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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Summer I, Summer II, Summer III
  • Restrictions: USI applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer II 2018 03/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I 2018 03/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer III 2018 03/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/10/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer II 2019 03/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I 2019 03/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Academic Year, Faculty-led, Field Study, Internship, Semester, Service Learning, Short-term, Summer, Volunteer
Program Description:
USI Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship

For an academic year, fall or spring semester, and summer programs, the University of Southern Indiana awards a $2,000 (for academic year), $1,500 (for a semester), and up to a $1,000 (for a summer program) scholarship to help off-set the tuition, room and board fees. This scholarship, known as the "USI Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship," is open to applicants study abroad with a faculty-led, volunteer, semester, academic year, internship, service learning, short-term, or summer programs through the Center for International Programs from the University of Southern Indiana. Applicants compete only with those students who submit scholarship essays. 

Award winners: If you have been chosen as the scholarship recipient, the award will be made directly to your USI Student Account, therefore reducing the amount you owe directly to USI for your participation on this study abroad program. 

Criteria used to select USI Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship recipients are: 
1. Level of financial need
2. Academic merit
3. Free of all disciplinary holds
4. Scholarship Essay

Eligibility: Open to all USI students who have been accepted in a USI study abroad program and will receive USI credit during the program; Recipients must enroll in USI during the fall or spring semester following their study abroad program and complete the study abroad ambassador projects outlined in their application within 1 academic year.

Program Requirements: Study Abroad Ambassadors are responsible for promoting study abroad opportunities to the USI community during the academic year immediately following the end of their program.
1. All study abroad ambassadors will prepare a poster presentation at the Global Engagement Forum (during USI International Week in spring, or National International Education Week in fall). 
2. In addition, ambassadors will choose another project designed to increase interest in study abroad/international educational exchange.
     - Examples include:
  • Present on the study abroad experience to faculty, advisors and staff from the recipient’s college at a “lunch and learn” program;    
  • Create promotional material about his/her experiences, such as a poster, flyer, website, banner, which can be used by Center for International Programs; ?
  • Serve as a peer adviser in Center for International Programs ?
  • Other opportunities 

Application consists of:
1. An interview
2. Project description (1-2 pages) 

Project Proposals (1-2 pages typed):
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” --Mark Twain

Part 1: Consider Mark Twain’s view on travel. Why did you decide to study abroad? How do you expect your mindset to change as a result of studying abroad? Please indicate why you would like to be a study abroad ambassador and describe your project for promoting study abroad to the USI community. What qualities, skills, and experiences have prepared you to serve in this capacity? How do you plan to promote study abroad when you return to campus?
Part 2: Describe your specific project. Who is the target audience and how will you reach them? What impact will your project have on this group and how will your project interest these students in international education and/or encourage them to study abroad? What arrangements will be necessary to carry out the project? Are there methods you can utilize, such as power point presentations, slide shows, websites, blogs, photos, etc. that can assist you in achieving your project goals? 

To apply to the USI Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship, please click, "Apply Now." You should complete the scholarship requirements concurrently with your USI study abroad application to your chosen program.