Thanks to the generous support of the International Affairs Advisory Board, Global Grants support IAFS students undertaking a CU Boulder Study Abroad program. Global Grants are need- and merit-based scholarships intended to send more of our majors abroad to gain a global experience. Global Grant recipients have received awards to study in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. We welcome your involvement in our Global Grants initiative, our core study abroad scholarship!
Why Give to the Global Grant Fund?
Your gift supports current students and has a long term impact on the lives of those who have received a Global Grant Scholarship. Without the Global Grant Scholarship, many students are unable to go abroad. Education abroad has a signficant impact on many students' lives and often leads them toward careers and opportunities they had never expected. Supporting the Global Grants Scholarship supports students' futures! Read about the impact that education abroad has had on many of our Global Grants Recipients below.
- Global Grant Recipient Studying Abroad (Spring 2023): Kyrianna (IAFS & HIST, '25) has great stories to share with you from her first month in Barcelona! Read about her luck in getting the "king" during her host family's celebration of Dia de los Tres Reyes and about the architect behind much of Barcelona's unique architecture. Kyrianna hopes to attend law school when she graduates from CU Boulder.
- Previous Global Grant Recipeint: Niamh (IAFS & ECON, '23) studied abroad last summer in Oaxaca, Mexico with the support of a Global Grant Scholarship. She used her time there to conduct field research for her Honors Thesis on migration shelters in Mexico. She will be defending her thesis this Spring 2023 and plans to graduate with honors.
- Global Grant CU Boulder Alum: Stephanie (IAFS & ANTH, '13) received a Global Grant Scholarship to study abroad in Nicaragua in 2011. After graduating from CU Boulder with an International Affairs and Anthropology degree in 2013, Stephanie has been working in Mexico City, Mexico since 2014 and is the Capacity Development Officer for FHI 360 (as of February, 2023). Check out her story.