News, Links, and Study Abroad Scholarships

The Global Studies program is participating in its second grant from the US Department of Education UISFL program (Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages); the grant project is entitled "From the South to the Global South" and will run from 2014-2016.  Also involved are: the department of Languages and Literatures, Sustainable Development, Curriculum and Instruction and Nursing.

I. What are faculty writing?!  More updates coming soon.  In the meantime, read Dr. Curtis Ryan's (GJS) article on "The Politics of FIFA and the Hijab".

II. What are students doing?! Updates Coming Soon!

III. Looking for more scholarship opportunities for study abroad?!  Check here!!

A. The Office of International Education and Development has scholarships available for students applying for a semester- or year-long study abroad program:

B. The Office of Student Research has scholarship funding available for students going abroad to do research:

C.  The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has a link to COS, which is a database of funding opportunities.  Go to this page and find the section "For students":

Choose a starter search above, then narrow these search results by clicking "Refine Your Query" near the top of the screen and entering keywords related to your interests, like "music" or "Japan."

 D. The Prestigious Scholarships Program has a number of opportunities for you and, if you are interested, you should contact the PSP office at 262-8269 or email  This is the place to look for a number of international scholarship oportunities like Fulbright.  Check it out here:

E. Miscellaneous Links

1. Cultural Vistas (formerly CDS International): programs and internships abroad for young professionals

2. Fulbright: US English Teaching Assistantship in Austria:  for more information, check out this pdf flyer.  Since 1963, the U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided U.S. College and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants.
3. The application for the 2017 Boren Awards is now open at!

Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East).

The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) offers Boren Awards applicants the special opportunity to study Hindi or Urdu by participating in domestic and overseas language programs in India. Created in partnership with experienced program providers, SAFLI is appropriate for applicants with no language proficiency, as well as those with intermediate and advanced proficiency in Hindi or Urdu.

This immersive program begins with an intensive summer domestic language institute at the University of Wisconsin, followed by a fall overseas program in India administered by the American Councils for International Education (in Jaipur for Hindi and Lucknow for Urdu.)  Awardees also have the option to continue their Boren Awards-funded language study in India in the spring in a program they identify themselves. 

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad.