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Boren Scholarship Session

The University of Illinois National and International Scholarships Program will be hosting an information session on National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships on Thursday, November 1 at 3:00 in room 514 at 807 S. Wright Street. We will provide participants with information about the program and tips on filling out competitive applications. The campus application deadline is January 16 for any study between May 2013 and May 2014 (all students are eligible for semester or year-long programs while some students may be eligible for summer intensive language programs as well). Students are encouraged to begin writing application drafts this fall.
The Boren provides study abroad scholarships of $6,000-$20,000 for a full academic year or $4,000-$10,000 for a semester for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on almost any study abroad program. These are merit-based scholarships (approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards including multiple University of Illinois students every year). In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security—generally the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, or the Intelligence Community within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Winners also receive priority-hiring status. Further information is available at

Please direct questions to David Schug by email at or at the fifth floor, Illini Union Bookstore Building, 807 South Wright Street.
David Schug, Director
National and International Scholarships Program  |  University of Illinois
Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, MC-317  |  807 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820
ph: (217) 333-4710  |  fax: (217) 244-4851  |


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Don’t miss this opportunity to study international agribusiness supply chains by experiencing them first-hand in Brazil!  This program is open to ALL majors!
The program has three components: a course in the spring semester of 2013, a two-week study tour to Brazil from May 11-25, 2013 and a final presentation in the fall of 2013.
The 2013 IBIP program will be headed to Brazil, May 11-25, 2013. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors graduating in December 2013 are encouraged to apply. May 2013 graduating Seniors will not be considered.
The program is housed in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and is cross-listed in the College of Business (ACE/BADM 436) and works closely with many of the Title VI Cultural Centers as well as CIBER, Center for International Business Education and Research.
The program requires a $1,900 course fee, to be paid in three installments. Students are also responsible for airfare. Students are encouraged to apply for internal IBIP scholarship support after having been admitted to the program. In addition, students should apply for the study abroad funds that the colleges offer.
During the spring semester, the course will focus on international business in Brazil. Students will become experts in one particular industry from a comparative perspective, working in teams. During the study tour, we will visit multinational companies, regulators, farmers, and local companies.  The course ends with a 6-week project in the fall of 2013 wherein which students will work in teams to produce a research movie using iMovie technology.  This fall semester short course is taught by a CITES eLearning professional.
For more information contact Jessa Barnard at or Lynnea Johnson at and check  out former student experiences at