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Study Abroad

Oakwood University Students Studying Abroad

The same Federal financial aid is available for Oakwood University students studying abroad as if they were studying on this campus. Complete all the steps for applying for financial aid for the appropriate year and apply for Study Abroad. Students should begin with the FAQs in the Registrar’s Office to pursue Study Abroad through Adventist Colleges Abroad External link.

Scholarships for US Citizens to Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship External link:  Deadline is April 15th each year.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a congressionally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is administered by IIE through its office in Houston, Texas.

The program awards grants of up to $5,000 for U.S.-citizen, undergraduate students to pursue study abroad opportunities worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify and expand participation in international education by assisting those students who have been traditionally under-represented in U.S. study abroad. This includes, but is not limited to students studying in non-traditional locations outside of Western Europe and Australia, students with high financial need, community college students, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of non-traditional age.

To be eligible the applicant must be an undergraduate enrolled at a U.S. institution of higher education, and be receiving a Pell grant at the time of application. Applicants must be applying or accepted into a credit-eligible, single-country program. Programs must be between four weeks and one academic year in length. Students may apply to study in any nation with the exception of Cuba and those countries currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

Preference is given to those students studying outside of the traditional study abroad destinations of Western Europe and Australia. Upcoming Deadline: The Fall cycle is open to students participating in programs that begin between July 15 and October 15, --excluding summer-only study abroad programs. The on-line application deadline is April 15 each year. To access the on-line application and time line please go to http://www.iie.org/gilman. External link