Study Abroad

AUM Faculty-led, Short-term, Study Abroad Program Handbook

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To schedule a Study Abroad presentation for your class or at your event, contact AUM Study Abroad program manager:

Dr. Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell
Suite 119 Administration
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-5p.m.

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If you think you can't afford to study abroad, just check out all the scholarship resources listed here. Most scholarships for study abroad at AUM fall into one of three categories, listed below. Also check out some additional scholarship resources.

AUM Scholarships

Prestigious Scholarships

National Scholarships

AUM Scholarships

Sayako Chinen Study Abroad Annual Scholarship Program

The Sayako Chinen Study Abroad annual scholarship is offered as a means of providing academically deserving students, who demonstrate financial need as verified by the Financial Aid Office, at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) an award of $ 500 (or two $250 awards) to assist in defraying the cost of a university-sanctioned study abroad program. These scholarship funds cannot be used to defray personal costs, e.g., spending money.

Selection Criteria: Applicants must satisfy the following conditions to be considered for this scholarship.

  • Must be enrolled at AUM as a full-time matriculating student
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Making application to an AUM-sanctioned study abroad program
  • Have not received scholarship monies of other financial assistance (excepting financial aid) to defray associated costs for the program for which application is being made
  • Demonstrate financial need as verified by the AUM Financial Aid Office (This stipulation can be waived if no student with a demonstrated financial need can be identified.)
  • Must be in good standing at AUM at the time of application and for the duration of the scholarship

Responsibilities of Scholarship Recipients: Upon return from their respective programs, students will be expected to:
Provide a post-study abroad paper outlining experiences and how these have impacted their lives. This report should be sent to the Office of Global Initiatives.
Students will also be expected to occasionally assist the Office of Global Initiatives in promoting the AUM study abroad program.

Application Process:  The Sayako Chinen scholarship application will consist of the following:

  • Applicant letter of introduction
  • An essay (3-5 pages double-spaced) outlining why the applicant would be the best choice for the scholarship; why they are interested in the study abroad; what they hope to gain from the experience; and how they will assist the University in promoting the study abroad program in general upon completion of their program.
  • Letter of Good Standing from the Registrar
  • Official transcript
  • Documentation supporting financial need from the AUM Financial Aid Office
  • Verification from the Division of Student Affairs, Office of Accountability and Advocacy (Suite 163, Taylor Center) regarding any disciplinary records on file. A signature on file will be required for the transfer of this documentation to the AUM Office of Global Initiatives

Program Deadlines:  Application materials should be sent to the Office of Global Initiatives, Administration Building 119. Application deadline is February 1, 2014 and can be used for travel during the spring or summer semesters of the application year.

Faculty–Led Study Abroad Scholarship Program

Up to $1,000 scholarship funding is available for students participating in AUM-approved and sanctioned faculty-led programs. Amount will be determined per program.

Prestigious Scholarships/Fellowships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

  • Deadlines:  Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Academic Year 2013-14: March 5, 2013
  • Amount:  Up to $5,000

NSEP David L Boren Scholarship

NSEP awards David L. Boren Scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduates through a competitive national merit-based process. Since 1994, NSEP has awarded approximately 2,828 Boren Scholarships.

Each Boren Scholar goes abroad to a critical country to study its language and culture. Awards are for up to one academic year. Boren Scholars demonstrate their merit for an award of up to $20,000 in part by committing to work for the U.S. Government for at least one year.

NSEP Boren Fellowship

NSEP awards Boren Fellowships to outstanding U.S. graduate students through a competitive national merit-based process. Since 1994, NSEP has awarded over 1,646 Boren Fellowships to degree-seeking masters and doctoral students. Boren Fellowships are granted to motivated individuals who develop independent overseas projects that combine language and culture study with professional practical experiences.

Awards for up to $30,000 over two years are given to applicants who demonstrate the highest intellectual and professional capacity along with a commitment to U.S. Government service for at least one year. Former Boren Scholars may compete for Boren Fellowships.

Phi Kappa Phi; Study Ab Grant

“Every year, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi funds 50 Study Abroad Grants valued at $1,000 each. The Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.”

Deadline: April 1, 2013

National Scholarships

Foundation for Global Scholars

Scholarships for U.S. & Canadian citizens
Over 200 scholarships between $500 and $2,500 will be awarded this calendar year for U.S. and Canadian citizens to study internationally. Award amounts will vary with the average award being approximately $1,000.  All decisions regarding scholarship awards are those of the Foundation and are final.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University/Ohio University.

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