Study abroad

The primary mission of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue is to connect scholars working in different countries. One way to do this is to start with students, helping them to locate study abroad opportunities in order to begin establishing connections with scholars in other countries. A list of a few such possibilities follows – add your own!

Specific study abroad course descriptions

Relevant organizations:

American Councils for International Education

AIESEC (New York)

CIMBA (managed by the Consortium of Universities for International Studies, credit awarded by University of Iowa, courses are offered in Italy)

College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Council on International Educational Exchange
NOTE: Michael Stohl, University of California, Santa Barbara, has been recognized for his extraordinary contributions to international education by the Council for International Education and Exchange (CIEE) through a $25,000 scholarship established in his name. The Stohl Scholarships will help non-traditional, first-generation, or economically challenged students to study abroad.

European Federation for Intercultural Learning

European Network for Intercultural Education Activities

Global Youth Leadership Institute (Wisconsin, USA)

Global XChange (UK)
A project of the British Council

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies (Rome, Italy)
Offers food studies programs abroad (Italy, Japan, Vietnam in 2017)

Mladiinfo (Macedonia)
Informal list of study abroad opportunities, mostly in EU countries

ScholarshipPortal (funded by the European Commission)
New (October 2010) official listing of opportunities to study, teach, or perform research in Europe – some open to those residing outside Europe.

SIT Graduate Institute (Vermont, USA)

SIT Study Abroad (Vermont, USA)

Funding sources:

Offers many scholarships for students who want to study abroad; most are for high school students.

Boren Awards for International Study

CDS International
Offer a variety of fellowships for international study (and sometimes research); for example, the Halle Foundation Fellowship is specifically designed for students in Georgia, and includes those in media/communication; the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship is for post-graduate work experience in Germany.

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad
Encourages U.S. institutions of higher education to develop proposals that will assist U.S. undergraduates to participate in new and existing study abroad programs.

Fulbright Program for US Students
The US Department of State sends 1500 students abroad each year (graduate and undergraduate).

Kosciuszko Foundation
Offers several scholarships at different levels (undergraduate, graduate, post- graduate) for study (or research) in Poland.

Luce Scholars Program
Year-long immersion experience in Asia for US citizens without specialization in Asian Studies; perfect for the year after graduating college.

Netherland-America Foundation
Offers a variety of fellowships and loans for study in the Netherlands.

US-Japan Bridging Foundation
Offers grants for undergraduates to study in Japan for a semester or year.

100,000 Strong
Special program to help US students study in China.

Basic resources:

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
provides many pragmatic details for students considering studying abroad, from how much it costs, to where to get support.
has a focus on international communication, among other topics.

2 thoughts on “Study abroad”


    International Perspectives on Interracial Communication
    The University of Georgia Costa Rica Study Abroad Program

    If you are an undergraduate and graduate student interested in intercultural/interracial communication AND a study abroad experience, then the UGA Costa Rica Study Abroad program is just for them!! From June 10 to July 8t, 2011, Students travel the beautiful country of Costa Rica with a leading scholar of race and culture while earning 3 or 6 credit hours. This program is taught by Dr. Tina M. Harris (interracial communication). By enrolling in this program for upper or graduate level course credit, students gain the invaluable experience of culture, country, and communication. During this program, students will explore multiple regions of Costa Rica on group excursions, including white water rafting, hiking rain forests, and spending time with indigenous people of the country. The program costs approximately $3,300 plus in-state UGA tuition and fees. The cost of the program covers lodging and three meals per day, study abroad insurance, in-country transportation on program excursions and programmed group activities, and entry fees to national parks, museums, etc. included in the program itinerary. Additional costs include personal items, airfare, and departure tax upon leaving Costa Rica. Non-UGA students are eligible, pay in-state fees, and are welcome to apply! More information on deadlines, deposit due dates, and other application and program information are available at:

    Students recommended by other communication faculty/scholars will be given strong consideration. Dr. Tina M. Harris (Program Instructor) can be contacted directly at (706-542-4753) or or call 706-425-3318.

  2. The University of Georgia will be offering 6 credits in “Communication, Health & Culture/Sustainable Development” in Queensland and Northern Territory, Australia. The program will offer opportunities to compare health communication strategies and agencies in cosmopolitan Brisbane with those in Aboriginal communities in the “Top End” of Australia (and actually as far south as Alice Springs.) The dates for 2011 are May 15-June 9. Undergraduate or graduate (public health) credit is available. For further information students may visit or contact Don Rubin at

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