Social Services Internships in Paris: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program with Kathryn Engel
January 17, 1:00 PM
Burnham Hall B21 (Basement)
This is a great time to begin plan for your Study Abroad, make scholarship applications, and connect with family and friends around crowdfunding. There are two scholarships Kathryn want you to know about and she also wanted to share a couple of tips for fundraising. The application for the Paris program is attached and also available online.
Due on January 11, 2017:
Fund for Education Abroad. This is for non-traditional locations for study abroad in programs that are both immersive and rigorous. This fits this program (although Paris is traditional) because it is immersive, rigorous and non-traditional in that students are interning within the social services. Emphasize that an internship in the social services is a unique and non-traditional destination for studies in France. It is important to note that this scholarship only supports academically rigorous and immersive study abroad programs.
Due on March 07, 2017:
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the Department of State. This is for Pell eligible students. The application will open mid January and you can begin preparations by looking at the website.
Tips for fundraising:
Apply for scholarships, use your financial aid, and use crowdfunding through a site or in person. Be specific, describe your program and costs, and request airline miles donations for flights; miles all now have expiration dates so someone may share miles they cannot use.
Steps to take in no specific order to have an early application for this program:
1) Attend a First Step at Study Abroad if you have not already
2) Meet with Irina Krymova at Study Abroad
3) Attend a Program Presentation with Kathryn and have an individual meeting with Kathryn
4) Begin applying for scholarships at the Special Scholarships Office and seek others outside of UIC
Please feel free to reach out any time with questions to fill in your scholarships or about any other way I can support you – firstname.lastname@example.org