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The Honors College strongly encourages students to study abroad. In addition to the range of study abroad options available through the Center for Global Engagement, students can choose programs that are specifically tailored to the interests of Honors students. 

Our programs combine the hallmarks of Honors education--interdisciplinarity, self-directed study, academic rigor--with a global focus on cultural competencies, mutual understanding, and diversity of thought and experience. With exciting destinations in different parts of the world, you can find the program that fits best for you.

To make our short-term programs affordable and accessible, the Honors College contributes significant funding to lower the overall program fees for all students.

Interested students should consult with the Director of Honors Advising and Global Initiatives to learn more.

2022 Programs

The Honors College is pleased to offer the following study abroad programs in 2022. The application deadline for all programs is November 1, 2021.

Honors College Scholarships

Honors offers need-based scholarships to qualified students. These funds must be used for Honors specific-study abroad programs. Unless otherwise indicated, awards are offered in the amount of $500, $1,000, and $2,000 depending on level of need. 

Students are encouraged to apply for as many of these scholarships as they are eligible for. The deadline for all scholarships is November 15, 2021.

Departmental Scholarships: 
Open to all Honors students. Does not require demonstrated financial need on FAFSA. Includes one $3,000 award for a student participating in the Oxford or St. Andrews study abroad program. Submit this application form to honorscollege-scholarships@jmu.edu

Rowley Scholarships:
Eligible students must have demonstrated financial need on FAFSA. Apply through Madison Scholarships Hub

Parker Scholarships: 
Eligible students must be first- or second-year students with demonstrated financial need on FAFSA. Apply through Madison Scholarships Hub.

Wheatley Scholarship:
One $1,000 award. Eligible students must be first- or second-year students with demonstrated financial need on FAFSA. Apply through Madison Scholarships Hub

Other sources of study abroad funding include:

Important information on financial aid and study abroad.

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