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Office of International Studies in Education

Graduate Study Abroad

Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding


In 2009, the College of Education created a Fellowship program to send a group of graduate students to China for three weeks of immersion in Chinese academic culture at the Southwest University, Beibei Chongqing. In 2011, the college formally expanded the Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding (FEGU) program to include faculty-led programs to China, Botswana, and Vietnam. Since 2011 faculty have also led groups in FEGU study abroad programs in Cyprus, Indonesia, Mexico, Cuba, and the Netherlands. The college provides support for the Fellowship programs in order to further our mission of promoting global perspectives on educational cultures, policies and practices.


In the summer of 2019, the College will offer one fellowship program for doctoral students. The doctoral fellowship program, focused on the theme "Relationships among Place, Space, Education, Development, and Diverse Identities," will involve a study trip in May/early June 2019. Click here to view more information on the 2019 Fellowship’s focus, locations, and general itinerary.

OISE will hold two information sessions regarding the doctoral fellowship program. These sessions are designed for students to learn more about the goals of the fellowship, expectations for students participating in the fellowship program, the application process, and an overview of this year’s program. We encourage you to attend one of the information session if possible. Click here to view the slides from the sessions.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Julie Sinclair at or Christine Caster at


Application Process

Deadline for application submission: Friday, November 2, 2018 by 9:00 a.m. EST

The 2019 FEGU Student Application contains a timeline of application steps, along with detailed Fellowship requirements.  Please review the timeline and requirements carefully before completing your application. 

Click here to download the 2019 FEGU Student Application.

For general questions please contact Dr. Julie Sinclair at or Christine Caster at For program specific questions, please contact the trip leader(s).