June 10, 2020

Gilman Scholars are able to use their awards to support credit-bearing virtual international opportunities taking place between now and December 31, 2021, including virtual international internships. This excellent news, released June 9, is very positive for students considering an international study or internship experience this fall

The programs outlined by Gilman include:

  • Online courses at an institution based outside of the United States; 
    • Via direct enrollment, an exchange program or a program provider;  
  • Virtual faculty-led study abroad programs; 
  • Virtual international internships; 
  • Virtual intensive language programs at an institution based outside of the United States; and/or 
  • Students may also propose internationally-focused virtual programs for review by Gilman Program staff.  

According to Gliman advisors: “Our goal is to work with Gilman Scholars to adjust their program, either overseas or virtually, so that they have a successful international experience.”

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

It is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For more information on scholarships please see our website.