Global Enrichment

Applications for Global Enrichment trips are accepted about a year prior to the travel dates. To be eligible, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) in a declared program and completed six credits
  • Be able to provide two recommendations from Gateway faculty members
  • Be available to interview in November 2019
  • Be in compliance with department and college policies and free of disciplinary action or progressive discipline action
  • Have or be able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport by January 10, 2020.

Additionally, faculty are eligible to apply, subject to availability, provided they have been hired prior to Dec. 31 of the previous academic year and have been approved for activity request from their dean/supervisor.

You can apply for Global Scholars Study Abroad classes in seven simple steps: 

  1. Find the Study Abroad opportunity you want to pursue below
  2. Complete & submit your application by the deadline with an $80 application fee (full refund by December if not accepted) 
  3. Prepare for interview & presentation: dress in business casual
  4. Attend orientation & meet your classmates 
  5. Register for class via My Gateway during registration for Spring
  6. Attend class as scheduled
  7. Travel to your international destination.

Applications are currently closed, but feel free to explore the application materials here to prepare yourself for what to expect. New opportunities are announced around the midpoint of the Spring semester for the following year.

Australia

Participants will travel to Australia’s East Coast and travel south to Wollongong and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and stay with host families. Participants will learn more about their program area at TAFE (Technical and Further Education) campuses, visit Blue Scope Steel, stunning beaches, and spend a few days in Sydney during their annual Vivid festival of lights. Open to students, alumni, staff and faculty.

Tentative Travel Dates: May or June 2020 (Dates are subject to change based on airfare)​

View the Eligibility and Application Information document

Bali

Participants will travel to Ukraine, the country in the heart of Europe, to experience culture, government, education, leadership, and Ukrainian history in collaboration with local universities in three different regions of the country. Visits to Kiev, central Ukraine, Odessa, the southern port city off the Black Sea shore, and medieval Lviv that borders Poland, will educate you about the cultural, ethnographic, and political diversity of the region. Participants will meet with Peace Corps and tour Chernobyl (nuclear power plant), visit an orphanage, and spend a day with children.  Tour Kiev on a Segway, visit museums in Odessa, and learn about the Ukraine’s role in WWII. Open to students, alumni, staff and faculty.

Tentative Travel Dates: May 1-10, 2020 (Dates are subject to change based on airfare)

View the Eligibility and Application Information document

Ukraine

Participants will travel to Ukraine, the country in the heart of Europe, to experience culture, government, education, leadership, and Ukrainian history in collaboration with local universities in three different regions of the country. Visits to Kiev, central Ukraine, Odessa, the southern port city off the Black Sea shore, and medieval Lviv that borders Poland, will educate you about the cultural, ethnographic, and political diversity of the region. Participants will meet with Peace Corps and tour Chernobyl (nuclear power plant), visit an orphanage, and spend a day with children.  Tour Kiev on a Segway, visit museums in Odessa, and learn about the Ukraine’s role in WWII. Open to students, alumni, staff and faculty.

Tentative Travel Dates: May 1-10, 2020 (Dates are subject to change based on airfare)

View the Eligibility and Application Information document

Glasgow, Scotland & Dublin, Ireland

Participants will stay on campus at New College Lanarkshire, near Glasgow, Scotland. During the visit, they will participate in cross-cultural and academic activities with students. Students will visit Glasgow and the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Students will then fly to Dublin to begin their program with Institute of Study Abroad Ireland in Bundoran, Donegal County. Students will stay in apartments and have daily lectures, field trips, and experience the local music culture. The academic concentration will be on Irish History, Social Justice and Global Citizenship. Surfing lessons will be available. There will be one day in Dublin before returning to the US. Open to students, alumni, staff and faculty.

Tentative Travel Dates: April 21 - May 2, 2020 (Dates are subject to change based on airfare)

View the Eligibility and Application Information document