The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provides students with unique study abroad opportunities designed to offer life-changing international experiences. As the impact of our global economy grows, so does the need for employers to hire well-rounded citizens who can provide unique perspectives of the traditions, beliefs and values of other cultures.
Studying abroad will open your eyes and give you a fresh perspective on people and the world. When participating in one of our programs, you will go beyond the classroom as you enjoy formative experiences through hands-on learning. You will visit historic sites, meet new people, eat exotic foods and create lasting memories — all while taking courses that apply toward your degree.
UGA and CAES provide a multitude of study abroad options, from two-week adventures to semester-long exchange programs. Don’t let these opportunities pass you by!
Study abroad programs have three main costs: program fees, airfare, and tuition and associated fees. Many students think that funding a study abroad trip is out of reach and out of budget. Luckily, CAES has multiple resources to help students get the funding they need to take advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award
The Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award recognizes an undergraduate student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who has embraced global citizenship in their own community or globally through participation, promotion and/or leadership of international initiatives. Global citizenship does not necessarily mean that you have traveled extensively, but rather that you take an active interest and involvement in cultures different from your own.
The Ratcliffe Scholars Program rewards forward-thinking CAES undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in immersive, hands-on learning experiences outside the confines of a traditional class setting. Eligible experiences may include internships, study abroad programs, research opportunities and any other experiential learning activities deemed appropriate by the selection committee. Ratcliffe Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship and participate in enrichment activities as cohort throughout the year.
International Travel Scholarship
International travel scholarships for $800 are available to support CAES student travel to study abroad programs and international internship programs. Students may apply in one of two application cycles, according to their departure date. Students departing on an international program during the current fall semester or spring semester of the following year should apply between August 1 - November 1. Students departing during the Maymester or summer semester should apply between December 1 - March 1. Applications received by the deadline date will be given full consideration.
Additional Global Programs Scholarships
There are several additional scholarships available for international travel through the Office of Global Programs.
- The Ag Abroad Photo Contest recognizes student photography illustrating agriculture outside of the United States.
- The UGA Office of Global Engagement provides study abroad scholarship opportunities to UGA students.
- National Scholarships are also available for students who wish to study abroad.
Additionally, if you are eligible, you can apply your HOPE scholarship toward tuition costs. Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition for study abroad.
It is never too early to start planning your study abroad adventure. For more information about our programs, contact the Director of Experiential Learning, Amanda Newquist, and the Office of Global Engagement. They can guide you through your options and give you the necessary information to have a successful experience. Also, be sure to contact your academic advisor about how participating in one of our programs can fulfill your degree requirements.