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ESU Study Abroad Travel Grant

Definition

The travel grant is available to degree-seeking ESU students who embark on study abroad activities for year, semester, and short-term programs, including ESU faculty-led programs. The travel grant is intended to assist students in the cost of the study abroad and will not cover all the expenses associated with the program.

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Guidelines

The travel grant is governed by the following guidelines:

  1. The student must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Emporia State University before and during the study abroad experience.
  2. If the student withdraws from the course associated with the study abroad experience, s/he will be required to re-pay completely the travel grant monies.
  3. The study abroad program will be associated with academic credits that are relevant for the student’s fulfillment of graduation requirements.
  4. Travel grant monies must be declared for financial aid purposes and may affect the total amount of financial aid awarded to the student.
  5. The student is eligible to receive the travel grant only once during his/her college career.
  6. The student must demonstrate good academic and disciplinary standing to be considered for the travel grant.
  7. The travel grant will be awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of applying.
  8. Travel grant applications will be considered with two reference letters issued by an ESU faculty or staff not involved in the planning of the study abroad program.
  9. The Travel Grant will be disbursed at the beginning of the semester in which the study abroad program takes place provided that the student has maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  10. The student is required to receive a grade of B or higher in the mandatory, 1-credit pre-departure study abroad course (for semester and year study abroad, only). Similarly, students going on a short-term or summer study abroad are required to attend the pre-departure orientation session. Students who do not complete the pre-departure orientation course satisfactorily or do not attend the pre-departure orientation session will not be eligible for the travel grant.
  11. Graduate teaching assistants and graduate assistants who receive a tuition waiver/monthly stipend during the semester when the study abroad experience takes place will not be eligible for the travel grant.
  12. Students receiving the travel grant are required to volunteer with the OIE in promoting study abroad opportunities to the campus at large.

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Semester and Year-long Programs

Semester Programs:

Students who are approved for a study abroad program for one semester of duration will be eligible to receive $1,000 dollars to offset the cost of the study abroad experience.

Year Programs:

Students who are approved for a study abroad program for one academic year are eligible for additional funding of $1,000 for the second semester of the study abroad after the student has submitted documentation that indicates successful completion of the first semester and sound academic progress.

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Short-term Programs

Students who have been admitted into a short-term program will be eligible to receive a Travel Grant based on the region of destination, according to the chart below.

 

Travel Grants and World Regions for Short-Term Programs

 

AMOUNT

COUNTRIES/REGION

Region 1

 

$400

Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean, and Antilles

Region 2

$600

Central America:
Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.

South America:
Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela.

Region 3

$800

All European countries

South America:
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil.

Region 4

$900

Asia
Oceania: Australia and New Zealand
Middle East
Africa

 

Study Abroad Travel Grant Form

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: March 24
  • Winter Break: October 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Spring Break: October 15
  • Summer: March 24