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Nancy Rocha
           Macalester College
Fall 2011 Gilman Scholarship Recipient
           Follow-On Project
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
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
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
          connections

Source: http://www.vistawide.com/studyabroad/why_study_abroad.htm
Fun Times!
Financing for Study Abroad
Study abroad program fees
vary, but there are additional   It sounds overwhelming
costs to consider when           when you think about all
planning:                        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
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 constraints
Source: www.iie.org/gilman
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 disabilities
Source: www.iie.org/gilman
Scholarships range from
                   $2,500-5,000
     The money can be used for:
       program tuition
       room and board
       books
       local transportation
       insurance
       international airfare

Source: www.iie.org/gilman
Resources
 General Information on Study Abroad Preparation:
 Your college’s study abroad office/website
 www.studentsabroad.state.gov


Funding 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)

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Gilman Follow-On Project Presentation

  • 1. Nancy Rocha Macalester College Fall 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 connections Source: http://www.vistawide.com/studyabroad/why_study_abroad.htm
  • 6. Financing for Study Abroad Study abroad program fees vary, but there are additional It sounds overwhelming costs to consider when when you think about all planning: 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 constraints Source: 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 disabilities Source: 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 airfare Source: www.iie.org/gilman
  • 10. Resources  General Information on Study Abroad Preparation:  Your college’s study abroad office/website  www.studentsabroad.state.gov Funding 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)