Why study abroad?*in-depth personal knowledge of another culture’scustoms, people and language*personal inte#ectual growth*new was of thinking, living and problem solving
*greater independence and interdependence ski#s*gaining more self-conﬁdence*improve or gain a language ski#*change your view of the world*greater empathy for those diﬀerent (om yourself*better employment prospects*more appreciation for the home culture andopportunities*self discovery and opportunity to step out of comfortzone*make lifelong (iendships and visit new places
*least expensive - pay ISU tuition, room and boardat ISU or at host university, depending on the partner*information is easy to get*meet return ISU students and exchange students(om the institution you are planning to attend!
Where can you go? ISU PARTNER AGREEMENTS*easiest to arrange*use your ISU ﬁnancial aid AND scholarships*transfer of credits is simple
ISU Partner Institutions*University of Plymouth, England*Kansai Gaidai, Osaka, Japan*University of Burgundy, France*Al Akhawayn University, Morocco*Paderborn University, Germany*ITESO, Guadalajara, Mexico*University Politecnica of Valencia, Spain*ORT, Montevideo, Uruguay*Umea University, Sweden
Where can you go? ISEP Affiliate Agreement & Third Party Providers*Australia*Latin America*Europe
Costs and Financial Assistance*Varies depending on the program of choice*Up(ont costs - $50 application ISU S.A. processing fee Partners - no other up(ont costs at time of application Other providers - require an application fee and deposit
*Average total Partner schools $8,000~ per semester ISEP and other $12,000~per semester*New (sometimes unexpected costs) - passport, visa,short-term accommodation, heatlth insurance, travel,etc.*summer program is a low cost option*scholarships are available for study abroad!
What is the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program?
*The Gilman Scholarship Program oﬀersawards for undergraduate study abroad*Established by the International AcademicOpportunity Act of 2000.*Provides awards for U.S. undergraduatestudents who are receiving Federal Pell Grantfunding at a two-year or four-year college oruniversity to participate in study abroadprograms worldwide.
*open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, ingood academic standing, who meet the criterialisted below:Applicant must...• be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
• be applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the students accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.• studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
• or a country on the U.S. Department of States current Travel Warning list.
Award Beneﬁts*Provides ﬁnancial support that can be used forprogram and non-program costs (i.e. planetickets, visa fees, etc.)
* Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awardedthis academic year for U.S. citizenundergraduates to study abroad.*Students who apply for and receive theBenjamin A. Gilman International Scholarshipto study abroad are then eligible to receive anadditional $3,000 Critical Need LanguageSupplement from the Gilman ScholarshipProgram for a total possible award of up to$8,000.
*Award amounts will vary depending on thelength of study and student need with theaverage award being approximately $4,000.
U.S. Fulbright Student Program ( http://us.fulbrightonline.org ) -Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational andCultural Aﬀairs, Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchangeprogram oﬀering opportunities for students, scholars and professionalsto undertake international graduate study, advanced research, universityteaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.Annual Deadline: October. Contact: 212-984-5330Boren Scholarships & Fellowships ( www.borenawards.org ) -Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP)supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study lesscommonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests:Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, andthe Middle East . Up to $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 forgraduate students depending on cost and length of program. AnnualDeadline: January for graduate students, February for undergraduates.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ; 1-800-618-NSEP
The Language Flagship ( www.borenawards.org ) - Funding fromNSEP provides two year intensive, advanced level training in Arabic,Central Asian Turkic languages, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu,Korean, Persian/Farsi, and Central Asian Languages. Fellowshipsavailable to qualiﬁed applicants. Annual Deadline: January. Contact:ﬂagship@iie.org ; 1-800-618-NSEP Turkish Coalition of America ( http://www.tc-america.org/scholar.html ) - The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is aneducational, charitable organization incorporated in February 2007.Based in the nation’s capital, one of TCA’s objective is to fosterfriendship, understanding and cooperation between the United Statesand Turkey. Contact: email@example.com ; 202-370-1399
*at least a Sophomore class standing (26+ credits complete)*2.5+ GPA (some programs have higher requirement)*complete application, with fee;*two academic references (om faculty*statement of purpose*other paperwork- health questionnaire, ISU transcript,etc.
Deadlines and Important Dates*ISU study abroad application deadlines: -Feb. 15 for fa# (feb. 1 for Kansai Gaidai) -Oct. 15 for spring*Other programs - vary, but similar to above*Scholarship deadlines- also similar to above
Questions to askbefore studying abroad*Am i wi#ing to try new things?*Am i comfortable making my own decisions?*Am i comfortable dealing with conﬂict and changewithout family or (iends around to help?
How do you get started?*Talk to the study abroad oﬃce about your interest,choose the program/country/school you would like.*Budget carefu#y. What can you aﬀord? Giveyoureslf time to arrange everything! (6 months to 1year)
*Apply to ISU study abroad, get accepted OR applyto ISEP program- be approved.*Select the courses you want (om the school catalog(online).*Use a “transfer of credit” application to have yourplan approved by your academic advisor andregistrar.*Talk to ﬁnancial aid. Submit your study abroadforms.
*Pay yourself for the up(ont costs (ﬂight, insurance, etc.)*Arrange accommodation in advance with host coordinator.*Register for classes when you arrive.*Email our “enro#ment veriﬁcation” (om back to studyabroad oﬃce.*Study hard! Do we#!*Transcript wi# fo#ow you back to ISU and the registrarwi# evaluate it for credit transfer.
Contact Sean Milton @International Programs Oﬃce. Phone: 282-2953 OR Email: MiltSean@isu.edu