Global Scholars Program

About Global Scholars:
The FSU Global Scholars program helps students secure summer internships at nonprofit organizations in the Global South (Asia, Africa, Latin America). Currently in its seventh year, this program was developed by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement and provides students with a challenging academic and personal student development experience that is both low-cost and high-impact. Global Scholars receive training before departure, complete a class-based research project during their internships, and connect their experience abroad back to the Tallahassee community in the form of a capstone project upon their return. The Global Scholars program was designed 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 2018 Global Scholars blog here

Apply for Global Scholars 2019 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 2019, students may choose from 150+ internship placements at a wide range of community organizations located in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 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 8th at 12:30pm and October 11th 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 27th at 5:30pm: Meeting with all accepted students
December 11th: 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 11th 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! (TBA).
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 2018 blog
Click here to see the Global Scholars 2017 blog
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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