International Travel Funding

Students try herring in the Netherlands during their trip abroad in 2018. They traveled as part of the Sustainable Transportation Abroad course.

Civil and environmental engineering students have access to several dedicated funding sources to support their travels overseas. Whether you're planning an organized study abroad trip or just traveling to experience the world, an international work experience or a research trip, we have alumni who want to help you pay for it. Explore all of our study abroad funds here — and keep in mind that each fund has slightly different requirements and a dedicated application.

Questions? Please email global@ce.gatech.edu.

Which Fund is Right for Me?

  MUNDY GLOBAL LEARNING ENDOWMENT HIGGINBOTHAM BEYOND THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE FELDMAN
STUDY
ABROAD
FUND
TYSON
STUDY
ABROAD
FUND
U.S. Citizenship Required Yes No No Yes
Class Standing Undergraduate and Graduate students Undergraduate and Graduate students Undergraduate students only Undergraduate students only
Trip Purpose Study abroad, work experiences, research, or just travel for the sake of exploring the world. Outside-the-classroom experiences, such as jobs or internships (domestic or international), research experiences, or other professional learning opportunities. Non-academic experiences that extend or enhance the meaning and perspective of your already funded overseas experience. Study abroad or internship experiences, preferably for a full academic semester.
Final Report Yes, in a format of your choosing. Please also share photos and videos. Due TWO WEEKS after your return. Yes, detailing your work experience along with photos. Reports are due 30 DAYS after the conclusion of your Beyond the Classroom Experience. Yes, in the form of a note to Mr. Feldman about how you used the fund and what you learned from the experience. Reports are due 30 DAYS after the conclusion of your trip. Yes, providing details about the study abroad or work experience along with photos. Reports are due 30 DAYS after the completion of your internship or study abroad semester.
Other Considerations None None. And keep in mind you don't necessarily have to travel abroad to apply for this fund! None Should participate in one of these campus organizations: Baptist Student Union, Catholic Center, Episcopal Campus Ministries, Lutheran Campus Ministries, Wesley Foundation
No. of Awards per Year Generally 60 – 70 1 – 3 1 2 – 3
Application MUNDY APPLICATION HIGGINBOTHAM APPLICATION FELDMAN APPLICATION TYSON APPLICATION

 

International Travel Funds

Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment

The Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment provides financial support for CEE students seeking to participate in individual or group international travel. Students may seek funding to help support travel for research, long- or short-term study abroad programs, internships, or just independent international travel.  The endowment gives students the opportunity to live, work, or study in a different culture and by doing so gain a global perspective on engineering, the arts, and geo-politics. International travel fosters independence and understanding and allows students to engage in cross-cultural communication. All of these benefits add value to your Georgia Tech degree and help create the next generation of global engineer-leaders. Mundy scholars have traveled the world. We invite you to be next!

 

 

Learn more about our Global Engineering Leadership Minor and this class trip.

 

Alex Zickar on a bridge in Amsterdam during his European study abroad trip.

“In the end, I think the most crucial virtue I’ll take away from this summer is tolerance and the importance of accepting peoples’ differences. The world is full of differing ideas, cultures and beliefs. We all carry ourselves in different ways, and getting the chance to explore a bit more of the world has shown me just how important it is to understand how others live their lives. It’s not enough to live life in the dark, sheltered by a blanket of ignorance. I wanted a broader education, and that’s precisely what I got.”

– Alex Zickar, who traveled to Europe with Mundy funds in summer 2014

 

 

Higginbotham Beyond the Classroom Experience Fund

Undergraduate Maggie Lindsey conducts a site visit at Gaddi Baithak in Kathmandu, Nepal. The 100-year-old palace was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2015. Lindsey was an intern with Miyamoto International, which was restoring the UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo: Binod Shrestha)
Undergraduate Maggie Lindsey, left, conducts a site visit at the Gaddi Baithak in Kathmandu, Nepal, with structural engineer Priyanka Singh. The 100-year-old palace was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2015. Lindsey worked on the project an intern with Miyamoto International, which was restoring the UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo: Binod Shrestha)
 

The Elizabeth B. and William E. Higginbotham Beyond the Classroom Experience Fund is a new opportunity for civil and environmental engineering students to apply their engineering knowledge and skills in real-world situations.

Created in 2017 by alumnus Bill Higginbotham and his wife, Elizabeth, the fund supports outside-the-classroom experiences for a handful of students each year. That could include jobs or internships (domestic or international), research experiences, or other professional learning opportunities.

Eligibility

Only undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are eligible.

Requirements

  • A completed application with an itemized budget of expected work and, if applicable, travel costs
  • An essay detailing specific work plans and the expected outcomes of the experience
  • Proof of the job, internship, or other experiential opportunity, such as a letter of support or offer letter
  • A final report that provides details about the work experience along with photos. Reports are due 30 days after the conclusion of your Beyond the Classroom Experience.

Please Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

Deadlines and Review Process

  • Applications for spring semester funding are due October 1.
  • Applications for summer semester funding are due March 1.
  • Applications for fall semester funding are due June 1.

Application review generally takes four weeks from the deadline, so you should expect decisions early the following month.

Download Beyond the Classroom Experience Application (Word)
 
Download Beyond the Classroom Experience Application (PDF)
 

Once completed, application packages must be emailed as a single PDF file to global@ce.gatech.edu. Please include Higginbotham Beyond the Classroom Experience in the subject line.

Tyson Study Abroad Endowment

A plane wing gliding above white clouds with mountain peaks in the distance. (Photo: Brittney Vidal)
 

The Nadia A. and Robert W. Tyson Study Abroad Fund provides support for undergraduate civil and environmental engineering students who plan to participate in a Georgia Tech-organized study abroad program or have arranged for an internship abroad. The Tysons particularly want to fund students planning to spend an entire semester or academic term overseas.

Proceeds from the endowment typically provide awards for several students each year.

Eligibility

Only undergraduate students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are eligible. Students must be U.S. citizens, and they should participate in one of the campus organizations below:

  • Baptist Student Union
  • Catholic Center
  • Episcopal Campus Ministries
  • Lutheran Campus Ministries
  • Wesley Foundation

Requirements

  • A completed application with an itemized budget of expected expenditures
  • An essay detailing specific study abroad or work plans and the expected outcomes of the experience
  • If applicable, proof of the internship, such as a letter of support or offer letter.
  • A final report that provides details about the study abroad or work experience along with photos. Reports are due 30 days after the completion of your internship or study abroad semester.

Please Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

Deadlines and Review Process

  • Applications for spring semester funding are due October 1.
  • Applications for summer semester funding are due March 1.
  • Applications for fall semester funding are due June 1.

Application review generally takes four weeks from the deadline, so you should expect decisions early the following month.

Download Tyson Study Abroad Fund Application (Word)
 
Download Tyson Study Abroad Fund Application (PDF)
 

Once completed, application packages must be emailed as a single PDF file to global@ce.gatech.edu. Please include Tyson Study Abroad Fund Application in the subject line.

Feldman Study Abroad Endowment

Spices in a market in Istanbul, Turkey, where civil engineering undergraduate Adriel Hsu spent a semester studying at Bogazici University (Photo: Adriel Hsu) Maimuna Jallow, a civil engineering junior, takes in the view in Interlaken, Switzerland, one of the many places in Europe she visited during her semester at Georgia Tech-Lorraine. (Photo Courtesy: Maimuna Jallow)
Civil engineering undergraduate Brittney Vidal stands in front of Stonehenge in England, one of the many sites she visited during her study abroad semester in London. Vidal said she realized she wanted to dedicate her career to structural engineering while lying in the grass and marveling at the famous stone structure. (Photo: Diana Chumak) Civil engineering undergrad Andrew Melissas diving during his semester studying abroad in Australia. (Photo Courtesy: Andrew Melissas)
 

The James B. Feldman Study Abroad Endowment is a new opportunity for civil and environmental engineering students to supplement their study abroad plans with a non-academic experience that extends or enhances the meaning and perspective they receive from their overseas experience.

Created in 2018 by alumnus Jim Feldman, BCE 1977, and his wife, Amy, the endowment provides $1,000 to one student per year who already has planned and funded their study abroad trip.

The funds may be used to spend extra time in the destination country after the end of the academic program, to pay for weekend travel the student couldn’t otherwise afford, or other non-academic experiences.

Eligibility

Only undergraduate students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are eligible. Preference is given to students with an interest in careers in the construction industry.

Requirements

  • A completed application with an itemized budget of expected expenditures
  • Proof of an upcoming study abroad trip, such as a letter of support or program acceptance letter
  • A final note for Mr. Feldman that provides a brief summary of how you used the fund and what you learned from the experience. Reports are due 30 days after the conclusion of your trip.

Please Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

Deadlines and Review Process

Keep in mind, only one student per year will receive funding.

  • Applications for spring semester funding are due October 1.
  • Applications for summer semester funding are due March 1.
  • Applications for fall semester funding are due June 1.

Application review generally takes four weeks from the deadline, so you should expect decisions early the following month.

Download Feldman Study Abroad Fund Application (Word)
 
Download Feldman Study Abroad Fund Application (PDF)
 

Once completed, application packages must be emailed as a single PDF file to global@ce.gatech.edu. Please include Feldman Study Abroad Fund Application in the subject line.