Global Enrichment Programs

Global Enrichment programs open to students from any academic program. Gateway works with students to help cover program costs – offering funding up to $750 from Gateway for first-time Study Abroad students, in addition to financial aid eligibility and additional fundraising opportunities. Complete and submit your application below prior to the deadline.

To be eligible, students must: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 2.5 grade point average in declared program
  • Provide two (2) recommendations from Gateway faculty members
  • Interview as part of the application process
  • Comply with department and college policies and remain free of disciplinary action or progressive discipline action
  • Have or obtain a valid U.S. Passport
  • Additionally, staff are eligible to apply, subject to availability, provided they have been hired prior to December 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 and submit your application by the deadline 
  3. Prepare for interview and presentation dressed in business casual attire
  4. Pay your $80 enrollment fee, then attend orientation & meet your classmates 
  5. Register for class via My Gateway during registration 
  6. Attend class as scheduled
  7. Travel to your international destination

Australia

Students will travel to the east coast in the state of New South Wales, Australia to engage in a global enrichment experience with a focus on cultural interaction, education, environment, building leadership skills, and networking. They will immerse themselves in the culture while staying with host families connected to TAFE (Technical and Further Education). Participants will visit classes and learn more about their program area at TAFE Illawarra, Wollongong. Moreover, participants will tour TAFE Institutes, breathtaking beaches, Wildlife Sanctuaries, and Blue Mountains National Park as well as spend three days in Sydney during Vivid (Festival of Light).  Open to students, employees, and alumni.

Tentative Travel Dates:  End of May-Early June (dates subject to change) 

View the Eligibility and Application Information document

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Ireland and Scotland

Participants will begin their program in Dublin taking a cross-country bus ride to the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland in Bundoran, Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way. Participants 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. Participants will then fly to Glasgow and travel to New College Lanarkshire, staying on campus and participating in cross-cultural and academic activities with students and faculty. Participants will experience a Scottish HIghlands day tour of Stirling Castle, the Troussachs, and visit a distillery. Participants will stay for two days in Edinburgh having high tea at Prestonfield House and exploring the Royal Mile.

Tentative Travel Dates: April 28-May 8, 2023 (Dates are subject to change)

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Bali

Meet with school children and assist in teaching English in the classroom.  Then volunteer on an organic farm and harvest salt from the sea with locals. Participants will also have the opportunity to work at the Disability Foundation in Bali. The focus will be on education, environment, and economic improvement in a developing country. Participants will be engaged in local culture, language, and create connections with the community. Participants will have the opportunity to climb the volcano Mt. Batur, visit rice terraces, a monkey forest, and temples. Open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni. 

Tentative Travel Dates: May 1-12, 2023 (Dates are subject to change)

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 Eswatini, Africa

Students will experience a different culture and get a deeper understanding of the issues and problems related to living in a developing country.  Visit Hosea’s Heart, which is a home and school for young girls who have been rescued from the human trafficking. Students will participate in teaching about physical health as well as opportunities for them in health care careers. Students will also learn about the HIV and epidemics, visiting an HIV clinic run by Avert, Inc. in Manzini, as well as a TB/HIV clinic run by Baylor Medical School. Students will engage with other college students, when visiting the Eswatini Christian Medical University. Stay at a Mlilwane Wildlife sanctuary, and experience the wildlife and nature of Africa. Engage in various cultural experiences, including a safari at Hlane Royal National Park, a visit to a local market, a visit to a Umphakatsi Cultural Center, hiking on a nearby mountain trail and ziplining through the African hills.

Tentative Travel Dates: May 1-12 , 2023 (Dates are subject to change)

View the Eligibility and Application Information document

Apply Online - Students