Global Scholars

Employers today look for people who can work and communicate effectively in a diverse environment. They want people with initiative and leadership skills. A service project in Belize or global project with a German team would grab a potential employer's attention. 

Built around Gateway’s academic programs, Global Scholar study abroad opportunities are typically two to three weeks in length, planned around breaks to work with student schedules. They typically cost less than $3,000. Gateway also works with students to help cover program costs – funding up to $750 from Gateway, financial aid eligibility and additional fundraising opportunities. Applications are typically taken one year prior to travel.

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 declared program
  • Be able to provide two (2) 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
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport by January 10, 2020

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.

Hessen Exchange

Students will visit our sister school, Kaufmannische Schulen-Hanau in Germany. Business and Medical Assistant students will visit program specific classes and tour companies in their field. Students will immerse themselves in the culture and stay with host families. Students will study the culture of their destination along with program material through an International Biz Squad class before they leave. Students will visit Frankfurt and other historic places. Open to students enrolled in Business or Information Technology or Medical Assistant programs only.

Tentative Travel Dates: April/May 2020 (Dates are subject to change based on airfare)

View the Eligibility and Application Information document

Morocco Exchange

Gateway Technical College students will work on an International Biz Squad project and will collaborate with instructors and students from Ecole Superieure de Technologie (EST) in Oujda, Morocco to address industry issues facing local businesses. Once in Morocco, students will visit the medieval city of Marrakech, and ride a camel through the palm grove stopping at an authentic Berber home. In Casablanca, visit the Hassan II Mosque (the largest Mosque in Africa), and see royal landmarks in the capital city of Rabat. Students will spend the last 6 nights with a host family in Oujda immersing themselves in the captivating culture of Morocco. With EST instructors and students as their guide, they will tour the EST campus, complete the Moroccan Biz Squad project, visit local businesses and visit the Government office in Berkane to learn about Moroccan government and to do an analysis of the public works data center. This program is open to Business and Information Technology students only.

Tentative Travel Dates: May 27 - June 9, 2020 (Dates are subject to change based on airfare)

View the Eligibility and Application Information document

South Africa

Participants will visit South Africa and participate in service learning projects in their specific program areas, students will work side-by-side with doctors and nurses in hospitals and clinics, daycare centers, and dental home care visits. This multi-disciplinary project will actively engage students in projects teaching them to problem solve in a variety of international cultural situations. Visit beaches, Kei River, nature reserves, and Nelson Mandela’s house. Only open to Nursing, Physical Therapy, Early Childhood, and Dental Assistant students who have completed six credits.

Tentative Travel Dates: April 24-May 7, 2020 (Dates are subject to change based on airfare)

View the Eligibility and Application Information document