Study abroad options for John Jay students are growing at a record pace, with four new agreements just concluded with SIT, DIS, IES, and API. With the exception of DIS, which specializes in study abroad opportunities in Copenhagen, these organizations provide study abroad opportunities in countries throughout the world. These organizations have also agreed to provide dedicated scholarship support to John Jay students. Other CUNY students are also eligible to apply, and if accepted, will enroll via ePermit.

One of CUNY’s oldest study abroad programs, the CUNY Italy program, will continue to offer study abroad options to CUNY students in Italy thanks to a renewed agreement with the Università degli Studi di Perugia. This program, which brings Italian students to CUNY campuses as well as sending students throughout CUNY to partner universities throughout Italy, is administered by the Calandra Institute/Queens College.

Brooklyn College students will soon have access to a new study abroad opportunity in Russia, thanks to a new student exchange agreement with the Peoples’ Friendship University (RUDN).

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Did you have a life-changing experience abroad and want to encourage other CUNY students to do the same? Complete this survey and we’ll be in touch with ways you can give back.

Read Chancellor James B. Milliken’s message on recent U.S. immigration policy changes.

Learn about resources for CUNY students, faculty, and staff with questions and concerns about these changes, including legal resources.

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Terecea Green, Baruch College and Summer 2016 Gilman scholarship recipient in Costa Rica

Fifteen students from eight different CUNY colleges were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad this fall, a record number of recipients for fall semester for CUNY. Students from Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College, the College of Staten Island, Hunter College, John Jay College, Lehman College, and Queens College, will continue their studies in foreign countries as varied as South Korea, France, Spain, Uganda, Singapore, Italy, China, Costa Rica, and Japan.

The Gilman Scholarship is a national competitive program which offers grants to promising undergraduates who are traditionally under-represented in education abroad—this can include students with financial limitations, community college students, students in the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

“All too often, study abroad can be cost-prohibitive for students, but the Gilman competition is designed specifically to make international programs available to Pell Grant recipients. In recent years, this scholarship program has benefited many CUNY students who would not otherwise have been able to travel overseas and experience different cultures and academic settings that can inspire new interests and perspectives,” said Lucinda Zoe, University Dean for Undergraduate Studies in CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs. “We are delighted that another cohort of deserving CUNY students will have the opportunity to study abroad this fall, thanks to the Gilman Scholarship.”

More than 1500 CUNY undergraduates study abroad each year, according to CUNY’s Office of International Education, which is part of the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The Office of International Education works with all of the campuses to internationalize the curriculum through study abroad and other global opportunities, both at home and abroad.

Jim Airozo, who served as University Director of Academic Awards and Honors until retiring in June 2016, notes that successful applicants are often those who familiarize themselves with the program’s key components and plan ahead to make their applications strong and targeted. “Our advisors aim to educate students about the Gilman Scholarship Program, so that they understand its competitive nature and ways that they can optimize their chances of receiving a scholarship,” he said. For example, community college students have been a focus of the program in recent years, especially for short term and summer programs, and senior college applicants tend to fare better if they aim to study abroad for at least a full semester. Airozo adds that students should utilize the expertise of advisors, who can provide invaluable guidance on study abroad options and strategic ways of strengthening applications.

Students should also check out tips for a successful application from Elenore Zuniga, a Hunter/CUNY BA student who studied abroad in Costa Rica in spring 2015 with a Gilman scholarship.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Through a competitive application process, students can receive grants of up to $5000 to defray costs associated with studying abroad, including program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.

Expert advice on studying abroad while “DACAmented”

Advance Parole for DACA students who want to study abroad:
The Advantages, the Risks & Real life accounts of those who’ve done it!

A conversation with DACA students who’ve traveled abroad and returned to talk about it, there will also be representatives from the study abroad office, and an immigration attorney available to provide some helpful information and answer questions.

Offered by CUNY Citizenship Now and John Jay College of Criminal Justice Pre-Law Institute

Where: 524 West 59th street, New York, NY 10019
-2pm Session: Room NB1.65
-5pm Session: Room NB1.61

When: Thursday 10th, 2016 2:00-2:30 pm & 5:00-5:30 pm

*We will start on time as we only have the space for a limited time, please come promptly at either 2pm or 5pm.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 8th by emailing Stephanie.Delia@cuny.edu with “RSVP” as the subject.

Include in the body of the email;
(1) Your full name
(2) The best email address to reach you, and
(3) The name of the CUNY College you are enrolled in.

Record Number of Gilman Scholarship Recipients for Fall Semester

 

Sixteen students from eight different CUNY colleges were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad this fall, a record number of recipients for fall semester for CUNY. Students from Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College, the College of Staten Island, Hunter College, John Jay College, Lehman College, and Queens College, will continue their studies in foreign countries as varied as South Korea, France, Spain, Uganda, Singapore, Italy, China, Costa Rica, and Japan.

 

The Gilman Scholarship is a national competitive program which offers grants to promising undergraduates who are traditionally under-represented in education abroad—this can include students with financial limitations, community college students, students in the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

 

“All too often, study abroad can be cost-prohibitive for students, but the Gilman competition is designed specifically to make international programs available to Pell Grant recipients. In recent years, this scholarship program has benefited many CUNY students who would not otherwise have been able to travel overseas and experience different cultures and academic settings that can inspire new interests and perspectives,” said Lucinda Zoe, University Dean for Undergraduate Studies in CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs. “We are delighted that another cohort of deserving CUNY students will have the opportunity to study abroad this fall, thanks to the Gilman Scholarship.”

 

More than 1500 CUNY undergraduates study abroad each year, according to CUNY’s Office of International Education, which is part of the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The Office of International Education works with all of the campuses to internationalize the curriculum through study abroad and other global opportunities, both at home and abroad.

 

Jim Airozo, who served as University Director of Academic Awards and Honors until retiring in June 2016, notes that successful applicants are often those who familiarize themselves with the program’s key components and plan ahead to make their applications strong and targeted. “Our advisors aim to educate students about the Gilman Scholarship Program, so that they understand its competitive nature and ways that they can optimize their chances of receiving a scholarship,” he said. For example, community college students have been a focus of the program in recent years, especially for short term and summer programs, and senior college applicants tend to fare better if they aim to study abroad for at least a full semester. Airozo adds that students should utilize the expertise of advisors, who can provide invaluable guidance on study abroad options and strategic ways of strengthening applications.

Students should also check out tips for a successful application from Elenore Zuniga, a Hunter/CUNY BA student who studied abroad in Costa Rica in spring 2015 with a Gilman scholarship.

 

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Through a competitive application process, students can receive grants of up to $5000 to defray costs associated with studying abroad, including program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.

 

Fall 2016 Winners

Study Abroad while DACAmented Workshop open to all CUNY students, hosted by BMCC.

Where: 199 Chambers Street, N-452, New York, NY 10007
When: November 18th, 2016, 12:00-2:00 pm