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CIS Abroad partners with accredited universities that offer innovative courses to help you meet your academic goals, whether you want to fill in some general education requirements or take classes in your major to stay on track for graduation.  Ov... read more

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I learned how to be more open-minded and how to experience life. I was able to do more things at the end because I was more willing to accept the adventure. It was very worthwhile. - Thiel College View Entire Review
The people are all different and their reaction to our culture and habits are almost as funny as our reaction to theirs. Yes. - Berea College View Entire Review
I enjoyed every minute of the time I spent with the people that I met while on my abroad experience. I will forever remember the bonds that were formed while traveling, and I plan to constantly stay in touch with them. I loved the professors that came along with us on the trip! Dr. Richard was quite the trip in itself, Dr. H was... - Elizabethtown College View Entire Review
Studying in the United Kingdom opened a whole new world for me. I have gained a love of traveling and adventure and I want to continue in the future. I wish more planning had been done by CIS to help everyone transition and have the necessary funds and equipment to ensure success by the program, but overall I loved the program a... - Waynesburg College View Entire Review
Perspective, wisdom, experiences. It was totally worthwhile. Get out there, go travel. It's the best. It opens your mind. - Xavier University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about international business and I even learned some Mandarin. I learned that China was not what I had expected but it was better than I thought it would be, I absolutely loved Shanghai and I really Love Beijing. - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained friends and a true understanding of what life is like around the world. I gained understanding of culture and a bit of history from the classes and gained many many memories! - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / Virginia Tech View Entire Review

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CIS Abroad partners with accredited universities that offer innovative courses to help you meet your academic goals, whether you want to fill in some general education requirements or take classes in your major to stay on track for graduation.  Over the years, some programs are discontinued, others are added.  This listing is a home to reviews from CIS Abroad programs that are no longer operating, but the reviews give you some insight into the quality of the provider.  

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CISabroad / Center for International Studies Scholarships

This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community, as part of CIS Abroad’s commitment to Generation Study Abroad. Studying abroad as an LGBTQIA+ or gender nonconforming student brings an additional set of challenges and options to consider. There are some questions you may want to ask yourself, and research to be done, before choosing a study abroad program – but our LGBTQIA+ students have amazing experiences abroad and often find local LGBTQIA+ communities to be a part of. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended to benefit students of color, who are traditionally underrepresented within education abroad. We aim to widen the diversity of our community of interns and students abroad and foster equity in access to these experiences. If you identify as biracial, multiracial, Black, African & African American, Caribbean American, Latinx / Chican@ / Hispanic, Asian & Asian American, Native, Pacific Islander, or another minoritized racial/ethnic identity not listed, we invite you to apply. In your application essay, tell us about how your identity will impact your experience abroad. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students in a Greek Life organization who need help covering the cost of membership dues while abroad. In keeping with the philanthropic values of Greek Life organizations, recipients should plan to participate in at least one self-directed volunteer opportunity while abroad and produce content (ex. a blog post or video) related to that experience, in addition to other selections.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

We understand first-generation students face additional barriers to studying and interning abroad. In fact, many staff members at CIS Abroad are also first-generation college students. This scholarship is intended to help fund the visa process, flights, and international housing for students who are among the first from their family to go to college. Recipients will share their story of learning and exploration while abroad with a photo gallery and their choice of travel vlog, blogging, or an Instagram takeover.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students who demonstrate excellence in their academic major. While abroad, recipients will use a variety of channels (video, blogging, photos) to share how studying/interning abroad is enriching their academic or professional career, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

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