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International Travel Awards

At the School of Business, WE GO FARTHER. 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 these added expenses.

That’s right, by taking the trip of your lifetime, you could be eligible for thousands of dollars in travel and tuition support. Let us help you GO FARTHER and see more.

Application Availability

APPLICATION LINK

Applications for 2018-2019 International Travel Awards will be available on December 1, 2017 and are due by MIDNIGHT March 1, 2018.

Application Materials

To best prepare your application materials and to determine your eligibility for individual International Travel Awards, download the following checklists:

Application Checklist | Instructions | Process

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for some International Travel funds and must be submitted by the priority deadline of MIDNIGHT February 15, 2018.

FAFSA

Helpful Contacts

Plan ahead! The best way to ensure that you have financial assistance when you are ready to book your trip is to begin your journey and your travel research early. Attend info sessions hosted by international travel staff members, right here in the School of Business:

If you are not sure about your travel plans, please contact Cantrelle Gilliard, SB Global Studies Coordinator, to attend an info session and discuss your options | GilliardCN@cofc.edu

If you would like more information regarding international internships, please contact Dr. Marvin Gonzalez, Associate Professor | gonzalezm@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


If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the School of Business Student Success Center | (843) 953-5852

Individual Award Eligibility Criteria

Cahill International Travel Award for HTM 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.

Ory Williams Student Award for Global Travel

The Ory Williams Student Award for Global Travel funds international study experiences for undergraduate business majors. The Ory Williams award aims to make global learning experiences more financially feasible for students. By helping to cover various travel expenses associated with global learning, students are able to experience the world beyond our borders. The Ory Williams Award advances the School of Business’ mission to incorporate global perspective and learning into the experiences we provide all of our majors. 

Declared School of Business major with at least 30 earned credit hours at time of international travel. Demonstrated maturity of travel plans and commitment to complete a global learning experience (study abroad or international internship) during the specified award year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference may be given to applicants who are applying for longer-term overseas study/internship.     

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