Each semester, the Global Experience Office (GEO) offers a limited number of scholarships, grants, and fellowships to eligible Northeastern students participating in a Study Abroad Program. These funding opportunities are awarded based on academic performance, financial need, or both. Students can apply to any of these funding opportunities, granted they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

Overview

GEO awards program-specific scholarships to students interested in participating in one of our featured Study Abroad Programs of the year. Applicants will be awarded based on their interest and commitment to participate in any of the following study abroad programs in Spring 2018:

  • Australia, Melbourne: RMIT University
  • Canada, Vancouver: Simon Fraser University
  • Czech Republic, Prague: Charles University
  • England, Norwich: University of East Anglia
  • France, Paris: Universite Paris- Dauphine
  • Hungary, Budapest: Aquincum Institute of Technology
  • Japan, Tokyo: University of Tokyo
  • Portugal, Porto: Universidade do Porto
  • Singapore, Singapore: Nanyang Technological University
  • South Korea, Daejon: KAIST
  • Spain, Pamplona: Universidad de Navarra
  • Sweden, Lund: Lund University
  • Uruguay, Montevideo: Universidad de Montevideo
  • Wales, Cardiff: Cardiff University

 Terms

GEO Scholarships will be available to students who wish to study abroad in the following semesters:

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer 1
  • Summer 2

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a GEO Scholarship for study abroad, applicants must:

  • Be an NU degree-seeking undergraduate student at the time of application.
  • Have an active application for a GEO-sponsored study abroad program prior to the program deadline.
  • Meet the minimum GPA requirement for all study abroad programs, 2.5 or higher, depending on the program.
  • Exhibit exceptional leadership qualities and demonstrate an understanding of the relevance and importance of their chosen experience to their educational pursuit, personal development, and career goals.

Dates and Deadlines

GEO will only consider applicants who apply to a scholarship prior to the deadline for that term. Please note that no exceptions will be made for late applications so it is important to keep the following dates in mind:

  • Fall Application Deadline: April 1st
  • Spring Application Deadline: November 1st
  • Summer 1 and 2 Application Deadline: March 1st

 Award Amounts

GEO Scholarships for 2018: $1,000

 Application Process

Students who wish to apply to a scholarship will need to create an application using the online application portal: GEO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  • Create a username and password.
  • Complete the application questionnaire, uploading any additional materials.
  • Submit application.

 

Overview

Grants are awarded to students each semester for those who intend to participate in a Study Abroad Program. Grants will be awarded to students based on financial need and GEO will notify students of their selection prior to the study abroad application deadline for that term.

Terms

GEO Grants will be available to students who wish to study abroad in the following semesters:

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer 1
  • Summer 2

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a GEO Grant for study abroad, applicants must:

  • Be an NU degree-seeking undergraduate student at the time of application.
  • Meet the minimum GPA requirement for all study abroad programs, 2.5 or higher, depending on the program.
  • Intend on applying to a Study Abroad Program for the upcoming term.

Dates and Deadlines

GEO will only consider applicants who apply to a grant prior to the deadline for that term. Please note that no exceptions will be made for late applications so it is important to keep the following dates in mind:

  • Fall Application Deadline: March 1st
  • Spring Application Deadline: October 1st
  • Summer 1 and 2 Application Deadline: February 1st   

 Award Amounts

GEO Grants for 2018: $1,000

 Application Process

Students who wish to apply to a grant will need to create an application using the online application portal: GEO GRANT APPLICATION

  • Create a username and password.
  • Complete the application questionnaire.
  • Submit application.

Overview

GEO offers Fellowship opportunities for students participating in a Study Abroad Program. Students who wish to feature their skills and talents on the GEO website throughout the semester are encouraged to apply to either an Editorial, Photography, or Film Fellowship. Please refer to the descriptions below to understand the requirements, commitment level, and criteria of a GEO Fellowship candidate:

 Editorial Fellowship

Our team of Editorial Fellows are the creative force behind the student voice section of the GEO website. They create articles every week on topics of their choice, while working with GEO staff and their contributor team to publish compelling, thought-provoking content for Northeastern students and the global community. If you are an aspiring writer, journalist, or editor, and/ or enjoy creative writing for fun, then this is the opportunity for you! We ask all Editorial Fellows commit about 3-5 hours per week in their posts.

GEO is looking for candidates who have a passion for:

  • Journalism
  • Creative writing
  • Online magazines
  • Current events
  • International issues
  • Fashion or beauty
  • Health and wellness
  • Travel

Skills you can gain by being an Editorial Fellow:

  • Journalism skills
  • Editorial skills
  • Social media marketing
  • Styling and composition
  • Creative conceptualization

Benefits of being an Editorial Fellow:

  • Getting to be a part of the GEO team
  • Collaborating with other GEO student workers
  • Gaining professional skills and building your writing portfolio
  • Having an outlet to practice your writing skills
  • Creating writing samples for future professional development
  • Sharing your experience with the NU community
  • Amplifying your social following and personal brand/website/business

Photography Fellowship

GEO is committed to showcasing images of Northeastern students on both our website site and our social media platforms. We are also committed to having professional and engaging images on our site that speak to the Northeastern community. This is where our Photography Fellows come in. If you are a current or budding photographer with a great artistic eye, then this is the opportunity for you! We ask all Photography Fellows to commit about 2-3 hours per week in their projects.

GEO is looking for candidates who have a passion for:

  • Photography
  • Styling
  • Art direction
  • Photo editing
  • Images of real people, places and things from all cultures
  • Better media for college students

Skills you can gain by being a Photography Fellow:

  • Basic photography skills
  • Basic video skills
  • Styling and composition
  • Photo editing
  • Graphic design
  • Art direction
  • Creative conceptualization

Benefits of being a Photography Fellow:

  • Getting to be a part of the GEO team
  • Collaborating with other GEO student workers
  • Having an outlet to practice your creative skills
  • Building your portfolio
  • Amplifying your social following and personal brand/website/business
  • Sharing your experience with the NU community

Film Fellowship

GEO seeks Film Fellowship candidates who have a passion for videos, animation, or design and would like their work to be featured on our website. Each week, Film Fellows create videos on topics of their choice that capture the study abroad experience from the inside and out, which are then uploaded to the GEO website and shared with the NU community. If you are an aspiring videographer, YouTuber, and/ or enjoy creating videos for fun, then this is the opportunity for you! We ask all Film Fellows to commit about 2-4 hours per week in their posts.

GEO is looking for candidates who have a passion for:

  • Videography
  • YouTube
  • Animation or design
  • Adventure
  • Current events
  • Travel
  • Movies

Skills you can gain by being a Film Fellow:

  • Videography skills
  • Styling
  • Art direction
  • Video editing
  • Social media marketing
  • Graphic design
  • Creative conceptualization

Benefits of being a Film Fellow:

  • Getting to be a part of the GEO team
  • Collaborating with other GEO student workers
  • Gaining professional skills and building your portfolio
  • Having an outlet to practice your video or creative skills
  • Creating video samples for future professional development
  • Sharing your experience with the NU community
  • Amplifying your social following and personal brand/website/business

Terms

GEO Fellowships will be available to students who wish to study abroad in the following semesters:

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer 1
  • Summer 2

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a GEO Fellowship for study abroad, applicants must:

  • Be an NU degree-seeking undergraduate student at the time of application.
  • Have an active application to a GEO-sponsored study abroad program prior to the program deadline.
  • Meet the minimum GPA requirement for all study abroad programs, 2.5 or higher, depending on the program.
  • Exhibit exceptional leadership qualities and demonstrate an understanding of the relevance and importance of their chosen experience to their educational pursuit, personal development, and career goals.

Dates and Deadlines

GEO will only consider applicants who apply to a Fellowship prior to the deadline for that term. Please note that no exceptions will be made for late applications so it is important to keep the following dates in mind:

  • Fall Application Deadline: April 1st
  • Spring Application Deadline: November 1st
  • Summer 1 and 2 Application Deadline: March 1st

 Award Amounts

GEO Fellowships for 2018: $1,500

 Application Process

Students who wish to apply to a Fellowship will need to create an application using the online application portal: GEO FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

  • Create a username and password.
  • Complete the application questionnaire.
  • Upload supporting materials, depending on your Editorial, Photography or Film project interest.
  • Submit application.

All students interested in participating in a Global Experience Program can also consider applying to an external funding opportunity. The external scholarships, grants, and fellowships listed below support various types of international experiences. As amounts, eligibility, and deadlines vary, please check each website for eligibility requirements, deadlines, and the application process. If you are interested in applying, please contact Northeastern’s Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships for more information.

External Funding Databases

External Funding Opportunities

GEO Program Scholarships