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Study Abroad Handbook

Many times students have unique experiences while studying abroad, including: language issues, culture shock, scheduling problems, and personal behaviors not typical of your home experience. The information provided to you in this handbook should begin to answer most of your pre-travel questions.

Study Abroad Handbook


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university.

Workshops and 1x1 appointments are available for students applying for the Gilman Scholarship through the Engaged Learning Office. Follow the link to schedule an appointment. For assistance with the essay portions of the scholarship application we highly recommend students to seek help from the SLCC Student Writing & Reading Center. They are an amazing resource to students and can help you brainstorm ideas, revising and editing essays and more. Online and in-person appointments are available!

The Learning Abroad Office at the University of Utah has compiled excellent writing tips for scholarship essay questions! If you are considering applying for any study abroad scholarship, and specifically for the Gilman Scholarship, be sure to review the below tips to make sure your application and essay questions stand out.

Salt Lake Community College Scholarships

Financial Aid Information

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Phone: 801-957-4410

Diversity Scholarship

Salt Lake Community College is dedicated to promoting and engaging our students in High-Impact Practices! Study Abroad is a High-Impact Practice and because of this, we offer Study Abroad scholarships to first generation students from diverse backgrounds as well as need-based funding. Tell us why you would like to attend one of our Study Abroad programs and why you can use this scholarship by filling out our scholarship application.

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Critical Need Language Award

If you are interested in learning a language and language immersion, the Critical Need Language award could be an excellent opportunity for you! This program offers many language learning experiences to include Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and more. For more information, you can read about local CNL student Kimber Young’s experience here or check out the CNL Award website!

*Note: students participating in SLCC’s Japanese Language Program do not qualify for this award.

Diverse Student Resources

African American Student Resources

Hispanic American Student Resources

Asian/Pacific Islander American Students

Native American Students

LGBTQAI+ Student Resources

Looking for more resources or didn't find what you need? Visit the University of Utah's Learning Abroad Diversity & Identity Abroad Guides.

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Any students can apply! All participants must be a SLCC student and willing to take the credit-bearing course tied to the Study Away program. Students that are studying at other universities are welcome but must take the SLCC course.
Yes! All Study Away programs are tied to a three-credit hour course, and participation in the course is required.
It depends on the program length and destination, but domestic trips cost between $1,000-$1,800 and Study Abroad costs between $3,000-$4,000. Please check the individual trip webpages to see specific costs for each program.
Trips vary in length and it depends on the specific program. The Domestic Study trips are between 7- 10 days. Study Abroad trips are typically between 14- 21 days. Please check the individual trip webpages to see specific length for trips.
Yes! Check the scholarship section on our website for more information. Some financial aid may cover the cost of the tuition but not cover the program fees. Please visit with your financial aid advisor for more information about financial aid and tuition fees.
Trip/program costs include round trip flights, room and board for the duration of the trip, some meals, in-country transportation, and any excursions done with the group. Program costs DO NOT cover tuition for the course, passport & visa fees, or souvenirs
Check out our scholarships page for options. Students are also welcome to do their own research for other potential scholarships. Look at eligibility requirements and what you qualify for depending on your situation. Finally, follow the instructions for each scholarship and apply accordingly. It is important to pay attention to the details and put your best effort into the application! Most scholarships are competitive, so you will need to put in significant time and effort to receive funding (i.e. free money). Good luck!
Scholarship amounts vary depending on the scholarship. The Engaged Learning Office Diversity Scholarship can pay for up to half of the program fees, but this is decided on a case by case basis. Other scholarships can cover anywhere between $250 to the total amount of the program costs
The spring semester trips leave after commencement, typically the first or second week of May and usually return before the end of the month. The summer trips usually leave late July and return early August. If you are enrolled in summer classes, the spring trips should not conflict with your summer schedule. However, if you are taking summer classes and plan on going on a summer trip, please talk to your advisor and professors to see if both are feasible.
You can, but we do not recommend this option and we manage this on a case by case basis. The reason that we do not recommend independent travel is that travel to a foreign country can be hard and confusing and communicating with others (in order to connect with the group) via phone or other platforms may be challenging or at times, impossible. If there are any delays or cancellations with your flight, it is your responsibility to connect with the group. If any problems arise, we would like the group to be together to offer support and/or aid. Please contact the Engaged Learning Office before making any flight purchases.
As of now, the only programs we have available are those listed on our website. If any new trips are proposed, we will let you know as soon as possible! Please send us an email with your information and program of interest so we can inform you when we have more information.
Since all our payments are done online, you can make as many or as little payments as you’d like, as long as you meet each payment deadline listed on the individual program pages.
Yes. Since all the programs are linked to credit courses, you will receive a grade, just like any other class you would take at SLCC. Students need to complete all required pre-trip course work and in-country assignments in order to successfully pass the class.
Like with any travel, circumstances will arise where the trips will no longer be able to run. If this situation ever arises, our office will inform each participant of the current situation regarding refunds and other details.

If you withdraw before the application deadline, you will receive a full refund. However, if you withdraw after the deadline, then the amount we can refund is determined by the Engaged Learning Office. After the application deadline we begin making reservations on the students’ behalf (flights, hotels, excursions, etc.) and cannot guarantee these items will be refundable.

If a trip is canceled due to extenuating circumstances, we will do whatever we can to ensure students are refunded for the program fees (e.g. All students participating in Study Abroad during the COVID-19 crisis were fully refunded).

Class sessions depend on the availability of your group and the professor. As the group is finalized and the date gets closer, your professors will reach out to you with more information. Some groups met once per week and some meet once a month.
After the application deadline has passed and we have enough students for the trip to run, the Engaged Learning staff works with the department to grant all registered students access. After which, the Engaged Learning staff will notify you and you will be able to register just like any other course.