This virtual workshop will share best practices for leveraging campus resources to successfully recruit and support applicants of national, merit-based scholarships, specifically the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program.
The intended audience is faculty, staff, and administrators advising students on study abroad at rural institutions and study abroad advisors from all other institutions interested in discussing best practices for supporting students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Study abroad advisors of all experience levels, including those new to one or both programs, are encouraged to attend.
Workshop content will include the following:
• Gilman and CLS Program Overviews
• Panels with a Q&A featuring Gilman and CLS Advisors from rural institutions that will share about recruiting and supporting applicants for each program
• Breakout group discussions about challenges and successes in recruiting and supporting applicants for each program