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Study Abroad
Study Abroad from University of Idaho

When you support Study Abroad, students can plan and integrate an international experience into their undergraduate studies.

Research has shown that students who study abroad have higher retention and graduation rates, higher academic performance and satisfaction, and improved communication skills. Many students return with a greater sense of self-efficacy, independence and personal growth. 

Your gift today will enable students to study abroad earlier in their college career, which will positively impact engagement, retention and future employability.  Employers value the skills students gain during a study abroad experience including interpersonal skills, curiosity, adaptability, confidence, self-awareness, problem solving and tolerance for ambiguity. Funds raised will go toward study abroad scholarships and sponsoring a student's first adult U.S. passport!   

Funding is the #1 barrier to an international experience and through Vandal Giving Day, Education Abroad aims to:

  • Create a new study abroad scholarship fund open to all U of I majors
  • Sponsor the cost of getting a U.S passport ($165) as a first step. Education Abroad will provide support to passport recipients and help make a subsequent study abroad experience happen!

Thank you for creating a brighter future through Study Abroad

Erik Barnes '98 Study Abroad Scholarship $500 Match
We did it! Thank you to Erik Barnes and our generous supporters! Go Vandals!
Early Bird Challenge
Thank you to Kaitlin, Alex, Payton & LeAnn for being our early bird donors!
Vandal Scholarships Leaderboard Challenge
Hooray for scholarships! The top three scholarships that raise the greatest number gifts throughout Vandal Giving Day will receive $1,000 each, courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation.
Rank Prize Vandal Scholarships Gifts
1 $1,000 Pi Beta Phi Guardian Angel Fund 134
2 $1,000 Vandal Scholarship Fund 106
3 $1,000 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 66
4 Gamma Phi Beta Presidents Fund 41
5 Vandal Promise Scholarships 29
University of Idaho Foundation $30,000 Challenge
We did it! Thank you, U of I Foundation and outstanding supporters!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Overnighter Challenge
We had a tie! The funds below will get the boost from the U I Foundation. CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment $500 Kootenai County 4-H $250 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) $250
Rank Prize Overnighter Program Challenge Gifts
1 $500 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 16
2 $500 Kootenai County 4-H 9
3 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 9
4 National Model UN - Martin Institute 7
5 Department of Agricultural Education, Leadership & Communications 5
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