Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship: Travel

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: Travel offers need–based scholarships for short-term study abroad (travel) courses directed by Western Michigan University faculty in fall, spring, summer I and summer II semesters. These awards are worth up to $500 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. Estimated family contribution is 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)

Arctic Security in Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland)

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)

History and Cultural Immersion in Ghana (Accra, Ghana)

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

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

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

Summer I

Book Arts in Europe (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Basel, Switzerland; Mainz, Germany; Corduna and Venice, Italy)

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

Business and Culture in Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal)

Business and Culture in Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)

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

Business Leaders Down Under (Melbourne, Sydney, and Cairns, Australia)

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, and Zagreb, Croatia; Venice, Italy)

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

Education and Service in Peru (Urubamba, Peru)

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

Education Leadership in Malaysia and Singapore (Various cities, Malaysia and Singapore)

Ethnographic Research Methods in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

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; Prague, Czech Republic)

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

Trinidad and the World: History, Culture, and Environment (Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago)

Tropical Biology in Belize (Various Research Stations, Belize)

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

Water Resources of Niagara Falls and the Lower Great Lakes System (Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada)

Summer II

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

Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt (Alexandria, Egypt)

Behavioral and Mental Health in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Book Arts in Italy (Florence, Arezzo, and Venice, Italy)

Color, Culture, and Design in South Korea (Seoul, South Korea)

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

Culture, Social Problems, and Social Change in Montreal (Montreal, Canada)

Engineering in China (Chengdu, China)

Engineering in Scotland (Aberdeen, UK)

Exploring Eco-Health in Ireland and Northern Ireland (Dublin, Belfast; Ireland)

Language and Culture in China (Beijing, China)

Lyon Summer Program (Lyon, France)

Organizational Culture and Structure in Scotland (Edinburgh, North Berwick, and Aviemore, United Kingdom)

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

Exploring Eco-Health in Ireland and Northern Ireland (Dublin, Belfast; Ireland)

Spanish in Quito, Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador)

Universidad de Cantabria (undergraduate) (Santander, Spain)

Universite Laval Summer Program (Quebec City, Canada)


Business and Culture in Ghana (Accra, Ghana)

Education and Human Development in India (Agra, Bangalore, Delhi, and Hubli, India)

Global Challenges for a Global Society (Kampala, Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda)

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

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