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UC Davis Study Abroad Awards

UC Davis Study Abroad Awards

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, UC Davis is able to offer financial awards to selected UC Davis student participants in UC Davis Summer Abroad, Summer Abroad Internships, and Quarter Abroad programs.

Award Application Process

The Study Abroad Award application is available when enrollment opens for your program's term.  You must already be saved a spot in a program by the applicable submission deadline; students with incomplete program applications will not be considered. You do not have to be eligible for financial aid in order to receive an award.

The award application will be available in your UC Davis Study Abroad account once you have been saved a spot in your program.

To apply for a Study Abroad award, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into your UC Davis Study Abroad account
  2. Complete your enrollment for your program
  3. On your “My Enrollments” portal, click on "Start your Study Abroad Award Application here!"
  4. Complete and submit your Award Application

Follow the online instructions and answer the prompt:  How does the specific study abroad program you have chosen is related to your academic, personal, or professional goals? (500 word limit; please remember to include a title).

Applications will be considered on the strength of the essay, as well as financial need, as demonstrated on the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application. Award amounts usually range from $500-$2,000 per student.

Award Application Deadlines

  • Summer Abroad Internships 2024  January 23, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
  • Summer Abroad 2024 – February 20, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
  • Quarter Abroad Fall 2024 – March 5, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Selection Announcement Dates

  • Summer Abroad Internships 2024: February 9, 2024
  • Summer Abroad 2024: March 15, 2024
  • Quarter Abroad Fall 2024: March 28, 2024

Award Writing Workshops

Award Writing Workshops are periodically held with GLH Faculty Director and UWP Lecturer, Aliki Dragona and Global Learning Hub staff. Come learn how to strengthen your essays and improve your chances of winning an award! Stay tuned for details on the next round of workshops, in the meantime read Tips for Writing a Successful Award Essay (PDF).

Upcoming Writing Workshops
  • Thursday, November 16, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Zoom only. Zoom Recording.
  • Wednesday, January 10, 12–1 p.m., International Center, Room 3119, 3rd Floor Conference Room, in-person only
  • Wednesday, February 7, 3–4 p.m., International Center, Room 3130, 3rd floor Board Room, in-person only

Award Expectations

Near the conclusion of the program, awardees will be expected to do two things:

  1. Write a thank-you letter to the donors who funded your award. The letter can be 1-2 paragraphs about your experience abroad and how the award helped make the experience possible. Thanking our donors is an important part of the process, both as a courtesy for their generosity, and to encourage donor’s continued giving and support for future students.
  2. Submit a Global Aggies Blog profile. Many of our Aggies have had their stories featured (examplesin our newsletters, social media and video profiles.