All University Scholars will need to meet the challenges of learning and leadership in an increasingly global environment. Going abroad for study gives you the opportunity to live with students from your host country, learn a foreign language, and immerse yourself in a cross-cultural experience. Studying abroad heightens your awareness and sensitivity, preparing you for leadership in a variety of contexts. And, as many students report, you will be transformed by your global learning experience. Go beyond the classroom by studying in an entirely different environment
Many study abroad options exist and programs can vary in length. In seeking intellectual breadth and global awareness, we strongly encourage you to seize the opportunity to study in an honors-level program abroad. For an enriched experience, we encourage you to study abroad for at least a full semester. All Macaulay students must complete at least one internship or global learning experience prior to graduation. Study abroad programs must be offered at accredited institutions of higher education that offer courses for university credit. These credits must transfer to your home campus.
How can I locate my study abroad options?
Visit your campus study abroad office or search all CUNY study abroad office websites and programs through the Online Directory of CUNY Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs. You can also participate in programs outside offered by other universities, such as SUNY. Search university websites for program information. Finally, organizations such as University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) and SIT sponsor programs in a host of nations. You are also encouraged to read study abroad programs reviews on Abroad101.
How can I finance my study abroad program?
Tuition--Macaulay will pay tuition, according to tuition policy relevant to the term(s) abroad, for any credit-bearing program.
- Opportunities Fund: You can submit an Opportunities Fund application to request funding for program costs--including airfare, housing, and meals (see Opportunities Fund-hotlink!). Depending on your year, you may be limited to the funding amount your request receives. However, you can apply for the full $7500 if you participate in a semester or year-long program.
- Wallace Youth Travel Grant: Wallace Youth Travel Grants are available to eligible University Scholars. Grants will support short term and long-term study abroad, usually ranging $1666-$2000. Click for eligibility requirements and applications.
- Nationally competitive and country-specific scholarships may help. A partial list follows below:
- AIFS Scholarships (Offers various scholarships including Diversity Scholarships) »
- Boren Awards for International Study »
- Bridging Scholarship - Association of Teachers of Japanese »
- British Council »
- DAAD- German Academic Exchange Service »
- Freeman Asia Program »
- Gilman International Scholarship Programs »
- Global Engineering Education Exchange (GLOBALE3) »
- National Security Education Program (NSEP) »
- Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship »
- Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program »
- Study Abroad Financial Aid Databases and Guides may also help. Here is a partial list of those resources:
- Studyabroad.com-Financial Aid Information »
- University of Minnesota-Learning Abroad Center »
- Michigan State University-Grants for Individuals (See links to External Funding Web Sites) »
- International Education Financial Aid »
- IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding »
- FastWeb: Free Scholarship, College Searches & Financial Aid Tools »
- CollegeNet: Breaking the Tuition Barrier »
- College Board Online Scholarship Search »
- FinAid.com Scholarships »
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