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GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Semester/Year Abroad and Summer Programs
EuroScholars Program (Research Study Abroad)
Summer and Semester/Year Abroad
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad accepts both hard copy and online applictions. In either case, your application will require:
- Application Form (online or hard copy), including personal statement
- Study Abroad Advisor signature form (included on hard copy application)
- Faculty reference form
- Official transcript(s)
- Passport sized photos
- $30 USD application fee (non-refundable)
You can send in all application items together or piece-by-piece and let us take care of organizing it for you. Once your application is complete, you will be notified of any next steps. Some universities may require additional information as part of the application, which we will inform you of upon receipt of the above application materials. Acceptance into a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad program is determined by the host university and is not guaranteed.
Applicants will be considered for admission to a university based on class standing, cumulative GPA, student essay, and academic reference. GlobaLinks works in conjunction with its partner universities in Europe to provide an admission decision within 2-3 weeks of receipt of a student’s completed application.
Applications are reviewed on an individual basis through rolling admissions. Call 1-800-980-0033 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MST) or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Explanations of Required Application Materials
Complete the online application form - if you do not yet have a MyLearn account, you will need to create one first. The application will ask you to select your first and second choice of the university you would like to attend. Your program choice can be changed in the initial stages of the process without additional application fees or penalties. Hard copy applications are available, however, online applications are encouraged to expedite the application process.
MANDATORY WEB ACCESSIBLE EMAIL ADDRESS:
In order to best communicate with you throughout the application process and your stay in Europe, we require every student to establish and maintain throughout the pre-departure process and during the study abroad program, a universally accessible email account. (This can be through your home university or with an Internet service like gmail.com or yahoo.com.)
Order one official transcript from your home university showing at least 25-32 credits of completed academic work (include current registration, where possible). This transcript can be included with your application to GlobaLinks Learning Abroad or your university can mail it directly to our office. If you have attended more than one college/university, please send an official copy of each transcript. Transcripts must be official.
Download a Faculty Reference Form. Give the Form to a faculty member who has taught you in a university/college setting. Once completed, the faculty member may return it to you in a sealed envelope or mail/fax the form directly to our office. Click here to download a Faculty Reference Form.
Obtain four 2” x 2” photographs (of your head and shoulders). The photographs are for various paperwork purposes: housing, and your general file. They do not have to be official passport photos, but they should be head-and-shoulder shots of yourself small enough to fit on an ID card (2" x 2"). You can take them yourself and print them out or cut them out from previous photos, as long as they are clear, legible, and appropriate.
Write a check for $30 USD payable to GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. Canadian students should obtain a USD bank draft. You may also pay this electronically through your MyLearn account.
Mail Your Information To:
Hard copy applications, photographs, transcripts, and any other application materials can be mailed directly to our office:
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
12050 N. Pecos Street, Suite 320
Westminster, Colorado 80234
Call 1-800-980-0033 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
EuroScholars is looking for talented students with a strong interest in academic research. Admission is granted by the professor supervising the Research Project. Students with the following requirements are eligible to apply to the program:
- Demonstrated academic background in the field of study and the specialization chosen.
- GPA: students with a GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0 and higher will be considered to be eligible.
- Students opting for a Research Project in the Natural Sciences, including practical laboratory work, need to have ample laboratory experience.
- Strong interest in conducting academic research.
April 1 for the Fall semester
October 1 for the Spring semester
Since semester starting dates vary per host university, later applications may be taken into consideration. Check with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad whether late applications are still welcome at the institution of your choice.
Applications are reviewed on an individual basis through rolling admissions. Call 1-800-980-0033 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MST) or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Application and admission to the EuroScholars program is done in four steps. The information here is a step-by-step guide through the application & admission procedure. During the application process students will be in contact with different organizations or persons:
- GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: EuroScholars' representative office in North America. For general questions and guidance during the application procedure; assistance with applying for home university financial aid to program costs; program payments; distribution of official transcript.
- Host Institutional Coordinator (HIC): EuroScholars coordinator within the host institution. General contact at the host institution and pre-departure information (such as for admission’s procedures for the university abroad, visa application, language and cultural course registration, housing, program dates and on-site support).
- Research Project Supervisor (RPS): professor that will supervise the Research Project and the Methods and Literature Review independent study. Contact for academic information on the research.
Step 1: Search Research Projects
EuroScholars has listed all available projects in a database that can be searched by institution or by field of interest. When completing the ES Research Application and the Personal Statement, students are asked to list the two Research Projects that interest them the most.
If a student has questions on a certain project, or if a special interest is not listed as a project, students may contact the GlobaLinks office (email firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain more information.
> Search projects
> Review University Profiles
> Review Program Details
Step 2: Application & Supporting Documents
Complete the online application and send the necessary supporting documents to the EuroScholars/GlobaLinks Learning Abroad North American office. You will need to create a MyLearn account on the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad website in order to access the online EuroScholars application. Create your MyLearn acount or begin your application here.
Students will have to support their application with several documents. These documents are used by the Research Project Supervisor at the host institution to assess whether the student can be admitted to the Research Project (and thus to the EuroScholars program).
The following documents are required:
Official transcript from the home university.
Two letters of recommendation from a home university professor familiar with the student’s academic performance.
A brief personal statement where the student articulates why they wish to become a EuroScholar and the Research Projects of primary interest from the Project Database
Payment of the $30.00 non-refundable application fee (payable to GlobaLinks Learning Abroad).
A curriculum vitae or resume outlining any prior research or academic work in the desired area of research.
What to include in the personal statement?
Why do you wish to be considered for a research semester abroad with the EuroScholars program? Please explain the goals you hope to achieve academically, professionally and culturally.
Based on the available EuroScholars research projects, as listed in the EuroScholars database (http://koala.leidenuniv.nl/euro/oa/EuroScholars.php), please state your top two research project choices and explain your academic reasons for these choices. Describe any previous study or travel experiences abroad.
Do you have any special needs that the EuroScholars university should be aware of in order to accommodate any portion of your program?
How did you learn about the EuroScholars Program?
SEND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad/EuroScholars North America
12050 N Pecos Street, Suite 320
Westminster, Colorado 80234 USA
Step 3: Discuss the research opportunities & admission
Once GlobaLinks has received your complete Application package, it will be forwarded to the host institution for review by the Research Project Supervisor. If the application is acceptable to the Research Project Supervisor, the student will be contacted by the ES Host Institutional Coordinator to arrange a telephone communication with the Research Project Supervisor and the Host Institution Coordinator. At the same time they will receive a copy of the Learning Agreement and instructions for completion.
Next the student and Research Project Supervisor begin a dialogue on the Research Project and the student's opportunities to contribute to the Research Project. Also the possibility of doing an elective and the content of the Methods & Literature Review should be discussed with the Research Project Supervisor.
Based on the dialogue and the application documents received, the Research Project Supervisor will make a decision on admittance of the student to the Research Project.
Step 4: Complete Learning Agreement
If the student has confirmation from the host institution that he/she is accepted for the Research Project during the preferred semester he/she intends to participate, the student can begin completing the Learning Agreement (this is a sample document, please do not complete this until you have received acceptance). Upon the receipt of the information provided by the Host Institutional Coordinator a student can choose a Language & Culture Course/s at the host university.
The Learning Agreement is the form where all agreements are put down and will be the basis for credit transfer. Therefore, it has to be signed by the student, the Research Project Supervisor, the Host Institution Coordinator and the home institution.
Step 5: Arrange practicalities
Once the Learning Agreement has been received and all documentation sent and approved by the host university, students will be guided by GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and the EuroScholars Host Institution Coordinator in making the necessary arrangements for the semester abroad (i.e., applying for a student visa, financial aid arrangements, pre-departure and orientation information). The student will also receive an invoice for the program fees.
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