st. joseph's college funding for study abroad
This year, the Office of Global Studies is offering a Freshman Global Studies Experience Grant opportunity.
May 15-26, 2014
Travel Stipends for St. Joseph's College Faculty-led Program
The Office of the Academic Dean has made available $500 need-based stipends for students enrolling in each short-term SJC faculty-led study abroad program (with the exclusion of the Freshman Year Experience and honors programs which are already subsidized by the College). Funds are limited; each program has funds allotted for three or four students enrolled who demonstrate the most financial need. Please enroll in the faculty-led course, and then the Office of Financial Aid will automatically review your financial information.
The Office of Global Studies is working to establish a Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. This scholarship, once endowed, will provide important funds for expenses relating to study abroad for a semester or longer. Full-time students at St. Joseph’s College who have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need will be eligible to apply.
The mission of the Office of Global Studies is to provide opportunities for all SJC students to have a global learning experience. Global studies programs seek to extend the exposure of SJC students beyond the diverse ideas presented in the classroom to the global environment of ideas, cultures and ways of life. For most of its history, the Office of Global Studies, working in conjunction with faculty, focused on the development of short–term programs in order to satisfy increasing student demand for such programs and to cultivate the culture and mindset of study abroad within the student body. Since the summer of 2005, more than 800 SJC students have studied abroad, mostly on short-term programs.
In recent years, however, more students have inquired about long-term study abroad opportunities. The office has undertaken two new initiatives to encourage and support study abroad for a semester or longer: establishing partnerships with institutions throughout the world and providing financial assistance in the form of the Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.
To endow this scholarship fund, we need the help of the SJC community. If you should have any questions about contributing to the Study Abroad Scholarship Fund, please contact Kimberly Branach in the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com. If you would like to donate now, click here.