If you are interested in studying abroad, your first step is to complete the Education Abroad Questionnaire. We will contact you to schedule a meeting to discuss your education abroad options.
If you are interested in studying abroad, then you will need to get a United States passport. The Center has developed Passport 101, to assist you, if you still have questions feel free to contact the Center for International Studies and Global Change.
The following study abroad providers are authorized providers for Tougaloo College.
There are plenty of programs to choose from!
American Institute for Foreign Study
As a leader of cultural exchange and international educational opportunities, the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) has sent over 1.5 million people abroad since its establishment in 1964. Each year, the organization awards deserving students and universities with over $800,000 in financial support, grants, and scholarships, with funds available for both summer and semester programs.
Council on International Educational Exchange
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.
Knowledge Exchange Institute
The Knowledge Exchange Institute was founded in 1997 on the belief that study abroad should go beyond liberal arts education and cultural exchange to include discipline-specific studies and professional development.
From the beginning, KEI worked to develop affordable comprehensive programs that integrate courses, internships and cultural interaction. Our goal was, and continues to this day, to provide education abroad programs that allow students to gain practical experience and enhance their understanding of the world through cultural and social immersion.
Studio Arts College International
SACI’s mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a challenging, life-enhancing experience in the center of Florence in traditional and contemporary studio arts, design, conservation, and art history. Students directly access centuries of Italian culture through a wide range of courses of academic excellence. SACI engages in leading areas of research and exploration, interacts with the community through artistic and social programs, and prepares students to excel in their chosen field.
CISGC is currently working with a number of Tougaloo faculty to develop custom-designed faculty-led study abroad programs for undergraduate students. These faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs will be administered by CISGC in partnership with faculty and staff program leaders. If you are interested in joining a class with a student abroad component, please make initial inquiries with your professor, academic advisor or CISGC.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities China Scholarship Network
Tougaloo College students interested in exploring opportunities for academic research and professional study can apply for the China Study Abroad Scholarship through the HBCU-China Scholarship Network. The Chinese Ministry of Education awarded the scholarships to assist students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the cost of studying in another China.
In 2014, the HBCU – China Scholarship Network became a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) formed by a pilot group of eight HBCU presidents, including President Beverly Wade Hogan of Tougaloo College, to facilitate the implementation of 1,000 long-term scholarships awarded to HBCUs by Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong. The Network serves as an umbrella organization to manage the China scholarship program, including tracking participating HBCUs, their students and usage of the scholarships.
Under the scholarships, students can study in China for a period of 6 weeks up to 2 years. The scholarships are funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Chinese Government Funding Commitment
- Room & Board
- Some meals
Student or Sponsor Commitment
- International airfare (round trip)
- Chinese visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Discretionary spending money while in China, including some meals
Wilson Global Communications serves as the clearinghouse for the Network in the U.S., managing and coordinating international communication and activities of the Network to facilitate partnerships formed between Network member institutions and Chinese universities. In coordination with Wilson Global, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), the appointed arm of China’s Ministry of Education, serves as the clearinghouse for participating universities in China.
For more information contact the CISGC.