opportunities (nationally competitive opportunities, at undergraduate and graduate levels, not administered by GVSU):  

Page last modified August 29, 2023