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Dr. Lucy Craig
International Education
(931) 393-1567

Bobbie Underwood
International Education
(931) 393-1700

A World of Learning Opportunities

We find ourselves living in a world that grows smaller and more interconnected everyday. One in six jobs in the U.S. is linked to international trade, and global events increasingly impact our everyday lives. The rapid advancement in communication capabilities, the expansion of global business markets, and an increasingly intertwined diverse cultural and geo-political landscape underscores the need for today's student to develop international knowledge and skills.

Motlow College is pleased to offer students a variety of international enrichment and learning opportunities ranging from campus cultural events to study abroad programs. Prepare yourself for the future by taking advantage of the “world of learning opportunities” available at Motlow College.

Study Abroad Programs and Other Learning Opportunities

The Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS) represents a group of community colleges and universities devoted to making international education and cultural understanding a central goal of higher education throughout the state of Tennessee. TnCIS sponsors an annual conference on international education and organized summer study abroad opportunities for Motlow students and others throughout the state. For more information about the programs offered, please visit the TnCIS website.

Applications for Study Abroad
Gilman Grants Available to Summer Study Abroad Applicants

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

For updates concerning eligibility information please visit the Gilman Scholarship Program website.


Motlow College offers International Education Scholarships to worthy students who spend part of their summers in a TnCIS study abroad program of their choice. Once they return, these ambassadors are asked to help spread the good news of study abroad by making presentations and participation in International Festivals at Motlow.

Interested applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  • Must have completed 12 collegiate hours with Motlow
  • Must have completed most of the developmental studies courses
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
  • MUST HAVE a current passport prior to studying abroad

There are a variety of financial assistance options available to students participating in approved study abroad programs.

Scholarship Application Process
Application for International Education Scholarship

Campus Cultural Events

During Fall semesters, each Motlow site hosts an International Festival with booths representing countries to which TnCIS is traveling the following summer, as well as entertainment, food and art.

For more information about International Education opportunities at Motlow, contact Dr. Lucy Craig, Director of International Education at

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