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Travel and Learn Grant

Travel & Learn Grant Program

January Term/Spring Semester/Summer



The goal of this travel & learn award is to strengthen the international character and interactions of IRC student members while ensuring a strong focus on academics.  The award specifically provides $500-1000 travel expenses for qualified study abroad expenses during the January Term, Spring Break or Summer Session.



  1. January Term grants should be submitted on or before October 13th, 2019

  2. Spring Break grants should be submitted on or before December 15th, 2019

  3. Summer Session grants should be submitted on or before  March 29th, 2020


The above three must be sent to IRC Director of Studies ( as a PDF document that addresses all four of the following aspects with a total document length of 500 words or less:

a.   Study Abroad Plans:  identify the dates and locations of the study abroad, the description of the program, and the amount of course credit you expect to receive.

b.   Expected Academic Impact:  explain how this study abroad integrates into your overall academic goals.

c.   Expected Cultural Impact:  explain how the travel location/country will add to or enhance your exposure to other cultures and/or societies.

d.   Financial Impact:  Identify the amount of funding that is requested and explain how this support will improve your ability to take advantage of a study abroad opportunity.


Restrictions for Travel & Learn Award Applicants:

  1. Travel must be to a country that the IRC student has NOT previously visited for more than one month in total in their lifetime.

  2. Students must reside at the IRC for the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 and must share their experiences with future study abroad applicants during an IRC program



It is anticipated that awards will be announced by

October 21st, 2019 for January Term grants,

December 31st, 2019 for Spring Break grants and

April 13th, 2020 for Summer Session grants.


Amounts will depend on funding availability, eligibility as determined by ISO and will be conditional on a student's completion of their study abroad program and the above restrictions.  Grants will be received as reimbursements after travel has occurred.

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