International Travel Awards

Whether studying abroad in Dubai, or interning in Beijing, international experiences ensure that you will be ready to work in a global marketplace. International travel has its own financial demands on top of program fees and tuition. To make these invaluable experiences a reality for more students than ever before, School of Business donors are helping to fund global travel.

Applications

Deadlines are TBD

Application Materials

To best prepare your application materials and to determine your eligibility for individual awards, see criteria below, and download the following checklist: Application Checklist | Instructions | Process

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for some awards and must be submitted by the priority deadline.

Helpful Contacts

Plan ahead! The best way to ensure that you have financial assistance when you are ready to book your study abroad experience is to begin your travel research and journey early. Here are a few helpful contacts in the School of Business:

If you are not sure about your travel plans, please contact Stacey Hassard, SB Global Studies Coordinator, to discuss your options | hassardsk@cofc.edu

If you would like more information regarding international internships, please contact Dr. Rene Mueller, Professor | muellerr@cofc.edu

If you are a Hospitality and Tourism Management student, please contact Jeremy Clement, to discuss international internships | clementj@cofc.edu 

If you have questions about the International Travel Awards Common Application, please contact Hayden Smith, Assistant Director Student Engagement | smithhl1@cofc.edu

For additional financing and scholarship options, visit the Center for International Education.

Individual Award Eligibility Criteria

Cahill International Travel Award (HTMT interns)

The Cahill HTMT International Internship Award was created by Michael and Tania Cahill of La Canada-Flintridge, CA.  Their daughter, Isabel, graduated from the College of Charleston in 2014 with Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTMT). The Cahill Award annually funds international internships to declared HTMT major who proposes use of the funding to support participation in an international internship.

Declared hospitality and tourism management major, minor or concentration with at least 30 earned credit hours at time of international internship. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Demonstrated maturity of travel plans and commitment to complete an international internship during the specified award year. Preference may be given to applicants who arrange for homestay housing while interning abroad.

Knox Global Scholarship

Declared School of Business major with at least 30 earned credit hours at time of study abroad. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Intended completion of a study abroad program for academic credit during the scholarship year. Preference may be given to applicants studying abroad with CofC sponsored and longer-term overseas programs.

Knox Global Financial Need Scholarship

Declared School of Business major with at least 30 earned credit hours at time of study abroad. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Intended completion of a study abroad program for academic credit during the scholarship year. Must file FAFSA for the scholarship year by March 1st priority deadline. Preference may be given to applicants studying abroad with CofC sponsored and longer-term overseas programs.

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