On behalf of Gilman Scholarship Program, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education, congratulations on receiving a Gilman Scholarship to study or intern abroad!
Please review carefully the Gilman Pre-departure Toolkit as this should serve as a guide for you on award documentation, receiving your scholarship, and general preparatory resources prior to studying or interning abroad with the Gilman Scholarship. We recommend either printing a copy of this or saving a copy to your computer to have on hand and easily accessible when overseas.
Review the East Asia and the Pacific pre-departure webinar for practical tips from alumni on topics like health and safety, cultural adaptation, packing, and traveling during COVID-19. You’ll also hear specific recommendations related to traveling in South Korea.
Watch the webinar below for practical international travel tips from Gilman Alumni. This webinar is not specific to a country or region and contains information relevant for a study or intern abroad program in any country.
Watch the webinar below for tips and advice from Gilman Alumni as you start your virtual international program.
This two-part video will help you set a budget for studying abroad, keep to your budget while overseas, and provide tips and tricks to help you use money abroad.
Part One: Preparing to Go Abroad
Part Two: Tips for Abroad
Please download the Gilman Scholar Personal Budgeting Worksheet by clicking on the image below. Also, make sure to review the list of eligible and non-eligible expenses to help with budgeting.
In three parts, this video will help to guide you through adjusting to your new culture, the stages of culture shock, and tips to cope with culture shock.
Part One: Cultural Adjustment
Part Two: Stages of Culture Shock
Part Three: Adjustment and Coping to Culture Shock Tips
Everyone comes to the abroad experience with a range of identities. Before you travel, it’s important to think about how your identity might impact your experience.
Gigi Jones, UK 2020
Loan Tang, Vietnam, 2017
Nathan Araya, Morocco, Fall 2016