The GEO Ambassador Scholarship is a scholarship available to all students (UO and non-UO) applying to GEO faculty-led programs and GEO Center programs. Individual awards range from $500-$1,000.

UO students: apply for the GEO Ambassador as part of the General Study Abroad Scholarships application (multiple scholarships bundled into one application). 

Scholarship Recipient Expectations:
In the academic year following their return, all scholarship recipients will be expected to act as “Ambassadors” for GEO, sharing their experiences with others on their home campus, in their community and beyond.

UO and non-UO recipients of the GEO Ambassador scholarship will select and participate in a limited number of impactful post-program activities that are also of personal interest to them. In some cases, it will be important that you document your experiences while still abroad. For additional details on how to choose and schedule these, start the GEO Ambassador Scholarship application.

Post-program activities may include:

  • Staffing assistance at campus study abroad fair
  • A special project in collaboration with your campus study abroad office
  • Classroom presentations
  • Creating a poster for a campus fair
  • Upload captioned photos (minimum: 10, 1 MB or larger) of your experience via Dropbox
  • Post a student profile and story on
  • Publish an article about your program experience for a campus e-newsletter or newspaper
  • Participate in a student panel about study abroad
  • A multimedia project such as:
    • Creating and sharing a link to a blog of your experience
    • Creating and sharing a dedicated Instagram account per GEO guidelines
    • Creating a short video testimonial or digital story for sharing on GEO’s Youtube channel in one of the following categories:
      • Introduction to a host country food
      • Introduction to a host country friend or host family member
      • Introduction to a host country city, town, or monument (natural or historic)
      • Introduction to an element of host country culture – something the student found curious while studying/living abroad

Please note, scholarship recipients who will not be on their home campus in the following year their study abroad program can still serve as a GEO Ambassador.

Responsibilities of a GEO Ambassador may include (but will not be limited to):

  • Presenting on your experience at various local events.
  • Answering questions from peers and/or potential students in person or via e-mail/telephone/IM.
  • Representing GEO at your school’s study abroad fair.

UO STUDENTS - Click here to begin your scholarship application.

NON-UO STUDENTS - Click here to begin your scholarship application.

Application deadline(s)

Winter Quarter: November 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Spring Quarter: January 10
Summer: March 10
Fall Semester/Quarter: April 10