Education Abroad

As part of an institution-wide effort to provide high quality programs and celebrate diversity, UNA encourages its students to engage in formal educational activities outside of the United States. To this end, UNA is providing a pool of funds that are available to our full-time students in the form of scholarships to help defray costs related to their participation to university sanctioned and/or UNA credit bearing education abroad programs.
Applicants rewarded a scholarship will be notified via email to their UNA email address and by mail to their campus post office box or home address as listed in Banner. Students are encouraged to apply early. Students awarded a Education Abroad Scholarship must sign to accept the award via email within 30 days. Email submissions are date and time stamped. Deadlines will be strictly adhered to.

Guidelines and Instructions for Education Abroad Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant for UNA's Education Abroad Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing. (as determined by the University);
  2. Has, at the time of program departure, already completed at least one semester of academic study at UNA;
  3. Will be participating in a UNA credit bearing education abroad program or a legitimate credit bearing college/university program at an accredited foreign institution of higher education (as determined appropriate and/or comparable by the University).

Travel for educational activities in foreign countries for which this scholarship may be offered must be associated with the award of academic credit by UNA or another accredited institution of higher education (either within or outside of the United States). Proof of acceptance or enrollment in an academic program meeting this requirement may be requested before the scholarship award is made. Special consideration will be given to students who are fulltime degree seeking and participating in academic experiences offering three-credit hours. Students applying are only eligible to apply for one scholarship per education abroad programs. An international student currently enrolled at UNA may also apply for this scholarship, if he/she meets all criteria listed above and the destination is NOT in his/her home country. 


All applicants must complete and submit an online application below. A required 500 - 1,000 word essay must also be submitted via the online application. No other forms of applications or other forms of submissions will be accepted or considered. Computer problems and failure on the part of the applicants will NOT exempt the applicants from this rule. There will be two rounds of applications depending on when the travel to the destination is scheduled. Deadlines for application submission are as follows:

  1. October 15, 2019
  2. February 15, 2020

Recipients will be so notified in writing from an appropriate administrative office. The education abroad faculty director will be notified when a recipient is notified of scholarship award. A letter will be sent to the recipient's UNA Post Office Box. A "Financial Aid Award" email notification will be sent from Student Financial Services Office. Recipients must sign their agreement accepting the award via email, within 30 days.


Students, faculty, or staff receiving a scholarship under this program must prepare and submit a synopsis of the international learning experience that was made possible, in part, by the scholarship. The synopsis, along with any feedback related to the scholarship program, should be sent to: the education abroad program leader’s email address; and the Vice Provost's email address; and within 45 days of their return to the United States. Additionally, you must commit to giving a presentation and or completing a service requirement as to the international educational experience that is to be arranged at a mutually convenient time between the scholarship recipient and the education abroad program leader. The education abroad program leader will determine completion of these requirements. Failure to fulfill any of these requirements will require recipients to reimburse the University the entire amount of the scholarship awarded.

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Valid files are: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, and XLSXIn an essay of 500-1,000 words, typed on a separate sheet and attached to this application, please discuss why you wish to engage in academic study outside the United States, and how this relates to your broader academic and career goals. The essay must also contain the applicant's full name and UNA ID number, which is your "L005xxxx" number, and destination. Your required essay will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) Clearly stated individual goals and objectives of trip. *What exactly the applicant wants to achieve and accomplish through the intended trip. 2) Relevance of individual goals and objectives to trip. *How the intended trip is likely to help the applicant accomplish the stated individual goals and objectives. 3) Relevance of the trip to the applicant's academic program. *How closely the intended trip is related to the applicant's academic major/minor. 4) Writing and reasoning. *How clearly and well the applicant is presenting his/her reasoning in the essay. Upload Essay in Word (.doc or .docx) Format:

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