On behalf of the Gilman Scholarship Program, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education, congratulations on being selected to receive a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad!
Please watch the following required videos on Gilman Recipient Information, Budgeting While Abroad, Cultural Adjustment, Acceptance Letter into Study Abroad Program, International Health Insurance, and Receiving your Scholarship.
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.
This two-part video will help prepare you to set a budget for studying abroad, preparing to use money abroad., tips and tricks to help you save money, and keep to your budget while 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.
In three parts, this video will help to guide you through one of the toughest parts of studying abroad adjusting to your new host culture, the stages of culture shock, and provides tips on adjusting and coping to culture shock.
Part One: Cultural Adjustment
Part Two: Stages of Culture Shock
Part Three: Adjustment and Coping to Culture Shock Tips
The following video provides steps to accept the Gilman International Scholarship Payment.