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Announcements : Gilman Info Session available!
Announcement: Gilman Info Session available!

If you receive a Pell Grant and intend on studying abroad either in Winterim, Spring, and Calendar Year (Spring + Fall) 2019, you should complete the Gilman application before 11:59pm CDT on Tuesday, October 2nd!

The Office of Global Experiences is offering a FREE Gilman Info Session/Workshop event for all students looking to study abroad in the Spring, Calendar Year, or Winterim 2019!  We will provide you with a brief overview of the scholarship program and we offer this time as an opportunity for you to get your Gilman essay (required to apply for Gilman) reviewed by Dan or Millie.  The Gilman Scholarship is a competitive scholarship specifically for study abroad students so having another person review your essay is a great way to get some feedback since Dan and Millie have served on a Gilman scholarship review committee and Millie is a 2013 Gilman Scholar! You can attend either workshop in Hyland 1001 - 
  • Wednesday, September 19: 12pm -1pm 
  • Thursday, September 20: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Spring/Winterim 2019 applications are both due Tuesday, October 2 by 11:59pm (central). Application cycle opens in mid August!

Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Students are eligible to apply for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System. Certain areas within these countries may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either “Do not travel to” (Level 4) or “Reconsider travel to” (Level 3) locations, as such; students will not be allowed to travel to these areas.Students are not eligible to apply for programs in a country with an overall Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory.
The UW-W Office of Global Experiences highly recommends that students begin the application process early (i.e. now!) and meet with a Global Experiences Coordinator to discuss the application requirements and review essay drafts. Please contact Milliam Lor ( or Dan Colleran ( at your earliest convenience to get started on this process! 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Office of Global Experiences.