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. Already, 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!
Click the video above to learn about the Global Grants!
Also, see our online International Affairs Global Grants brochure for more information.
If you prefer to mail a check, please make your check payable to the CU Foundation and include on the memo line: "Global Grants Endowment #0151296."
University of Colorado Foundation
Attn: Gift Processing
P.O. Box 17126
Denver, CO 80217-9155
You can also take advantage of CU's "PLEDGE NOW, PAY LATER" option, which allows you to pay later or even over time, while permitting the Global Grants program to benefit IMMEDIATELY from your full commitment. Questions? Visit the University of Colorado Guide to Giving.
Shane Henderson, South Africa
Shane Henderson received a Global Grant to participate in CU Boulder’s Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa Global Seminar. While abroad in Cape Town, he was able to work alongside and see first-hand the ambition of small business, local entrepreneurs and admired that “They are full of hope and are trying to make a better life for their families and their communities with the success of their businesses.”
Kayla Malcy, India
Kayla Malcy received a Global Grant to participate in the SIT India: Sustainable Development and Social Change Program. Malcy learned about different issues facing India, ranging from national parks and displacement to the green revolution and migration. During excursions, she learned methods for saving indigenous crops, and gained experience for how to farm organically and make vermicompost, a rich compost processed by using specific worms to break down organic material.
Stephanie Ahlgrain, Nicaragua
Stephanie Ahlgrain received a Global Grant to participate in the CIEE Nicaragua: Managua Social Justice and Development study abroad program. Ahlgrain shares, "Studying abroad helped me get my job as a Bilingual Case Manager shortly after graduating from CU Boulder. My experience in Nicaragua prepared me to be more understanding of the largely Latino population served at our clinic and helped me develop the Spanish skills needed to communicate with and care for patients."
Benjamin Lourie, Russia
Benjamin Lourie received a Global Grant to participate in the CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg Russian Language program. "The feeling of being more than just a tourist was very rewarding as I wanted to observe the culture and daily life of Russia," explains Lourie. In addition to classes, he lead conversation classes for Russian students improving their English, visited museums, and made friends with locals and fellow abroad students. After graduation, Lourie taught in Russia at Gorno-Altaisk State University as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.
Rachael Willihnganz, Spain
Rachael Willihnganz received a Global Grant to participate in the ISA Spain: Granada Hispanic Studies program with a goal to refine her Spanish language fluency for a career in Hispanic human rights and environmental policy. As part of her program, she volunteered weekly at the Residencia de Mayores San Juan de Dios, engaging with elderly patrons. "I practiced my Spanish language with native speakers and got to hear fascinating stories of childhoods during the Spanish Civil War (from 1936 to 1939) and the rule of Francisco Franco (from 1939 to 1975).
Martha Berhane, Dominican Republic
Martha Berhane received a Global Grant to participate in the CIEE Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo Liberal Arts in Fall 2013 program. "Of my semester abroad, I most value the people I met: they taught me the importance of community building and personal determination to face life challenges," shared Berhane. The people she met, skills she learned, and culture she was able to soak in, gave her a new perspective of the different adversities people around the globe face.
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