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 sixth 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.

Read the 2017 Global Scholars blog here

Apply for Global Scholars 2018 here  

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 2018, 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

Program Timeline:

October 13th at 12:30pm and October 17th at 5:30pm: Open information session at in the Great Hall, 4th floor of the HSF House
November 1st: Global Scholars applications due. Application can be accessed here.
Around November 22nd: students will be notified of their acceptance.
November 28th at 5:30pm: Meeting with all accepted students
December 12th: 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), summer semester Global Scholars course (INR 4905) and fall semester Global Scholars course (INR 3932) by CRE staff.
After December 12th 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! (Thursdays 3:35 - 5:15pm).
Summer Semester: 8-12 week internship abroad
Fall Semester: Global Scholars' Re-entry Course and capstone sharing! (select Fridays 3-5pm)

Click here for the Global Scholars Application

Click here for the Global Scholars FAQ

Click here to see the Global Scholars 2016 blog
Click here to see the Global Scholars 2015 blog
Click here to see the Global Scholars 2014 blog
Click here to see the Global Scholars 2013 blog
Click here to see some photos from past Global Scholars cohorts

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