Study Abroad Programs and National Fellowship/Scholarship Opportunities


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Governor State University (GSU) provides study abroad opportunities for all students who are interested in the program. Study abroad program is a curriculum geared toward students who desire to take part in international studies. In addition to the program, GSU also offers a wide range of scholarships for students looking for financial assistance to help them compensate for the trip. For more information, contact Katherine Haan from the Office of International Services, who oversees all the activities regarding study abroad. 


Here are just a few of the many study abroad scholarship opportunities that are available!


Boren Award Scholarship and Fellowships for International Study

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. These include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.


George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is a national, competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.


The Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards to U.S. undergraduates who have not yet completed their degree and are Pell eligible at a two-year or four-year university to participate in study abroad programs or internships worldwide.


Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. 



Humanity in Action Fellowship
The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of students and recent graduates from the U.S., Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine to explore historical and contemporary issues of human rights, diversity and active and responsible citizenship. The Fellowship focuses on Europe's unique history during the Second World War and the Holocaust along with present-day tensions related to minority groups in the continent. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice.

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