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SF State is once again #1 in the Nation for Gilman Scholarships

San Francisco State University has just received the most Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships in the nation for students studying abroad in the 2017-18 academic year. The US State Department recently announced that it awarded nearly 1000 of the prestigious Gilman scholarships to students from 326 colleges and universities for the 2017-18 academic year. SF State led all colleges and universities by receiving 42 scholarships totaling in excess of $200,000 for students studying abroad during the fall 2017 semester and 2017-18 academic year. This is the second year in a row that SF State has received the most Gilman Scholarships.

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Join IEEC's New FB page for Fall 2017

IEEC is the largest and most active student club on campus comprised of students interested in study abroad, study abroad alumni, and international students from our partners around the world. SF State Abroad also has a Facebook page.

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#sfstateabroad is taking off!

Check out the breathtaking photos of study abroad locations and student excursions. For more details on contest, click here. Check out our fall 2016 and spring 2017 winners!

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SF State Abroad Blog

Read what other students are saying about studying abroad and their program. Want to blog yourself? E-mail studyabroad@sfsu.edu

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Go Abroad as a Sophomore

New options for sophomores to take GE (lower and upper division) as well as STEM and Business pre-requisites! Freshman should be applying now to be abroad as a sophomore.

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Applying to Study Abroad?

Applications are online and open now! Have you attended an Info Meeting and an Application Workshop yet? Have you watched the helpful application videos on writing a personal statement or requesting a recommendation from a professor?

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Important Dates

Office Closed - No Advisors

Mon., Sept. 4th - Office Closed for Labor Day
Fri., Nov. 10th - Office Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day
Thu., Nov. 23rd - Office Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Fri., Nov. 24th - Office Closed for Thanksgiving Break

New: Study Abroad Funding Workshop

Fridays at 2:00 pm

This session will explain how to approach the research process of finding funding and planning financially for study abroad.

Study Abroad Information Meetings

Mondays at 10:00 am
Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2:00 pm

Additional Information Meeting and Application Workshop Schedule for Fall 2017

Additional Information Meetings Offered:
Tue., Aug. 22nd at 4:00 pm

Wed., Aug. 23rd at 10:00 am
Thu., Aug. 24th at 11:00 am
Fri., Aug. 25th at 1:00 pm
Mon., Aug. 28th at 2:00 pm
Fri., Sep. 1st at 11:00 am
Fri., Sep. 8th at 10:00 am


Additional Application Workshops Offered:
Mon., Aug. 28th at 3:00 pm
Tue., Aug. 29th at 3:00 pm
Wed., Aug. 30th at 10:00 am
Fri., Sep. 1st at 3:00 pm
Tue., Sep. 5th at 2:00 pm
Wed., Sep. 6th at 3:00 pm
Fri., Sep. 8th at 11:00 am
Tue., Sep. 12th at 10:00 am
Wed., Sep. 13th at 11:00 am
Fri., Sep. 15th at 3:00 pm


Spring 2018: CSU IP Australia, Chile, & South Africa Priority Deadline

Friday, September 1st

Spring 2018: SF State Exchange Deadline

Friday, September 15th

Gilman Scholarship Workshops

Thursday, Sept. 7th at 11:00 am
Friday, Sept. 8th at 3:00 pm
Monday, Sept. 11th at 4:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 14th at Noon
Friday, Sept. 15th at 11:00 am
Monday, Sept. 18th at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 19th at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 1:00 pm

Gilman Scholarship Deadline

Tuesday, October 3rd (9:59 pm)

Fall 2018: CSU IP Waseda Deadline Only

Monday, January 15th

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