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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the academic requirements for participation in study abroad?

You must be in good academic standing. You must be enrolled at Gordon State College during the semester/summer of the program, although you may be a transient student from another institution and take only the study abroad course(s).

What other requirements are there?

You must be a serious-minded student with a desire to learn in and experience a different culture.

You must have a valid passport.

Please see individual programs for other requirements.

Are there scholarships available?

Various scholarships are available, & the list below should not be considered exhaustive. Your employer or your parents’ employers may offer scholarships. Additionally, there may scholarships offered by service organizations in your town.

Following are some of the scholarships available:

Name Website Additional Information

Academy of Educational Development

https://www.fhi360.org/expertise/international-exchanges-and-scholarship-programs

 

AIFS

www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships.asp

 

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship

www.iie.org/gilman

Pell grant recipients only

Boren Scholarships & Fellowships

https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/program-basics/boren-scholarship-basics

Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Board of Regents

http://www.usg.edu/international_education/study_abroad/state_federal_aid_and_study_abroad

 

Chafin Smith Scholarship

http://www.gordonstate.edu/fndscholarships

For Gordon State students only

Foundation for Global Scholars

www.fgscholars.org  

For studying abroad for 4 weeks or longer

Fulbright US Student Program

www.fulbrightonline.org 

 

Fulbright

www.cies.org

 

Fund for Education Abroad

http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org/

 

Golden Key Honor Society

www.goldenkey.org/scholarships-awards/overview 

 

Go Overseas Scholarship Database

http://www.gooverseas.com/blog/65-study-abroad-grants-and-scholarships

List of 65 Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

 

Or you can try www.scholarships.com. You put in all your information, and the program matches you to any scholarships forwhich you may qualify.