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Welcome to Education Abroad
at the University of Massachusetts Amherst! 

UMass Amherst and other
U.S. College Students who
want to study abroad

Studying abroad is one of the most exciting opportunities available at UMass Amherst and one of the best ways to internationalize a college education. Explore this web site to find answers to your study abroad questions about planning, program options, the application process, financial matters, and what UMass Amherst expects of study abroad participants. With over 400 UMass Amherst-sponsored programs in more than 50 countries around the world, the "world awaits" each and every student. Become one of over 1000 UMass undergraduates going abroad each year.

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Do you receive a Pell Grant?  Do you want to study abroad?  GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT DEADLINE:  TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is a federal scholarship program aimed specifically at Pell Grant recipients, and the students receiving this award can get $3000 - $5000 scholarship towards the cost of a study abroad program.  Students applying to programs that include language study in one of the “Critical Languages” (for example, Turkish, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Swahili) can potentially receive an additional award of $3000 towards the cost of the program.


The Early Application Deadline for Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 is:  Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Regular Application Deadline for Summer 2016 and for Fall 2016 or 2016-17 Academic Year is:  Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

IPO Education Abroad Advisors and CMASS Advisors want to read YOUR draft application essays to support your application efforts.   We strongly advise you to draft your Gilman application essays EARLY in order to have time for feedback from advisors and polishing your final version to increase your chances of getting an award.

For more online information, go to:

For more advising information, stop by:
*the Education Abroad Advising Center, Rm. 455, Hills South, open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*the IPO Advising Desk in the Learning Commons, lower level of thw DuBois Library, open Monday – Thursday, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. (starting Monday, September 28)

View the winning photos of the Spring 2015 Photo Contest HERE!

Note: The study abroad programs listed on this site are for students enrolled full-time in a U.S. college or university. Some programs are available to UMass Amherst students only.

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