Summer Program Funding

Summer Program Funding

Notre Dame International believes that study abroad is a unique opportunity for academic, personal, and intercultural growth. With generous support from alumni and donors, NDI Study Abroad is proud to offer funding to students for cultural enrichment opportunities while abroad. 

NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:

Funding Guidelines/Requirements

All students applying for a NDI-sponsored summer study abroad program are welcome to apply for the scholarships below.

  • Students may only apply to one fund per summer. 
  • Students participating in two NDI-sponsored study abroad programs within the same summer will automatically receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Daniel, Sharon (Fedor), Mary, John, and James Hunter Family Endowment Fund

Overview

The Daniel, Sharon (Fedor), Mary, John, and James Hunter Family Endowment Fund advances Notre Dame’s goals for internationalization by supporting the deepening of students’ global education. The Fund provides opportunities and access to summer study abroad programs, promoting the integration of international education into students’ courses of study.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking Notre Dame students in good academic standing
  • Participate in a NDI summer program
Funding

Each student will receive between $1,000-$6,000 per award. The award amount is determined by the student’s financial need and the Go Further Project proposal.

Go Further Project

This project is a requirement for ALL recipients of the Daniel, Sharon (Fedor), Mary, John, and James Hunter Family Endowment Fund. The project’s goal is to help increase awareness of summer study abroad programs offered by NDI. 

Projects need to be completed by August 31st of the award year.

Application

Submit a project proposal by addressing all of the following questions, in no particular order:

  1. What are your project goals?
  2. Who is your target population/audience and why did you select them?
  3. How will you integrate the impact of your experience abroad into your project?
  4. What, if any, campus department, student organizations, or community organizations will collaborate with bringing awareness to NDI summer study abroad programs?
  5. Is this project feasible? Please be sure to consider cost and available resources!

REMINDER: ALL projects must promote summer abroad programs offered by NDI.

Students can respond to the above questions via text or video format. Responses are evaluated purely based on content, not on format.

Text: Please limit responses to these questions to no more than 2-pages.

Video: Please limit video duration to 5 minutes. Ensure that we can hear responses. Students are welcome to record using their phone or Zoom. Video uploads are limited to files no more than 100MB.

Application deadline is December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Contact

Please contact Tia Dacquisto (tdacquis@nd.edu) if you have any questions.

Apply for Hunter Family Endowment Funds


Notre Dame International’s ExpaNDIng Global Access Award

OVERVIEW

The ExpaNDIng Global Access Award advances Notre Dame’s goals for internationalization by providing opportunities for Notre Dame students to participate in enriching faculty-led study abroad programs during the summer. The purpose of this fund is to support students with limited financial resources, expand access to diverse and underrepresented groups, and increase rates of participation in study abroad programs in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking Notre Dame students in good academic and conduct standing
  • Participate in a NDI summer study abroad program; for Summer 2023, preference will be given to applicants participating in the Jerusalem, Mumbai, Santiago, and Uganda programs
  • Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid
  • Preference will be given to 1st Generation students and Pell Grant eligible students
FUNDING

Awards of up to $5,500 will be granted towards the program fee. The award amount is determined by the student’s financial need, other funding sources, and the quality of the project proposal.

REQUIREMENTS

ExpaNDIng Global Access Awardees are required to submit content (including photos, videos, written reflections) to the Study Abroad Office after their program concludes and must commit to sharing about their experience in the program with the ND campus community during the subsequent fall and spring semesters. Opportunities for outreach may include NDI Study Abroad sponsored events during Study Abroad Week, International Education Week, as well as projects of the students’ own initiative.

APPLICATION

Submit a proposal that addresses all of the following questions, in no particular order:

  1. What challenges or barriers have you faced in access to information, support, and/or opportunity to participate in a study abroad program?
  2. How can you bring the impact of your study abroad experience back to campus in a way that helps expand awareness, access, and opportunity for diverse and underrepresented groups to study abroad?
  3. What specific diverse or underrepresented groups would you target for outreach? Why? How? You may want to consider how to connect with existing clubs, offices, programs, resources, etc. on campus.
  4. Is your proposal feasible? Consider the resources available to you to carry out the project. Please note that we do not award extra funds for equipment, production services, etc.

Please limit written responses to no more than 500 words and limit video responses to 5 minutes.

Application deadline is January 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

CONTACT

Please contact Maggie Hook (mremstad@nd.edu) if you have any questions. 

Apply for ExpaNDIng Global Access Award


Sau Ching Foundation Endowment for Excellence

Overview

Established in 2021, NDI in collaboration with the College of Arts & Letters, specifically Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, created a summer abroad scholarship program focused on intercultural learning, diversity and inclusion. The Sau Ching Foundation Endowment for Excellence assists NDI in supporting initiatives and programs that connect the University of Notre Dame with Hong Kong, the Greater China Region, and Asia.

Eligibility
  • Undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking Notre Dame students in good academic standing
  • Participate in an NDI summer study abroad program, or other research program, internship, or language training
  • Preference will be given to students who engage with Hong Kong, the Greater China Region, and Asia and seek engagement with Asian communities around the world by completing research in topics such as Asia and Asian studies
  • Submit a project proposal to outline their plan of engagement for cultural competency development and present at the Annual Student Conference
Funding

Each Sau Ching Global Scholar for Asia will receive a study abroad scholarship of up to $6,000, which can be used for program fee/tuition, airfare and transportation, and housing.

Annual Student Conference on Intercultural Learning and Development

An annual conference will be held during International Education Week each fall. The first conference will be held in November 2023 and will be open to the entire Notre Dame community featuring the Sau Ching Global Scholars for Asia. Each scholar, with the support of NDI and CSLC, is expected to present their projects and bring back their learning experience to Notre Dame.

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

Sau Ching Global Scholars will take the IDI before and after their study abroad program. NDI in collaboration with CSLC will administer the test. NDI and CSLC will support students’ intercultural competency development by holding debrief sessions, explaining core concepts, and working with students to create an action plan for intercultural learning activities.

Project Proposal Submission

Successful proposals will aim to:

  • Solidify core concepts of culture, communication, and intercultural competence
  • Understand cultural differences and explore cultural values
  • Deepen understanding of linguistic and cultural differences
  • Navigate identity and self-awareness
  • Manage cultural transitions and resolve differences

Potential Topics of Research include:

  • Communication styles
  • Culture and identity
  • Auto and hetero stereotyping
  • Cross-cultural communication and community building
  • Conflict resolution styles
  • Third Culture Kids
  • Global leadership

Proposals are due by January 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Contact

Please contact Maggie Hook (mremstad@nd.edu) if you have any questions.

Apply for Sau Ching Foundation Endowment Funds