Global Opportunities Travel Grant - Undergraduate, Student Directed

A modest travel grant may be available to students who demonstrate financial need and have not participated in a Lehigh-sanctioned program abroad. Travel grants may range from $500 to $1500, are made on a competitive basis, and are contingent upon available financial resources. The degree of financial need of each applicant will be determined by the Financial Aid Office, and the Study Abroad Office will run applicant names through the database to determine if prior sanctioned travel has occurred. Additionally, applicant names will be checked with the Dean of Students to receive academic and disciplinary clearance. Proposals should show clear academic, professional or practical, and personal goals and outcomes.

Student Responsibilities

Students who participate in a global opportunity are required to share their experience with others upon return. This can be done through a small project, report, or presentation to Lehigh students, faculty, or staff. 

Eligible Students

  • Undergraduate
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Has not been abroad on a Lehigh-sanctioned program
  • Receives academic and disciplinary clearance from Dean of Students

Eligible Opportunities

  • Non-credit bearing
  • Student-directed program (no group programs)
  • Lehigh-sanctioned program

Note: Once we grant your funding request, we will submit your request to the International Advisory Travel Committee (ITAC) for approval.


You must apply for the grant at least two months before you plan to begin the program.


Please complete the application found HERE.

If you have questions, please contact the coordinator of the program, Stacy Burger, assistant director of international services, at