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!
Review the Gilman Pre-departure Toolkit for preparatory resources prior to studying or interning abroad with the Gilman Scholarship. We recommend saving a copy for easy access while overseas.
Review the fall 2022 pre-departure webinar for practical tips from alumni on topics like health and safety, cultural adaptation, packing, and making the most of your experience abroad.
Watch the webinar below for tips and advice from Gilman Alumni as you start your virtual international program.
The Gilman Program offers Ask Me Anything sessions for recipients in the weeks following award announcements. These recorded sessions include answers to questions on travel advisories, completing award documentation, and expectations of Gilman Scholars. For further questions, please contact your Gilman regional advisor.
This two-part video series 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
Download the Gilman Scholar Personal Budgeting Worksheet by clicking on the image below. Also, review the list of eligible expenses to help with budgeting.
In three parts, this video series will help 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