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Smart, Affordable Study Abroad & Support

Lenoir-Rhyne University offers you smart, affordable study abroad opportunities. We have chosen programs that are affordable and that offer courses that you need to graduate on time. We offer thorough advising, supportive workshops, orientation materials, and pre-, during and post-study abroad courses that aim to prepare you to make the most of your experience. If you need extra support applying for a passport, or writing scholarship essays, we will help. If you want opportunities to talk to students like you who have studied abroad before, we have you covered. Talk to your parents? No problem. We want you have a successful experience abroad that results in you gaining the valuable real-life experience you can use when you graduate to leverage an excellent job!

Follow the links below to get started choosing the best program for you. Encourage your parents or guardians to read through these options with you so that your whole family gets a chance to review the costs associated with studying abroad. Planning ahead is a great advantage when building high-impact learning experiences into your LR education and you really can find a way to make study abroad affordable for you.

Semester & Year Options

LR Semester Tuition Exchange Options

Consider choosing a tuition based exchange program if you need the most affordable semester option. You will pay the same tuition charge you usually do here at LR and then you will pay for flights, and food and housing in country. The cost of food and housing abroad in most of our locations is cheaper than the cost of living on the LR campus. This means your overall bill, even with airfare added, will likely be the same or less than your typical semester on campus. And, remember, you should be taking courses you need to graduate so the cost of this semester abroad is already part of your overall university expense. Also, financial aid, state and federal, and loans can apply to your expenses.

Don’t forget to apply for a range of LR and national scholarships to make this even more economical.

Tuition Exchange Programs

LR Semester Tuition, Room and Board Exchanges (ISEP)

Tuition room and board options through ISEP give you the chance to study abroad for approximately the same cost you would pay for a semester at LR. You will pay your typical tuition charge plus room and board on campus. Remember, you should be taking courses you need to graduate so the cost of this semester abroad is already part of your overall university expense. Also, financial aid, state and federal, and loans can apply to your expenses abroad.

Don’t forget to apply for a range of LR and national scholarships to make this even more economical.

Note: if you are a commuter this option may result in you paying a bit more than your typical semester at LR because you will pay room and board at LR as if you were living on campus.

ISEP Programs

LR Semester Direct Enroll

LR offers a variety of study abroad semester options where you pay a fee to participate in the program. The fee you pay to the program provider will typically include tuition and many other associated costs (which vary from program to program). You will not get to apply your LR aid to these programs, because you do not pay your tuition charge to LR. We have carefully chosen a variety of programs that include tuition room and board for less than $15000. These can be good options if you do not find the courses you need or destinations you want through one of our exchanges. And, remember, you should be taking courses you need to graduate so the cost of this semester abroad is already part of your overall university expense. Also, financial aid, state and federal, and loans can apply to your expenses.

Don’t forget to apply for a range of LR and national scholarships to make this even more economical.

Direct Enroll Programs

Summer Options

LR Summer Direct Enroll

LR offers a variety of study abroad summer options where you pay a fee to participate in the program. Many of these programs are an AMAZING BARGAIN. You may be able to satisfy all or part of your LR language requirements in a summer or a semester (pending approval) for less than the cost of taking the courses at LR. Your summer program fee will typically include tuition and most other associated costs (which vary from program to program). We have carefully chosen a small number of excellent programs that help you satisfy key core and major requirements. These can be good options for students who cannot study abroad for a semester due to athletic or internship schedules and/or work obligations.

Don’t forget to apply for a range of LR and national scholarships to make this even more economical.

Summer Programs

Faculty-Led Options

Faculty-Led Study Abroad (typically offered in spring break and in May)

If you cannot study abroad for a summer, semester or year, consider a faculty-led program. In these programs, you will travel abroad for a week or two and visit a new cultural location where an LR professor will deliver an LR course. In these programs most of the learning occurs within the LR group of students with whom you travel. You probably should not expect a deep cultural immersion experience, but you can learn a lot about your course topic in a larger global context. These programs are reasonably affordable, but take into account that they represent a cost above and beyond your standard tuition fees.


Don’t forget to apply for LR scholarships to make this even more economical!

Faculty-Led Programs

Counseling Practice
Global Studies Business Tour (Broyhill)
Global Studies Mathematics: Optional Study Abroad Experience to supplement MAT 150 and MAT 165
Global Studies Education Tour
Health & Exercise Science Elective: Optimizing Athletic Performance
Learning Irish History and Culture: Exploring Irish Theatre
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary: Cross-Cultural Education
Pandemics, Outbreaks, and Human Behavior: Optional Study Abroad Experience to supplement HSB 388
Walking Through Wars: Multiculturalism and Conflict in Spain

Scholarship Opportunities

Available Scholarships

EUROPEAN UNION ERASMUS+ SEMESTER ABROAD IN SPAIN SCHOLARSHIP--UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY and UNIVERSITY OF ALMERÍA-ERASMUS+ MOBILITY GRANT
Application Deadline is October 1, 2019

The European Union's Erasmus+ Program offers financial support for student exchange between U.S. universities and universities of the countries of the European Union. Lenoir-Rhyne University enjoys two exchange partnerships with universities in Spain that generously make this scholarship available to our students: the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Universidad de Almería (UAL). Lenoir-Rhyne University awards these ERASMUS+ scholarships to its top students (determined first by GPA and second by quality of application and recommendations) electing to attend the Universidad de Almería and the University of the Basque Country. The scholarship covers many of the living expenses associated with studying abroad and a significant portion of the air ticket to travel to and from Spain. Students studying at these universities can take a variety of courses in multiple disciplines in English or in Spanish, as well as Spanish language courses for international students. (Annual awards and exchange rates fluctuate, but this scholarship typically amounts to a $3000-4200 value.)

Contact the SCIE, Room 202 Rudisill Library, for more information and an application.

MARY ANN CHOU CHINA STUDY SCHOLARSHIP
This Scholarship has a Rolling Application Deadline

The Mary Ann Chou China Study Scholarship provides funds to enable a qualified student, in good academic standing, to participate in a study program to mainland China. The program must last a minimum of three weeks and be sponsored by an academic institution.

Her son Timothy writes "Mary Ann was born in Tsimo in the Shandong province of China on Feb 20, 1918. At the age of five, with her grandmother’s approval, she was able to go to school with her older sister. But it was when she turned 14 that her life changed; she left home to attend the Lutheran School of Nursing. She went on to attend Peking Union Medical College and, in 1939 left China only to meet and marry Dr. David Chou 12 years later. By 1956 she had moved to Hickory, NC, as David became a professor at Lenoir Rhyne. One of her fondest memories is of her twins holding the May Queen’s train on May Day. Amazingly at the age of 49 she passed the state boards in nursing and taught for 10 years at Western Piedmont Community College."

She established this scholarship in 2000 as a way for students at Lenoir Rhyne to develop a better understanding of the country of her birth. The last line of her autobiography she writes: "It is a good feeling to finish my life story which wasn't planned in advance, just like many parts of my real life.... Maybe going to China will be an important part of your life story."

The award of up to $1,500 is currently available for study during a summer or semester.

Contact the SCIE, Room 202 Rudisill Library, for more information and an application.

WILLIAM AND ROBERT SHUFORD ENDOWMENT GRANTS

The William and Robert Shuford Endowment grants are intended to contribute to growth in the number of students able to participate in LRU study abroad programming. As such, they can be used to cover shorter faculty-led and summer programs as well as semester and year-long programs to traditional and non-traditional destinations.

In an effort to expand the types of programs in which students participate, some funding will be reserved to support students pursuing internships and service abroad as well as senior project research.

The William and Robert Shuford Endowment grants are further intended to support students who have financial need and/or to support Lenoir-Rhyne’s goal of promoting diversity in the students that participate in study abroad programming. If you are intending to study abroad, please apply for these awards. There are many types of awards and many students will qualify for some support.

Preference in making these awards will go to Lenoir-Rhyne students who are undergraduates or graduates with a 2.5 GPA.

The paper application can be picked up at the William and Robert Shuford Center for International Education.

Deadline for Grant Applications:
September 15 - Spring Break and Spring programs
November 15 - Maymester programs
February 15 - Summer, Fall Semester, and Academic Year programs

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

What is the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program?
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program

Who Should Apply?
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Learn more about eligibility requirements

Who Sponsors the Program?
The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations.

Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

Amount

Deadline

Contact

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

www.iie.org/gilman

Receive the Federal Pell Grant; must be abroad more than four weeks (cannot be applied to summer programs) in any country of study

Maximum of $5000

Fall: Mid April

Spring: Early October

OIE

laura.dobson@lr.edu

NSEP DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIP

What are Boren Scholarships?
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Where do Boren Scholars & Fellows study?
Boren Scholars and Fellows study throughout the world, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants identify how their study abroad programs or overseas projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD (FEA) SCHOLARSHIPS

What is the Fund for Education Abroad? The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run between May, 2019 and April, 2020.

Learn more about the Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship Program.

Learn more about eligibility requirements.


THE SAMUEL HUNTINGTON PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

What is the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award? Samuel Huntington was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Electric System which later merged with National Grid. He was deeply interested in public service. Following his graduation from college and before attending law school, Mr. Huntington taught in Nigeria. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award was established by his friends to allow other students to realize similar experiences and to provide public service.

Who should apply for the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award? The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Please complete and mail in an application form by January 18, 2019. Your application should also include a proposal, budget, transcript, resume, and three letters of recommendation. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.

Learn more about the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award.

Contact SCIE

Laura Dobson

Director of International Education, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science

Brittany Marinelli

Assistant Director, Shuford Center for International Education

SCIE News

"You can only learn so much from the textbook in your comfort zone. That textbook can never give you an experience like studying abroad can."- Michael Hanlon, travelled to Costa Rica