The College of Education recognizes the value of giving undergraduates the opportunity to enhance their experiences through study abroad experiences and offers current students the opportunity to receive funding for an Education Abroad program. The program must take place over winter break, spring break, or summer programs during freshman year. Early Abroad Scholarship applicants may receive up to $1,000 to use as funding.
In order to be considered for the Early Abroad Scholarship, applicants must submit both an application and a recommendation from one faculty member. The recipients must be willing to do a joint presentation on their experience when they get back. The applicant must be degree-seeking Freshmen in good academic standing who are currently enrolled in an eligible education program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eligible programs include undergraduate Pre-Teacher, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, and Secondary Education programs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics, and Social Studies (History), as well as all graduate programs in all College of Education departments. The application is below.
The Early Abroad Scholarship is funded through Hardie funds.