Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship

WMU students teach children at a local Peruvian school how to play Duck, Duck, Goose.

The Haenicke Institute for Global Education (HIGE) Study Abroad Scholarship offers need–based scholarships for short-term study abroad courses directed by Western Michigan University faculty in fall, spring, summer I and summer II semesters. These awards are worth up to $450 and all students with demonstrated financial need will receive some funding.

Please note: Some exceptions apply to programs that do not entail air transportation and to those that WMU Study Abroad and The Haenicke Institute have made other financial arrangements and commitments.

Eligibility requirements

  • Good academic standing.
  • Enrollment in a WMU degree-granting program; students who graduate before the start of the study abroad course are not eligible.
  • Applicants must have filed a FAFSA with the WMU Student Financial Aid office to be eligible for this award. Pell eligibility and estimated family contribution are used to determine financial need.
  • Admission and commitment to a short-term study abroad course (minimum three credits) taught by WMU faculty.


  • Spring programs: November 15
  • Summer I programs: January 31
  • Summer II programs: February 28
  • Fall programs: July 31

Additional resources

Scholarship Application    

Eligible Programs (Programs Updated Periodically. please check broncos abroad for this year's offerings)


Advanced Criminology in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Costa Rica: The Great Green Experiment (Mercedes and San Jose, Costa Rica)

Communication and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic (San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic)

Health and Permaculture in Guatemala (San Lucas, Toliman, Guatemala)

Leadership & Strategy in Italy (Florence, Rome, and Venice, Italy)

Perspectives on Aging (Dublin, Belfast, Ballyshannon, Cashel; Ireland)

Pura Vida: Health & Healthcare in Costa Rica (Heredia, Costa Rica)

Summer I

Book Arts in Italy (Florence; Cornuda; Venice, Italy)

Business and Culture in Germany (Berlin and Paderborn, Germany)

Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

Business and Culture in Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)

Cultural Connections: Causes of Globalization and Consequences on Systems (Dakar, Senegal)

Culture, Diversity and Social Justice in Spain (Madrid, Nalda; Spain)

Discover Croatia and Venice, Italy: Educational System, Sport, and Culture (Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Zadar, and Zagreb, Croatia; Venice, Italy)

Education and Health Across China (Hohhot, Beijing, and Shenyang; China)

Education and Service in Nepal (Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal)

International Perspectives on Interracial Communication in Costa Rica (Monteverde and San Jose, Costa Rica)

Literature and Culture in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Off the Beaten Path: Education and Culture in Central Europe (Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Osijek, Rijeka, and Zagreb, Croatia)

Public Health and Healthcare Systems in South Africa (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

Religion and Culture in Japan (Kyoto, Nikko, and Tokyo, Japan)

Spanish in Quito, Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador)

Water Resources Management in China (Beijing and Lanzhou, China)

Western Roots of Interior Design: Greek Influence (Athens and various other cities in Greece)

Summer II

Amazonia: Culture and Environment in Ecuador (Amazonian lowlands, Ecuador)

Conflict and Diplomacy in Europe (Amiens, France; Brussels, Belgium; Heidelberg and Nuremberg, Germany; Verdun, France)

Educational Pedagogy in Italy (Florence, Italy)

Education in Ireland (Cork, Dublin, and Limerick, Ireland)

Engineering in China (Chengdu, China)

Engineering in Scotland (Aberdeen, UK)

Exploration of Health and Healthcare in Japan (Numazu, Japan)

Global Studies in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

Language and Culture in China (Beijing, China)

Lyon Summer Program (Lyon, France)

Media Ethics in London (London and Bath, United Kingdom)

Perspectives on Aging (Dublin, Belfast, Ballyshannon, and Cashel, Ireland)

Universidad de Cantabria (undergraduate) (Santander, Spain)

Universite Laval Summer Program (Quebec City, Canada)


Business and Culture in Ghana (Accra, Ghana)

Sustainability in India (Agra, Bangalore, Delhi, and Hubli, India)

Social Justice in India (Agra, Bangalore, Delhi, and Hubli, India)