Funding Global Experiences
In support of global education, there are a range of funding opportunities available that provide support for educational programs, internships, service projects, and research in international settings. Students are encouraged to investigate as many funding options as possible.
Earning Credit for Study Abroad
It is possible to earn U-M credits abroad during a regular fall or winter term, and some of these credits can be counted towards nursing requirements or as electives. Students should be aware that these credits, if not carefully scheduled, might increase their course load above 18 credits, causing additional tuition charges to be imposed.
- N421 Perspectives in Global Health, has two sections. The on-campus seminar is a 2-credit elective; students participating in the field extension must register not for the 2-credit seminar, but for a different section, which is worth 4 credits. Contact OSAMS (firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 763-5985) to make sure you are registered for the correct section.
- In order to participate in the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU), students must apply through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) and enroll in the 3-credit university course UC 275, which begins in winter and extends into fall. Students receive 2 credit hours in the winter term and 1 credit hour in the fall.
- Two of our programs, the spring session of N456 with global field experience and HS 300 Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals, require spring term enrollment and thus, spring term tuition in addition to the program fee.
We recommend that any student considering one of these options pay particularly close attention to the timing and tuition cost issues when discussing their plans with advisors so as not to exceed 18 credits in a single term. CGIS also charges program fees for both GIEU and Global Course Connections to cover accommodations, meals, excursions, etc., so students should use the CGIS projected program budget worksheets to determine expected total costs for these programs.
Federal Financial Aid
Most credit-bearing U-M programs are eligible for financial aid, but it is best to speak with an Office of Financial Aid (OFA) advisor before making any assumptions. Some types of federal aid can be applied to non-U-M programs, but you will need to work closely with OFA.
Co-Curricular (Non-Credit) Global Engagement
Financial aid is not available for non-credit internships or service projects. Additionally, many of the available scholarships are meant to fund formal study abroad opportunities. When looking to finance international experiences that do not earn academic credit, students should look specifically for financial support targeting internship, service, or research experiences. Please see link in the second bullet of the section immediately below.
Recommended Steps to Secure Funding
Get Acquainted with the U-M International Center's Vast Resources
When seeking and applying for funding, the School of Nursing's Office of Global Outreach (OGO) advises students to start with the following resources from the U-M International Center:
- For curricular experiences, U-M based as well as external funding sources are available:
1) U-M Funding for Study Abroad
2) External Funding for Your Study Abroad
- For co-curricular experiences: Funding Internships and Research
- Preparing Your Funding Application
Explore the Office of Global Outreach Funding Sources
The School of Nursing is committed to providing a globally focused education for its students. To this end, OGO aims to increase students' opportunities for global study, research, civic engagement, and service by offering scholarships that support this international work. To learn more, please visit: GO Student Scholarships.
Explore Other U-M Funding Resources
Besides those resources found through the U-M International Center, below is a list of other campus-based units that offer scholarships and grants for global opportunities:
- U-M Office of Financial Aid: Students Studying Abroad
- Global Michigan (a "consolidator" type site with numerous links to other U-M global resources): Funding Abroad
- International Institute:
- Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS): Tinker Field Research Grant
- Center for South Asian Studies: Summer in South Asia Fellowship
- Rackham Graduate School: Funding
- Center for the Education of Women: Research Funding for Students
- The Wallenberg Endowment: Summer Travel Awards
- U-M Provost's Council on Student Honors: The Wallenberg Fellowship
- William Davidson Institute: Global Impact Summer Internship
- Ginsberg Center: Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships & Internships
- The Barger Leadership Institute: BLI Global Scholarship and Global Internship Award
- Center for Southeast Asian Studies: Grants, scholarships and more