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Study Abroad - SAILS & Other Scholarships


Summer 2022 SAILS Applications are due Friday, March 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM in myWings.

Fall 2022 SAILS Applications are due Friday, June 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM in myWings. 

Information and Guidelines

If you want to study abroad, you can apply for the Student Affairs International Learning Scholarship (SAILS). This competitive scholarship provides funding for undergraduate and graduate approved international educational experiences that enrich academic and individual development. Scholarship recipients may receive either $1,500 to support a short-term (less than ten weeks) international activity or $2,500 for a long-term (ten weeks or longer) international activity (funded by Student Life and Services Fee). Students awarded TLO funding will be ineligible to apply for SAILS for the same activity. Preference will be given to applicants who have never received SAILS or TLO funding for an international activity. Applying for multiple international activities and terms using one application is not allowed. Only one application per international activity per term will be considered. Applications will be reviewed by the SAILS Committee (comprised of UNF students, faculty, and staff) as per the specified deadlines. The final awarding is contingent upon the rules and regulations of Financial Aid, since funds will be distributed through the UNF Office of Financial Aid. Awarding is also contingent upon acceptance to an approved international activity. Students may access the SAILS Scholarship application through their MyWings portal in Online Forms.


Please Note: Your approved study abroad experience must be associated with UNF credits during the semester of your international activity.

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for a SAILS award, the program must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a credit bearing activity
  • Be part of a degree requirement
  • Be credit or course related

To be eligible for a SAILS award, the applicant must (at the time of application and the time of participation):

  • Be a degree-seeking UNF student
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be in compliance with all University regulations, rules and codes of conduct governing students on campus

To be eligible for a SAILS award, the applicant must (at the time of application):

  • Be accepted (or have applied) to an approved international activity and have an active file with the UNF International Center (i.e., have discussed international plans with an International Center Study Abroad Advisor).
  • Submit one application per term (Summer B, Fall, Spring and Summer A/C)
  • Be enrolled at UNF for a minimum of 6 credit hours

The essay prompt and recommender prompt for SAILS are:

  • Essay #1: Provide a detailed explanation of the proposed international activity's impact on your personal, academic, and professional life.
  • Recommendation Letter: A thoughtfully written letter of recommendation from a reference explaining the potential significance of the international activity on the applicant. Limit one letter of recommendation per SAILS application.

Scholarship recipients agree that upon return from the SAILS activity, they must:

  • Complete a post-trip survey provided by the International Center regarding the educational/personal outcomes from their international experience.