Study Abroad

Study Abroad opportunities


In September 2018, ECSU established a partnership with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CIEE offers study abroad opportunities for students to participate in four weeks, eight weeks, or semester structured academic and cultural learning experiences throughout all parts of the world (Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Middle East). CIEE also offers scholarships, grants, and fellowship opportunities for students who qualify. In addition, the organization offers opportunities for faculty to participate in faculty-led and custom programs, as well as international faculty development programs.


To learn more about CIEE, please visit their web-page:

 Also, in September 2018, ECSU established a partnership with Bowie State University's (BSU) Global Learning Visits Program (GLVP). Housed in BSU's Department of Social Work, the GLVP offers short-term learning visits for students in four countries: Cuba, Germany, Japan, and South Africa. The program is opened to undergraduate and graduate students (all majors) across the US.

 To learn more about the GLVP, please visit their web-page:


There are several scholarships for which students may apply to assist with study abroad costs. One of the most widely known is the US Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. It is a grant program that provides students, who are Federal Pell Grant eligible, opportunities to intern or study abroad in over 150 countries. The highly competitive program offers successful awardees scholarships up to $8,000.


To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship, please visit their web-page:


In 2018 and 2019, four ECSU students were accepted to travel through CIEE Programs and BSU''s GLVP to South Africa, China, Argentina, and Spain. Each were awarded scholarships through either CIEE, Gilman, or both, making them the first students from our university to become CIEE and Gilman Scholars. 


There a many more programs and funding sources for students and faculty to study, intern, or seek professional development abroad. You are encouraged to explore such opportunities. There are many faculty and staff who have lived and/or

 studied abroad. Get to know them! Be Global!!


For further information, contact Dr. Andre P. Stevenson, Director of the Office of International Programs at   or (252)335-3294 or (252) 335-3678.