Study abroad brochure

For more information contact:
Study abroad office
Phone: 360-438-4521
Email: SMU Study Abroad

Office of International Programs
and Development

5000 Abbey Way SE
Old Main Room 430
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4504
Fax: 360-438-4359
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

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Study abroad scholarships

In addition to the ability to keep existing financial aid when going abroad, there are many study abroad specific scholarships available. The experienced study abroad staff is happy to help you review and apply for the scholarships, so that you can submit a quality application. Here are a few scholarships that Saint Martin’s students have recently received.

SMU International Experience Scholarship

This is a unique scholarship for which only Saint Martin’s University students are eligible. When accepted to any Saint Martin’s study program, students may receive up to $1,000 with this International Experience Scholarship. It can be applied to study abroad related costs such as foreign travel, tuition, and/or accommodation. For selection, students provide an essay addressing how their future study abroad experience will fit with their future goals and how they have demonstrated leadership and community service during their time at Saint Martin’s.

Gilman Scholarship

Through the Gilman Scholarship, Federal Pell Grant recipients can receive up to an additional $5,000 for study abroad expenses. It is open to undergraduate students with U.S. citizenship who wish to study abroad during the fall, spring, or academic year. Students may apply worldwide though preference will be given to applications outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Japanese HUMAP Scholarship

Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (HUMAP) is offered through several of our Japanese sister universities. It is specifically for students who study in Japan between six months and one year and includes a monthly stipend as well as some international travel expenses. This is a competitive scholarship, but because of our ongoing sister university relationships, Saint Martin’s students often have the first opportunity and strong likelihood for receiving it.

Global Korea Scholarship

The Global Korea Scholarship, worth approximately $4,000 from the Korean government, is awarded to students to promote collaboration between South Korean and worldwide institutions, and encourages students to study in Korea. It includes a monthly allowance, airfare for the round trip ticket, settling-in expenses, and an insurance fee. This is a competitive scholarship, but because of our ongoing sister university relationships, Saint Martin’s students often have the first opportunity and strong likelihood for receiving it.

National Security Education Program (NSEP)
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

The National Security Education Program awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Application deadline for Spring 2014 is February 13, 2014.

Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students, and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The U.S. Student Program currently awards approximately 1,100 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Application deadline for Spring 2014 is October 15, 2013.

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program

The primary goal of The Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program is to encourage young, adventurous college students and recent graduates to teach English to elementary school students living in the rural areas of South Korea. Through the TaLK program individuals are able to gain personal and professional enrichment through teaching.

The TaLK program allows individuals the opportunity to learn about the many facets of Korean culture and find time to travel to distinct regions of the Korean peninsula. While in Korea, individuals teach English in after-school classes Monday- Friday, teaching an average of nine hours a week. Individuals are expected to prepare teaching materials and activities for English language education. The TaLK program provides financial assistance by awarding individuals a stipend and an entrance/exit allowance. In addition, individuals are provided with international health insurance, housing and other benefits.

Cheongju University, a sister university of Saint Martin’s in Korea, can help to facilitate this program for SMU students.