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  • 1. Nancy Rocha Macalester CollegeFall 2011 Gilman Scholarship Recipient Follow-On Project
  • 2. What is study abroad?Being able to receive college credit by studying in another country for a semester or an academic yearUsually done during junior year of college
  • 3. Study abroad means different things to different people Opportunity to learn/continue a foreign language in the native country Fulfill major requirements (courses at a local university or independent research) Opportunity to gain international work experience (internships) Taking courses that are not related to your major
  • 4. Benefits of Study Abroad:  Best way to learn or continue speaking a Helps you learn about foreign language yourself  Opportunity to travel Breaks you out of the  Immerse yourself in academic routine another culture Expands your worldview  Develop new skills and gain experiences that a classroom will never Enhances employment provide opportunities  Make new friends and connectionsSource: http://www.vistawide.com/studyabroad/why_study_abroad.htm
  • 5. Fun Times!
  • 6. Financing for Study AbroadStudy abroad program feesvary, but there are additional It sounds overwhelmingcosts to consider when when you think about allplanning: you have to be financially Visa fees prepared for, but there Airfare are programs who are Required shots Transportation willing to help students Food who wish to study abroad. Travel within/outside country Textbooks Entertainment
  • 7. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Goal of the Gilman Scholarship Program: aims to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraintsSource: www.iie.org/gilman
  • 8. Is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates in good academic standing  with high financial need  studying in non-traditional countries, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand  with diverse ethnic backgrounds  from a diverse range of institutions including four- year, public, private, community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions and other Minority Serving Institutions  with disabilitiesSource: www.iie.org/gilman
  • 9. Scholarships range from $2,500-5,000  The money can be used for: program tuition room and board books local transportation insurance international airfareSource: www.iie.org/gilman
  • 10. Resources General Information on Study Abroad Preparation: Your college’s study abroad office/website www.studentsabroad.state.govFunding for Study Abroad: Scholarships offered by accepted study abroad program Your own college may also offer scholarships/grants for study abroad Specific scholarships geared towards international study such as The Gilman Scholarship (www.iie.org/gilman)