Scholarships, Diversity and Identity
Scholarship Opportunities for Students
The UA Study Abroad Office manages several scholarships designed to help eligible students afford the costs of studying abroad. There office will automatically determine your eligibility for the scholarships they manage upon starting a study abroad application. You do not need to fill out a separate scholarship application with the exception of the Diversity Scholarship. The UA Study Abroad Office will notify you as to whether you have been awarded any of these scholarships prior to the deadline by which you need to financially commit to your study abroad program.
Beginning Summer 2019, students will need to complete a short application through Scholarship Universe to be considered for the scholarships the UA Study Abroad Office manages (with the exception of the Diversity Scholarship). Scholarship Universe is currently unavailable until November/December 2018. If you begin a Summer 2019 application before then, the UA Study Abroad Office will contact you once the portal is once again up and running.
For more information on the eligibility requirements and details about Scholarship Opportunities go to the UA Global Study Abroad Scholarships drop-down menu at https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/financial-information.
Scholarship Universe: https://financialaid.arizona.edu/scholarshipuniverse
Diversity and Identity Information for Students
As students explore their options and prepare to travel internationally they are encouraged to research the local practices associated with aspects of identity. To be aware of similar or differing social and cultural norms in a host country and preparing accordingly is key. The local socio-cultural context may present some challenges and rewards. Being knowledgeable beforehand prepares students with the ability to better adjust in their new environment.
For more information on Diversity & Identity we encourage students to read: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/diversity-identity
Information for Parents and Families
Your student has decided to study abroad. Congratulations! We hope this experience will be fulfilling, life-changing and transformative for them. Thank you for supporting your student, not only through the planning and participation process, but also when your student returns from a study abroad experience. Global Experiential Learning (GEL) strives to provide students with the knowledge, skills and tools that foster success, and studying abroad can be an integral part of that personal and academic growth process.
Throughout a study abroad experience, the safety, health and well-being of our students are our highest priorities. Our GEL team are available to offer advice, before, during and after programs. We offer an informative pre-departure orientation, medical insurance coverage through UA, and emergency response protocol. When a student arrives at a program destination, the student may experience stress and a period of adjustment related to being in a new and different location. The UA Study Abroad Office website offers tips on how you can support your student through what can be both a challenging and exciting time.
UA parents are encouraged to communicate with their students about the study abroad experience, to use the resources available on our website and to contact the Global Experiential Learning Office directly if you have any questions or concerns.
For more information on studying abroad for Parents & Families we encourage you to read: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/parents-and-families