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You CAN Afford to Study Abroad

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
215 Blegen Hall

Info Sessions About Scholarships & Financial Aid

Do your students want to study abroad but aren’t sure how to afford it? Encourage them to attend one of our You CAN Afford to Study Abroad information sessions to learn about a variety of scholarships and financial aid options that will help them make their dream a reality. 

Learning Abroad Fair 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
West Bank Plaza

Explore international study, intern, and volunteer opportunities at the Learning Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 18 from 10–2:30 outside at the West Bank Plaza. Learn about financing and check out the many ways to distinguish yourself with an international experience.

Freshman Seminar Abroad Information Sessions

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Learning Abroad Center

Come learn more about LAC Seminar Series programs. These programs are taught by UMN faculty and Staff and go abroad over spring break.

Global Seminar Information Sessions

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Learning Abroad Center

Come learn more about LAC Seminar Series programs. These programs are taught by UMN faculty and Staff and go abroad over winter break or may session.

Study Abroad in Spanish & Portuguese Open House

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
140 Nolte Center

Students, faculty and staff can stop by anytime to learn more about studying abroad in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking locations through the Learning Abroad Center and its affiliate partners. Pizza will be served. Contact Molly Micheels with any questions.

Freshman Seminar Abroad Information Sessions

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Learning Abroad Center

Come learn more about LAC Seminar Series programs. These programs are taught by UMN faculty and Staff and go abroad over spring break.

Welcome Back Celebration

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Coffman Memorial Union - Mississippi Room

Returned study abroad students are invited to attend this annual celebration.  Share your experience, discover opportunities to continue international learning, visit our resources fair, and connect with friends.  Pick up giveaways, enter to win door prizes, and enjoy free food and beverages. RSVP required. Check your email for an invitation. 

Gilman/Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Info Session

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
150 Blegen Hall

The info session covers eligibility requirements for both scholarships, the application process, tips for applying, and additional resources. No registration is required.

Gilman/Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
150 Blegen Hall

The scholarship essay writing workshop will help students learn how to craft high-quality Gilman and/or Freeman-ASIA Scholarship essays. We will provide individual feedback in addition to general writing tips. 

We recommend that students email an essay draft in advance (by Feb 20) to Thuy, then bring a printed draft to the session. Students may also meet with an adviser to discuss essay ideas even if they don't have a draft ready.  Students may apply for both scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria of both.

Gilman Application deadline for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020: Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Contact Thuy Doan 612.626.8686, with questions.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for US citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Applicants must be Pell Grant-eligible (students must check their eFAAN to confirm) US citizens who are studying abroad for at least 3 weeks. Awards up to $8,000 are available for summer, semester, and year programs. 

The Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Program provides scholarships for US citizen and permanent resident undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in east or southeast Asia. Applicants must be studying abroad for at least 8 weeks. Awards up to $7,000 are available for summer, semester, and year programs.

Ghana and South Africa Global Seminars Information Session

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
110 Heller Hall

Students can stop by any time to learn more about studying abroad in South Africa or Ghana through the Learning Abroad Center's Global Seminar programs. The Ghana Program is: "Ghana's Business of Doing Good: Social Startups & Public Affairs" and the South Africa course is: "Solidarity & Community Lead Transformation in South Africa". Both instructors will be there to present.