Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience

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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience
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  • International Programs Global Engagement in the Jesuit Tradition of Educated Solidarity 755 Franklin St., 408.554.6940. WWW.SCU.EDU/STUDYABROAD GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience AGENDA Overview Eligibility Selection Criteria Apply Profiles Julie Gamez Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience OVERVIEW Grants for U.S. citizens to study abroad in diverse programs (up to $5,000) Proof of financial need (Pell Grant) Encourage non-traditional locations (outside Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand) Diversify type of students abroad (underrepresented populations) Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience ELIGIBILITY U.S citizenship Undergraduate degree Approved by Santa Clara Pell Grant recipients only Study abroad in at least 4-week length program No Cuba or Travel Warning locations Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience SELECTION CRITERIA High financial need Non-traditional countries (outside of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand) Diverse ethnic backgrounds Diverse institutions Disabilities Essay & Follow On Project Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience APPLY Online Application - by March 1, 2012 Upload Transcript by March 1, 2012 Online certifications: study abroad (Barbara Colyar) & financial aid counselor (Lupe Gutierrez) by March 8, 2012 DEADLINES: Summer & Fall 2012 Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience ESSAYStatement of Purpose IMPACT! IMPACT! IMPACT! ON YOUR GOALS: Academically: core requirements, major, minor, graduation, language goals, etc. Professionally: transformation, leadership, conscientious, compassionate, global citizen, etc. Personally: what inspires you, challenges you anticipate or face, ways to grow personally Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience ESSAYFollow-On Service Project GIVE BACK! Community Service Target Audience: campus, off-campus, Arrupe Placement, parish, international ambassadors, LEAD, Bridge Program, clubs, sororities, fraternities, Freshmen Orientation, major, minor, off- campus, church group, department, etc. Timeline: Be realistic!!!! Methodology: powerpoint, website, blog, brochure, presentation, class lecture, study abroad week, info sessions, etc. Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience TIPS URL: www.iie.org/gilman Your Unique Story: share how aid will help Proofread Essay: ask someone to read it Request Transcript: ecampus Webinars: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman- Scholarship-Program/Multimediahttp://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman- Scholarship-Program/Multimedia Email Advisors: gilmanadvisors@iie.org Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience PROFILES SCU Senior - Julie Gamez 12: http://scu.edu/profiles/?p=4107 http://scu.edu/profiles/?p=4107 Videos from Other Past Recipients: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship- Program/Multimedia#Videos http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship- Program/Multimedia#Videos Gilman Scholarship
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience JULIE GAMEZ 12 Gilman Scholarship Gilman Recipient Peer Advisor
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  • Study Abroad 101: Planning a Successful Study Abroad Experience Q & A www.iie.org/gilman Gilman Scholarship