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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer III
  • Restrictions: USI applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/10/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I 2022 03/10/2022 03/18/2022 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:
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 up to $2,000 (for academic year), up to $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 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 Essays
5. The interview

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 their agreed upon contractual term immediately following the end of their program.
1. Mandatory to attend the Study Abroad Ambassador Orientation and Training Program at the beginning of the returning semester
2. Mandatory to attend Study Abroad Student Orientations that occur during their active term(s) in the program
3. Mandatory to participate in the fall Study Abroad Fair
3. Mandatory to participate in the program for 1 academic semester if a summer student, 2 academic semesters if a semester student
4. Mandatory to participate in at least 5 other promotional events during each active term in the program
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. Statement of Purpose
3. Service proposal 

Essays (1-2 pages typed):
Statement of Purpose Prompt: What does global citizenship mean to you? Consider this question as you examine why you decided to study abroad? 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. What qualities, skills, and experiences have prepared you to serve in this capacity? How do you plan to integrate your study abroad experience into your life when you return?

Service Proposal: What kind of service would you be interesting in contributing to the Study Abroad Ambassador program outside of the program requirements? 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?