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Study Abroad

International Education and Study Abroad

Motlow offers you a variety of international enrichment and learning opportunities. These range from campus cultural events, to virtual reality travel, to study abroad programs. Prepare yourself for a global future. Take advantage of the world of learning opportunities available at Motlow.

Ask anyone who has done it and you will learn that studying abroad is the opportunity of a lifetime. You will never be the same after living in another country. We can help you get there with a Motlow study abroad scholarship.

Motlow’s study abroad program operates in association with the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS).

International Study Requirements

  • You will need a valid passport to travel overseas. See here for Passport information. You can also get help through Motlow’s International Education office
  • If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one as soon as you are accepted to the program
  • Complete the TnCIS application
  • Pay a $100 application fee (non-refundable). Payments can be made at the Business Office on the Moore County campus, or at the front office on other campuses
  • Submit a copy of your application fee receipt



  • February 11, 2021: TnCIS application deadline
  • February 22, 2021: Application fee payment deadline
  • March 5, 2021: TnCIS program fee payment deadline

Funding Your Study Abroad


Qualified applicants will receive a $3000 scholarship toward their program fee.

The International Education scholarship covers a percentage of your program costs, including:

  • tuition
  • housing
  • airfare
  • in-country ground transportation
  • excursions
  • two meals per day.

Program costs do not include:

  • application fee
  • textbooks
  • passport costs
  • ground transportation to and from the Nashville airport
  • personal spending money.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Complete 12 credit hours at Motlow by the start of the program
  • Be enrolled full-time at Motlow during the Spring Semester, 2019
  • Be in good academic standing. Your minimum GPA is 2.0. (First Semester Freshmen: if your GPA is not a 2.0 after Fall semester, your award will be lost.)
  • Be a degree seeking student
  • Have no disciplinary record at Motlow

Talk to the Financial Aid Office

Contact the Financial Aid Office about funding your study abroad. It is critical that you stay in close communication with your financial aid counselor. Please do this throughout the entire study abroad process.

Gilman Grants

Find out more about international funding opportunities.

If you’re receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at Motlow, the Gilman grant can help you pay for a study abroad program. The grant ensures inclusiveness in study abroad.

Please visit the Gilman Scholarship Program website to learn more.

Academic Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

Faculty: As you write the letter of recommendation for your student, let us know

  • How long have you known the student?
  • How many of your classes has the student taken?
  • Does the student attend class on a regular basis? (Students are not allowed any absences in their study abroad classes)
  • Does the student submit work in a timely fashion? (Study Abroad classes are quite condensed, and students must submit work promptly in order to successfully complete their courses)
  • Does the student interact well with classmates? (This is a vital point, as Study Abroad is collaborative — students are not allowed to explore on their own — they are required to always stick with a buddy or be in a group for safety reasons.)
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