How to Fund Your Study Abroad Workshop

How to Fund Your Study Abroad Trip

February 3, 2022 at Noon- Register Now.  This joint presentation with the OCC Study Abroad Advisor and OCC Financial Aid Counselor will clarify the mysteries of FAFSA & show you how to be strategic, to get the largest financial aid amount.  We'll also present several scholarship options. We'll teach you a method for how to budget for a large purchase, and some creative ways students have saved/fundraised for their goals. View the video of the last Fund Your Study Abroad Workshop.

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Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop 

Register Here for the next workshop

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship offers up to $5,000 towards study abroad programs for Pell Grant eligible students. This scholarship also provides students with non-competitive eligibility (NCE)  for jobs with the U.S. Federal Government! OCC students consistently are awarded this scholarship and OCC was named a Top Producing School by Gilman in 2018. Read the Coast Report article. Don't let this one pass you by! 

The Gilman application also requires a follow on service project. View the videos for more information on the program, application process and tips on writing competitive essays.

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Watch the video of the last Gilman Workshop

The Gilman McCain Scholarship offers up to $5000.00 towards study abroad programs for dependents of active Military service members who are receiving federal financial aid. If you qualify for this, you may still apply for the Gilman scholarship also, but you can only recieve one or the other. 

Gilman Partnership Scholarships - There are additional Gilman scholarships available through partnerships to France, New Zealand, Wales, & Portugal!

Faculty Information Sessions:

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Rome Info Sessions

 March 27, 5 pm OCC Art Center Room 322

 Contact professor Chris Kerins for questions.

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French Language Program in Paris Information Sessions with Lia Raileanu:

Contact professor Lia Raileanu for Spring 2022 meeting dates and times & zoom links 


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Spanish Language Program in Madrid Info Sessions with Jocelyn Sherman-Falcioni

  • Feb 11 at Noon on Zoom
  • Tuesday March 1, 4:45 in the new LLSS building, Room 333 
  • Monday, April 4, at 6:00pm on zoom

Register here

Contact professor Sherman-Falcioni for questions.


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Italian Language Program in Florence Info Sessions with Franca Hamber: 

Contact professor Franca Hamber for zoom links & Meeting dates and times.