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International Opportunities

Students will find a variety of international opportunties through the office of Professional Practice & Experiential Learning.

The International Co-op Program (ICP) provides exciting opportunities for UC students to learn a second language and gain international experience through an overseas co-op assignment. The University of Cincinnati is one of the few universities in the United States which offers such a program.

For more information, please contact Gayle Elliott, 556-5433


The Singapore Experience offers a true global perspective is not complete without an understanding of Asia—home to 60 percent of the world’s population. And an internship in Singapore, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, provides an excellent opportunity for cultural immersion without having to learn a new language.

For more information, please contact Darnice Langford, 556-0322

Singapore Skyline


The European Experiential Learning Program will give students the opportunity to travel to Turin, Italy, Milan, Italy and Barcelona Spain.  This is a 3 credit hour undergraduate course which can be used for an elective or as an international experience. Students will visit businesses in each of these three cities and attend multiple cultural sites.

For more information, please contact Maureen Schomaker, 556-6048
or Cindy Damschroder at 556-0334

Barcelona Fountain




An interactive website  which offers country specific career and employment information, including world wide internships and job postings.


Students who would like to apply for a grant and are participating in an individual study abroad program (one that is not lead by a UC professor/instructor), should follow the deadlines listed below.

Find more information regarding UC International Student Grants.

Online Proposal Due:

International Activities
Taking Place In:

June 15, 2013 Fall 2013
November 15, 2013 Spring 2014
March 15, 2014 Summer 2014



Globalization Grants

There are many types of financial aid that you can apply to an international experience. The most essential point is to apply early and have your application in good form.

UC International offers student grants for up to $500 for education abroad projects. Students may receive grants for up to one proposal per year during the course of their study at UC. Grants are restricted to students who are either currently full-time or who have been admitted as a full-time student. This document contains important information and instructions for applying for the globalization grant.

Deadlines to submit requests for globalization grants are very early in the quarter prior to the quarter you will go overseas.

Dates and additional information can be found on the UC International Program website:


Through UC International Program you will learn that UC offers a variety of excellent programs abroad.  There are programs that last for one week, a summer, a quarter, a semester or an entire year.  In addition to traditional study abroad programs you can pursue an international internship, a service-learning project or co-op.  There are opportunities for every student regardless of field of study.


Funding Resources for International Experiences:



Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program.

Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience.


Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.



The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting.



The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,800 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate an entire range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers. Bose Corporation founder Amar Bose, actor John Lithgow, composer Philip Glass, opera singer Renee Fleming and economist Joseph Stiglitz are among notable former grantees.



The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.


Freeman Asia

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.


Critical Language

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages for summer 2013. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.