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Study Abroad

Have you ever dreamed of studying or traveling abroad?

Study abroad is a fantastic opportunity for academic enrichment and personal growth for students in all areas of study, and Southeastern very much encourages you to click on the links to learn more about any opportunities that may interest you, and contact Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch with any questions! (mcotter@se.edu or 580-745-2986)

Open to all students, alumni, faculty, staff, and spouses:

Tour Greece Spring Break 2023

Greece: During Spring Break 2023 (March 11-19), Honors Program Advisor Adeline Patterson will lead a 10-day tour of Greece, visiting a variety of sites associated with ancient Greek history and culture, including Athens, Delphi, and Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Undergraduate course credit is available; graduate students and others are welcome to join the tour, but will not be eligible for course credit. You can find out more about the trip to Greece by contacting Adeline Patterson at apatterson@se.edu. The official deadline to sign up for this trip is in early December, but it looks likely that it may fill up before then. (1 spot open as of 9/12/22)

Tour Spain May 2023

Spain: Humanities professor Dr. Kyle Lincoln will lead a trip to Spain May 20-29, 2023. This tour will explore the intertwined histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam while visiting Madrid, Toledo, Seville, and Cordoba. Undergraduate course credit is available for students who participate in the trip; graduate students and others are welcome to join the tour, but will not be eligible for course credit. You can find out more about the trip to Spain by clicking here, and/or contact Dr. Kyle Lincoln at klincoln@se.edu. The official deadline to sign up for this trip will be in early February, but the sooner you sign up, the longer you have to get excited and prepare (and pay off your trip fees).

Scholarship Opportunity open to Pell-eligible Undergraduates:

Gilman Scholarship Program

Currently-enrolled undergraduate students who receive Pell grants as part of their financial aid package are also eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship Program, which provides up to $5000 to pay for study abroad (including the trip to Spain mentioned above). Additional awards are available for students who are dependents of active-duty members of the military. You can learn more about this scholarship here. The application portal for this scholarship will open in mid-August; the application deadline is October 6, with awardees informed in early December. Southeastern has had three current students receive this scholarship within the past year, so I very much encourage eligible students to apply. I am the campus advisor for this program, so please reach out to me if you are interested in applying.

Brad Henry Scholarship Program details COMING SOON!

 

Opportunities open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Recent Graduates:

Fulbright Student Program

Rising seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible to apply for a number of funded opportunities abroad through the Fulbright Student Program (this means that you are given money to go do these things). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and need to have completed their bachelor’s degree before they begin participation in the program—although you are encouraged to apply during your senior year, for participation after graduation. Programs include research, study, and English language teaching in countries throughout the world. Please visit this website to learn more about the opportunities available. Dr. Cotter-lynch is the Fulbright Program Advisor for Southeastern. (email/call Dr. Cotter-lynch; mcotter@se.edu or 580-745-2986)

The timeline for applying is as follows:

  • Now: research opportunities, reach out to the program advisor, and begin crafting your application, including making any necessary contacts with institutions in your chosen host country.
  • September 9, 2022: application deadline for campus consideration. You must complete the campus screening process, including an interview, before the national deadline
  • October 11, 2022: deadline by which campus applications must be forwarded to the national competition
  • NovemberDecember 2022: national review of applicants by U.S. selection committee
  • JanuaryMay 2023: review of applications in chosen host country
  • March-June 2023: notification of awards
  • Fall 2023: departure for host country
Critical Language Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State provides immersive language training (i.e. you go to the country to learn the language) in a variety of places around the globe that are considered vital to U.S. economic and diplomatic interests. These programs typically last 8 weeks over the summer, and include an orientation session in Washington, D.C. followed by travel abroad and intensive language school in your host country. The U.S. Department of State covers all costs of this program, which is competitive. You can find out more about this program here. You  must be a currently enrolled student (graduate or undergraduate) at the time of application, but you may participate in the program the summer after you graduate. Applications for summer 2023 are not yet open; the portal typically opens in early September, and applications are due in early November for summer 2023 programs. Dr. Cotter-lynch is the Critical Language Scholarship Contact for Southeastern. (email/call Dr. Cotter-lynch; mcotter@se.edu or 580-745-2986)