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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 or Dr. Lincoln with any questions! (mcotter@se.edu or  klincoln@se.edu)

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

Below, you’ll find the latest in short-term programs, which usually run during spring breaks, to fascinating locations. These are perfect for folks interested in traveling abroad, but who have less experience taking in such a bold adventure.

England/Scotland: https://www.efstudyabroad.com/professors-trip/2626831XZ

Belize: https://www.efstudyabroad.com/professors-trip/2569446EC

South Africa: https://www.efstudyabroad.com/professors-trip/2674347SA

Edinburgh, Durham & London- March 15 – 24, 2024
Ecological & Cultural Heritages of Central America- March 13 – 23, 2024
Intercultural Studies in South Africa – March 13 – 24, 2025

Open to all students:

WINS Network Study Abroad Programs Open Close

WINS Network Study Abroad Programs

Starting in Fall 2023, Southeastern has begun to partner with Webster University
(Webster Groves, MO) to offer an exciting new portfolio of study abroad programs for traditional, semester-long study abroad offerings. Southeastern students can choose from any of their WINS Network programs, including Geneva (Switzerland), Vienna (Austria), Athens (Greece) or Leiden (the Netherlands. They also operate a wide exchange network with other universities, which, with a little extra paperwork, are also available to Southeastern Students. Check out their website of programs and their descriptions. Programs have their own dedicated housing, include a stipend to cover some of the cost of the flights, regularly host local and regional excursions, and help students take advantage of a truly global classroom. Interested students should contact the WINS Network Office, Dr. Lincoln (email Dr. Lincoln; klincoln@se.edu) to learn more about these programs.

Opportunities open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Recent Graduates:

Gilman Scholarship Program Open Close

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! Open Close

Brad Henry Scholarship Program details COMING SOON!

Fulbright Student Program Open Close

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 2023review of applications in chosen host country
  • March-June 2023notification of awards
  • Fall 2023departure for host country
Critical Language Scholarship Open Close

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)

Boren Scholarship Open Close

Funded by the US Department of Defense as part of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office, the Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program. Programs are usually summer-term or semester-based, with funding levels that vary. Languages can be hosted as part of one of several programs based at US Universities or international partners universities. Students have the option to design their own programs, choose from several special “flagship programs,” or work through regional language institutes in the cases of indigenous regional languages (e.g. the African Flagship Languages Initiative). Dr. Lincoln is the current Boren Scholarship program advisor for Southeastern. (email Dr. Lincoln; klincoln@se.edu)