Experiential Learning Abroad Grants
A Dean Rusk Experiential Learning Grant is defined as the exploration of and reflection on international experiences that enhance academic goals and encourage personal growth.
Applying for the Grant
For this grant, each student is required to complete the following steps:
- Consult with the Dean Rusk office to discuss your project proposal.
- Write a proposal.
- Complete travel grant budget report.
- If applicable, obtain a language proficiency recommender (required where English is not the predominant language in the country for your proposed project).
It is strongly recommended students also obtain a faculty recommendation, but it is NOT required.
Writing Your Proposal
A strong proposal includes:
- What goals will your experience help you accomplish?
- What do you hope to get from the project, and why is the project important to you?
- How is it important within your academic career, personal goals, or future plans?
- What are the specific places you plan to go to (museum, library, etc.)?
- What are the preparations you must complete before departing (e.g. contacting a specific organization to collaborate with)?
- Can you get those tasks done with the requested resources (i.e budget) and the proposed time frame?
- How will you make your project accessible to all audiences?
2024 Experiential Learning Grants will be available when the spring grant cycle opens at the close of the fall grant cycle, with an application deadline of February 1, 2024.
To start your application, use Submittable.