Florida State University

Global Scholars Program

About Global Scholars:
 The FSU Global Scholars program helps students secure summer internships at nonprofit organizations in developing countries around the world. Developed by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement and currently in its fifth year, Global Scholars' placements are low-cost and high-impact, providing a challenging academic and personal student development experience. FSU students in the program receive training before departure and must complete a capstone research project on an issue facing the overseas community after completing their internship. In the end, the Global Scholars program hopes to cultivate active citizens of the world who can utilize research and critical thinking skills to engage with different cultural perspectives and make a positive impact in the global community.

Please watch this video for an introduction into the Global Scholars world.

Partnership with Omprakash EdGE:
FSU Global Scholars partners with the non-profit organization Omprakash, which helps facilitate the internship connection process and also provides valuable mentorship, training, and networking support. Students will arrange their internships for the summer semester (for a minimum of two months).

For summer 2016, students may choose from 150+ internship placements at a wide range of community organizations located in Central/South America, Africa and Asia. It is possible for more than one student to go to the same organization.

For a small glimpse at possible internship sites, please view the Global Scholars/Omprakash EdGE Info Packet: EdGE Intro Packet More internship possibilities can be viewed at omprakash.org

Program Timeline:

October 8th and 12th: Open information session at 7pm in the Great Hall, 4th floor of the HSF House
November 3rd: Global Scholars applications due. Application can be accessed here.
Around November 25th: students will be notified of their acceptance.
December 3rd: Meeting with all accepted students
December 13th: Confirmation of Participation Form Due; $250 program deposit fee due to Omprakash (FSU’s partner organization); students will be enrolled in spring semester Global Scholars course (INR 3931) and fall semester Global Scholars course (INR 3932) by CRE staff.
After December 13th and before spring classes begin: Receive enrollment packet from Omprakash; select 3 to 5 potential internship placements; create Omprakash EdGE profile.
Spring Semester: Global Scholars' Training Course beings! (day/time TBD).
Summer Semester: 8-12 week internship abroad
Fall Semester: Global Scholars’ Re-entry Course and capstone sharing! (days/times TBD)

Click here for the Global Scholars Application 

Click here for the Global Scholars FAQ

Click here to see the Global Scholars 2015 blog  Click here  to see some photos from past Global Scholars cohorts
Click here to see the Global Scholars 2014 blog   
Click here to see the Global Scholars 2013 blog