Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU)

LSA Global Experience Scholarship (GIEU)

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When students apply for the LSA Global Experience Scholarship for GIEU programs through M-Compass, they will be considered for all scholarships available. Scholarships are granted based on financial need and amounts may range between $500 and $5,000. Scholarships from the LSA Global Experience Scholarship for GIEU are awarded to help with the cost of program fees and /or airfare, insurance, and travel costs. Awards are not made for spending money or for supplemental travel outside of the program destination.

Students receiving the $1,950 LSA grant mentioned below are also eligible to apply for and receive additional funding through the LSA Global Experience Scholarship for GIEU.

GIEU Need-Based Grant from the College of LSA

Students accepted to the GIEU program who are eligible for a Pell Grant as part of their need based financial aid through the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) will receive a $1,950 grant funded by the College of LSA. The grant may only be applied toward the GIEU program fee. There is no application for this grant; the student's financial aid package for the academic year is used to determine eligibility.


Please review the CGIS: LSA Global Experience Scholarship (GIEU) electronic brochure in M-Compass for scholarship application deadlines.

Financial Aid Abroad

In order to be considered for funding by the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) and the LSA Scholarship Office, students participating in an MGAP, Language, GIEU, or GCC program through CGIS must notify OFA of the term they will be studying abroad.

  • For Spring / Summer programs: Once a student is accepted to their CGIS study abroad program, their CGIS program advisor will provide them with a Spring/Summer Study Abroad Financial Aid Request form that they will need to complete and submit to OFA.

For more information about the types of financial aid that apply to a specific program, please visit  Please contact OFA with any questions you may have about the financial aid available for your program. The office is located in the Student Activities Building (2500 SAB) and can be reached by phone at 734-763-6600.

External Opportunities for Funding

External International Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities (PDF)

Additional Resources and Search Engines for International Study (PDF)

List of LSA Global Experience Scholarships (PDF)

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