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GGC International Education Fund (IEF)


The IEF is a GGC fund created to assist students who want to participate in study abroad programs.
To be eligible, at the time of application, students must:
  • have been enrolled the previous semester and be working toward completion of a degree program at GGC
  • have earned 24 credit hours
  • have a minimum institutional GPA of 2.5 (transfer GPA is not considered)
  • be in the process of enrolling in a study abroad program for which they will receive academic credit
Please be sure to apply for the IEF AFTER applying for a study abroad program!
  • you are responsible for paying all fees associated with your study abroad experience if payment due prior to the disbursement of your IEF award
  • you may be required to repay certain IEF funds should you drop or withdraw from any classes while studying abroad
  • by accepting the IEF grant, you are required to complete five hours of service to the Office of Internationalization
Students must submit a completed application by deadline before their application is reviewed.
Deadlines are:
Term Abroad Deadline
Fall April 15th at 5 p.m.
Spring November 15th at 5 p.m.
Maymester/Summer March 15th at 5 p.m.

The number of awards and award amounts are subject to change at any time, due to fluctuating budget years for the Office of Internationalization and the increasing interest in study abroad at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC).
Please read carefully all the application instructions. Attach the appropriate supporting documents in DOC, PDF, or JPEG ONLY! Any other format will not be accepted. Wrong documents may delay the decision and/or void the application.
The Selection Committee will select award recipients only for grants towards education abroad experiences.
Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered for the funds. Check your email regularly for any reminders or information regarding your application.
  • Meeting eligibility requirements and submitting an application do NOT guarantee an award
  • IEF funds may not be used towards study in countries that are currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning
  • Maximum number of awards per student during his/her time at GGC is 2

To apply:
  1. Find the application through the button below
  2. Review the information and deadlines
  3. When ready, click "Apply Now" on the application page
  4. Select "I have a MyGGC username and passoword"
  5. Enter your GGC username and password - that's the first part of your GGC email address ( Jane Doe - jdoe)
  6. Follow the instructions prompted
Application button