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Office of International Programs

Liz Hannum, Study Abroad Coordinator


Lincoln Hall 201
Northern State University
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-3178
Fax: 605-626-3355
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Study Abroad
Scholarship Opportunities

Study-abroad scholarships, fellowships and internships for U.S. students




Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers scholarships for students with financial need who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad.
Website:  ║ Deadline: See website║ Sponsor: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs


Boren Scholarships & Fellowships
Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Up to $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students depending on cost and length of program.
Website:  ║ Deadlines: See website║ Sponsor: National Security Education Program (NSEP)


Fulbright Program: U.S. Student Competition
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program equips future American leaders with the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study or research abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university. Included in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are English Teaching Assistantships which provide opportunities for U.S. students to assistant teach English language and conversation alongside host country English teachers in select countries in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Latin America.
Website:  ║ Deadlines: See website║ Sponsor: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs


Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global E³)
Global E³ is a study abroad exchange opportunity for undergraduate (and some graduate) engineering students to be exchanged between top U.S. and international engineering programs.
Website:  ║ Deadlines: First Monday in October (for Spring), first Monday in March (for Fall/Academic year)


Guide to Online Schools Study Abroad Scholarship Guide to Online Schools provides a new type of financial aid resource with its unconventional study abroad scholarship program. Instead of choosing applicants based on the usual measures of success -- GPA, SAT scores, community involvement, etc.-- our scholarship rewards students for their natural creativity and analytical thinking. Website: 


Information and Policy Resources for Students, Administrators & Advisers IIEPassport
IIEPassport materials help students find the right program and provide advisers with tools to help counsel students and promote study abroad. IIE provides a searchable database of study abroad programs, and a wealth of tools for students and advisers – newsletters, city and country portals, destination of the month brochures, calendars, maps, and timely tips.


IIE Books
IIE’s online bookstore makes the IIEPassport books on US education abroad, the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, IIE’s research reports and other must-have publications available to all educators and administrators.


IIE Briefing Papers
These papers offer a rapid response to the changing landscape of international education, offering timely snapshots of critical issues in the field. They are intended as a resource for the higher education community and other interested individuals.


IIE Internship Programs in Budapest & Mexico City
The IIE European and Latin American offices host internship programs for college students or recent graduates who wish to gain cultural and professional experience while interning with an international non-profit organization.
Website:,  (Mexico City) ║ Sponsor: IIE European and Latin American Offices


Open Doors: Statistics on International Student Mobility
Open Doors is a long-standing, comprehensive information resource on international students in the United States and U.S. students who study abroad. Open Doors features graphic displays, data tables and figures, and to-the-point policy-oriented analysis. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


Study Abroad Funding
The online search engine allows students and advisers to search by country or subject to find study abroad grants and scholarships.


Study Abroad Capacity Research
This new IIE policy research initiative addresses the issue of expanding American students’ international experience and the issue of capacity abroad to host them. This initiative offers educators and policymakers focused data and information on current capabilities and future capacity, as well as recommendations for action to maximize resources and pave the way for substantial study abroad growth.


The Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education
IIE created these awards to promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives that are being conducted in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. Program and policy best practices, including Study Abroad winning programs and honorable mentions, are featured on IIE's "Best Practices in Internationalization" website.


The Language Flagship Fellowships
The Language Flagship, an NSEP initiative, is designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in certain critical languages. The Language Flagship Fellowship is an award for up to two years for post-BA students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas.
Website:  ║ Deadlines: TBA ║ Sponsor: National Security Education Program (NSEP


Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
The Whitaker Program supports biomedical engineers (and bioengineers), from graduating seniors through post-doctorates, in conducting high-quality research or study overseas.
Website:  ║ Deadlines: TBA ; Sponsor: The Whitaker Foundation