Thursday, July 12, 2012

Provost's Study Abroad Travel Grants Awarded for Summer 2012

In May 2012, 38 students were awarded Provost’s Study Abroad Travel Grants.  Eleven of these students are members of the University Honors Program.  These travel grants were established to enhance students’ opportunities to participate in NIU study abroad programs.  Upon returning from their study abroad program students will complete three hours of volunteer service related to promoting study abroad and give a video testimonial about their study abroad experience.  

 (Front L-R) Dr. Christopher Jones, Associate Vice Provost for the University Honors Program, Sarah Stuebing, Edona Ajvazi, Jennifer Puetz, and Dr. Deborah Pierce, Associate Provost for the Division of International Programs.
 (Back L-R)  Christopher Michels, Dalisa Barnes, Kasey Twine.
Students who received the travel grant for the summer session traveled to a wide variety of countries including Brazil, China, England, France, Malaysia, Peru, Russia, Sicily, Spain, and Thailand.  Recipients came from various majors and their study abroad programs focused on a variety of topics including Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, English, History, Language, Law, Political Science, Theater Arts and more.

The NIU Study Abroad Office offers semester, winter break, spring break and summer programs in over 80 different countries.  NIU's study abroad programs offer opportunities to students from any major.  One of the primary goals of the NIU Study Abroad Office is to help students integrate into the academic, social, and cultural context of another country or countries during their college career.

For additional information regarding study abroad opportunities at NIU or the Provost’s Study Abroad Travel Grants, please contact the Study Abroad Office at (815) 753-0700, or