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Study Abroad Scholarship

A period of study abroad is an enrichment that the Interdisciplinary Degree Program strongly encourages. No matter what your IDP major is, study abroad will enable you to add international experience and points of reference to your learning. With effective planning, study abroad will not increase your time to degree. IDP students are strongly encouraged to visit the Study Abroad Program in 210 Talbert Hall to investigate the opportunities that are available to them.

With the help of its alumni donors, IDP has established a Study Abroad Scholarship to encourage undergraduate students who are in one of the six IDP majors (Health and Human Services, Legal Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Urban and Public Policy Studies, and Cognitive Science) to pursue an opportunity to study abroad. The scholarship amounts are $500 (Fall), $500 (Spring), $250 (Summer).

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated UB student, in good standing and pursuing one of the IDP majors
  • Applicant must have applied to participate in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad  program
  • Applicant must participate in the study abroad program for full-time credit (6 credits- summer)

Criteria:

  • minimum 2.75 UB GPA
  • students who have not studied abroad previously will be given preference
  • students whose transcript reflects a serious approach to academic pursuits will be given preference
  • students who articulate personal and academic goals as a part of the study abroad experience will be given preference
  • students who will return to UB for at least a semester subsequent to study abroad will be given preference
  • recipients must agree to help promote study abroad at UB upon their return to UB (e.g., present a report to interested students, prepare a document for display on the IDP web site, etc)

The Application consists of:

  • Application Form
  • A two- page typed statement of intent to study abroad
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • A current AAR

Submission Deadlines:

  • 4 PM Friday, April 21, 2017 (Fall 2017)
  • 4 PM Monday, October 30, 2017 (Spring 2018)
  • 4 PM Friday, April 6, 2018  (Summer 2018)

Submit Application to:

Susan L. Smith
203 Clemens Hall

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