Some study abroad programs will only send transcripts to home institutions by request; others automatically send a copy once your grades have been processed. Know your program’s policy. It is your responsibility to have your transcript sent to the Registrar’s Office. Transcripts should be sent to:
Wake Forest University
P.O. Box 7207
Winston-Salem NC 27109-7207
Once an official transcript has been received by the Registrar’s Office, your Wake Forest record will be updated and you will be notified via email to check your records. The email will also list any courses that were not pre-approved and provide instructions for seeking a post approval. If you have not heard from the Registrar’s Office, chances are your transcript has not arrived. Contact the Registrar’s Office if you have questions. If your transcript has not arrived within three (3) months after your return, contact your study abroad program and specifically request your transcript.
2015 WFU Study Abroad Photo Contest Winner for People’s Choice
Photo credit: AStephen Piccininni, WFU/Cambridge: INSTEP, Spring 2016
[photo taken at the Amalfi Coast of Italy]
Deadline: December 1
Eligibility: Open to all Wake Forest students who studied abroad Fall ’16, Spring ’17, and Summer ’17.
The Center for Global Programs and Studies is pleased to continue its annual photo contest for students looking to present a unique perspective of their time abroad. We encourage you to submit your photographs for a chance to win great prizes and have your work displayed!
This year’s themes are:
- Wake Forest in the World (photos of Wake students engaging in other cultures – photo must include a WFU student to be considered)
- Global Classroom (students learning through cultural engagement)
- General travel
Photos will be judged by a panel of WFU faculty, students and staff. Photos will be evaluated based on quality, creativity and ability to capture the chosen theme. Prizes will be awarded for the winner of each category. A Best in Show prize will also be awarded based on voting that takes place via Facebook.
Only digital photos (minimum 1200 x 1600 pixels) will be accepted, but the larger the file the better. Students may submit up to 2 photographs per theme. Please contact Molly Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the submission form.
Winners will be announced in January and showcased at the January Study Abroad Fair.
All photographs submitted may be used in future GPS marketing materials, fairs, and showcased on the GPS website. By submitting your photograph(s), you permit Wake Forest to use your name in conjunction with any photographs used to promote Wake Forest Study Abroad programs in any and all media.
WFU Global Abroad Ambassador
The Center for Global Programs and Studies is excited to continue its Global Abroad Ambassador Program. The GPS is seeking student volunteers who will supplement the advising process by providing a student perspective to prospective study abroad participants. The main function of an Ambassador is to act as a student representative of GPS, sharing their experience and knowledge of study abroad. Global Abroad Ambassadors meet with interested students and groups, and act as guides throughout the study abroad preparation process.
A mandatory orientation and training for the WFU Global Abroad Ambassador program will take place prior to the beginning of the fall semester. If you are accepted to the program, then you will receive additional information about training.
For information about the program, visit the Global Abroad Ambassador page.
If you are interested in being a Global Ambassador or have any questions about the position, please contact Anna Marter, Study Abroad advisor at email@example.com.
Returning Soon: Recipe Contest
For the past few years, we’ve held an annual study abroad recipe contest in the fall semester. Students are encouraged to submit up to three recipes that they cooked or learned while abroad. The winning recipe is shared at the Fall Study Abroad fair and featured in our Study Abroad Cookbook; the top three recipes will receive prizes from the Center for Global Programs and Studies. The Recipe Contest will be back soon!
Cross-Cultural Engagement and Re-entry
Wake Forest has designed three courses to help you prepare for the cultural aspects of studying abroad. These cross-cultural engagement courses (1 hour each) are taken in succession and will help you develop skills necessary to study, live and work effectively in cultures other than your own. These courses are optional (not required).
See the Cross-Cultural Engagement website for more information about the courses and reflections from Wake Forest students who have taken them.
INS 152 (“Cross-Cultural Engagement and Re-entry”)
Helps you reflect on your experience abroad and develop strategies for re-entry. You will learn how to leverage your learning and experience in other types of situations – interpersonal, cross-cultural, academic and career-related. This is a half-semester class, taken in the semester after you studied abroad. (1h P-POI)
Post Graduate Scholarship Opportunities
- The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF): offers fellowships and grants (to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. http://www.amscan.org/fellowships_grants.html
- Critical Language Scholarship Program
The United States Department of State offers scholarships for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
- Churchill Scholarship
Designed for the exceptional student in mathematics, science and/or engineering to pursue graduate study at Churchill College of Cambridge University. http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/
- DAAD Scholarship
Many different scholarships throughout Germany, everything from undergraduate study to post-doctoral grants. http://www.daad.org/
- Fulbright Grants (Post-graduates only)
Awards given for study or a valid project that can be completed only in one country and in one academic year. Contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gates Cambridge Scholarship
An international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. http://trust.gatesscholar.org/
- IIE Grants-in-Aid Competition
$500 grants are available to students wishing to study overseas. Applications are due in April. Contact IIE at (713) 621-6300 extension 31 or 16 for applications or further information.
- Luce Scholars Program
A program in which a group of eighteen highly qualified young leaders from a variety of professions will spend an experiential year working in East and Southeast Asia. An applicant must have the BA degree and be no older than 29. Wake Forest may nominate two persons from its seniors and alumni. Contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at email@example.com.
- Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Talk to our Wake representative for more information or go to the official website. http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
- Mitchell Scholarship
Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/
- NSEP Scholarship
These scholarships are available to students who study in critical world areas such as Africa, Asia (China and Japan), Eastern and Central Europe, Latin and South America and the Middle East. There must be a strong language component in the student’s program. Science, political science, history, business and economics majors are especially encouraged to apply. Awards may be as large as $8,000 for a semester. Interested students should contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies at (336) 758-5938.
- Rhodes Scholarship
A two-year grant to study for a degree at Oxford University. Thirty-two scholarships are awarded annually to exceptional students. Candidates must be between 19 and 25 years of age. Contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholarship
A scholarship to “further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.” Students apply to study or train in another country where Rotary Clubs are located. Applicants are ineligible for the scholarship if they are a Rotarian or a descendant of a living relative who is a Rotarian. Students have the choice of applying through the local Rotary Club by contacting the campus representative at Wake Forest of through their hometown club. (Each club sets its own application deadlines.) At Wake Forest contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Post Graduation Opportunities Abroad
Disclaimer: While we are familiar with many of the resources listed, Wake Forest University and the Center for Global Programs and Studies do not endorse or recommend any organization or website in particular. WFU is not responsible for any issues with the listed resources.
- Transitions Abroad
A general website providing information about searching for an international job, internship or volunteer opportunity. This site provides information and links about everything from short-term to long term work abroad as well as English teaching organizations and au-pair. http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/index.shtml
An online network and database of non-profit organizations. Groups, networking tools and searches are available. You can search everything from job opportunities to organizations located in specific places so you may send “cold resumes”. Volunteer opportunities and internships are also listed. http://www.idealist.org/
A job, teaching, volunteering placement agency offering chances to be placed in various countries throughout the world, for a fee which covers placement, visa issues and insurance. http://www.bunac.org/
- CDS International
A non-profit which offers many scholarship and internship opportunities. Most are located in Spain, Germany or Argentina. http://www.cdsintl.org/
- Going Global
An annual subscription service that provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles, and career resources for 30 countries. http://www.goinglobal.com/
An organization that organizes internships, work, seasonal jobs and au-pair opportunities, for a fee which covers placement, visa issues and insurance. http://www.interexchange.org/
- Back Door Jobs
A database of many opportunities worldwide. Adventure jobs, teaching opportunities, sustainable living and farming opportunities, internships and youth trip leading jobs are listed. http://www.backdoorjobs.com/
- The Riley Guide
One of the most thorough online listings of job search resources and search engines by region and country. Almost every country or region is listed with links to their most popular job posting sites. This site also includes NGO?s and is recommended if you wish to directly search for a job yourself without a placement agency. http://www.rileyguide.com/internat.html
- Experiment in International Living (EIL)
A World Learning supported program which takes high school students on educational summer tours abroad. They offer summer positions as trip leaders in an area where you have experience and language skills. Go to their website for recruiting. http://www.usexperiment.org/
- American Bar Association (ABA)
The ABA provides a program intended to facilitate the establishment of legal internships for U.S. law students interested in the practice of international law with overseas law firms. http://www.abanet.org/intlaw/intlinternship.html
- American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
AMSA provides a database of various opportunities for persons with medical backgrounds to gain experience abroad. http://www.amsa.org/global/ih/ihopps.cfm
- American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has many opportunities for employment outside of the U.S. Click on their job link. http://www.redcross.org/
- International Cooperative Education (ICE)
This organization has agreements with many companies and organizations throughout the world. They offer placements for internships and jobs. They charge a fee which covers placement, visa issues and insurance.
- Princeton-in-Asia (PiA)
Princeton-in-Asia provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by their Asian partners. Over the last century, the organization has achieved this goal by providing talented young people with various opportunities to live and work in Asia. For more information visit the website or speak with David F. Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the WFU Center for Global Programs and Studies. http://weblamp.princeton.edu/~pia/main/
- Wall Street Journal
The job search engine of the Wall Street Journal. It offers a world wide search option. http://jobs.careerjournal.com/careers/jobsearch?clientid=cj
One of the oldest and largest experiences abroad agencies. CIEE offers various opportunities to teach English around the world. Participants must pay a program fee which covers placement, visa issues and insurance. http://www.ciee.org/index.htm#teach
- Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
JET Program Participants are invited to Japan as one of the following positions: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) or Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA). All participants, regardless of their title participate in order to interact with local communities to promote internationalization at the local level. http://www.jetprogramme.org/
- Dave’s ESL Cafe
A database of information and jobs for people interested in teaching English as a second language. http://www.eslcafe.com/
- Go Teach Abroad
This jobs board is updated daily with new teaching jobs from around the world. Students can read reviews from past teachers from many of the schools listed on the board. http://www.goteachabroad.com/teaching-jobs-abroad
- Teach Abroad
Transitions Abroad’s online database of English teaching opportunities. http://www.teachabroad.com
- Peace Corps
Started in 1960 by Senator John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps is one of the most known opportunities to live, work and serve in a developing country. http://www.peacecorps.gov/
- Service Civil International (SCI)
A non-profit, world wide network of individual chapters, in many countries throughout the world that offer various work camps in numerous fields, ranging from one week to months. Long-term opportunities also exist. http://www.sciint.org/
- Volunteers for Peace (VFP)
A Vermont based volunteer organization offering different projects for various amounts of time throughout the world. Compared to similar opportunities, VFP is very inexpensive. View their website for current projects and fees. http://www.vfp.org/
- Willing Workers on Organic Farms
By becoming a member, you have the opportunity to receive free room and board at any of the thousands of WWOOF farms throughout the world. You do not have to have any previous farming experience. http://www.wwoof.org/
- Habitat for Humanity
Assist in various projects throughout the world, sponsored by Habitat. http://www.habitat.org/ivp/default.aspx?r=nav
Don’t forget that the Career Services Office may also assist you in locating a job opportunity abroad. Their listings are quite thorough and helpful to anyone wishing to work/live abroad. http://opcd.wfu.edu/