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Community Engagement and Development Grant

Smeal students interested in an international service learning, study abroad or internship now have funding available through a grant from a dedicated and supportive alumnus, Bill Lane.  The Community Engagement  and Development Grant will assist students with funding for unpaid international experiences that focus on helping people primarily in third-world locations. The application opens in the spring for Smeal students engaging in a summer program.

Applications for summer 2019 may be submitted until February 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm in 202 Business Building and consist of:

  • Application Form - will re-open January 2019
  • Essay Question Response
  • Resume

Awarded funds will be made upon proof of successful completion of the program, and apply toward tuition billed for fall 2018 or later.

Smeal students may propose another program in their application that is consistent with the focus of the grant.

Examples of Eligible Summer Programs

Cape Town, South Africa: Global Leadership Academy (Summer) Cape Town, George, Grahamstown, Hobeni South Africa
Arusha, Tanzania: Biology of Eco-Health (Summer) Arusha Tanzania
Mang'ula, Tanzania: Parks and People: Landscape Architecture (Summer) Mang'ula, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa Masoko, Mikumi, Morogoro Tanzania
San Jose, Costa Rica: Renewable Energy (Summer) San José Costa Rica
Turrialba, Costa Rica: Spanish for the Agricultural Sciences (Summer) Turrialba Costa Rica
Puebla, Mexico: Spanish Language, Art and Mexican Culture (Summer) Puebla, Coetzalan, Mexico City, Oaxaca Mexico
Lima, Peru: Cross-cultural Engagement and STEM (Summer) Lima Peru

For more information make an appointment with a member of the Smeal Office of International Programs.