International Travel

The GSS International Travel Award (ITA) is a competitive award that offers a maximum reimbursement of up to $1,500 of approved student-incurred expenses, as determined by the ITA Committee, for travel outside of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  The ITA is offered for Fall, Spring, and Summer travel.  Full- and part-time graduate students whose departments are in good standing with GSS are eligible for the ITA.

The purpose of this award is to promote the professional and academic development of Kent State University’s graduate student population, to support diversity by giving students the opportunity to experience foreign cultures, and to extend Kent State University’s recognition on an international level by providing financial assistance for international networking, research, and professional development.

Please see the complete International Travel Award Guidelines for required application materials and instructions
on how to apply for the Graduate Student Senate International Travel Award.
The International Travel Award Rubric will be used by the selection committee members

to evaluate all International Travel Award applications.

Once you have downloaded the instructions above and gathered all of the necessary information,
click the "International Travel Application" button below to begin the application process.

Summer International Travel Award

Please download the GSS Funding Form to include in your reimbursement packet.
Please view our Business Manager list for more information and to contact your respective manager.

2014-2015 Academic Year Deadlines

Fall - August 18, 2014 by 11:59 PM for travel between August 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM and January 12, 2015 at 7:59 AM.
Spring - December 1, 2014 by 11:59 PM for travel between January 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM and May 18, 2015 at 7:59 AM.
Summer - April 27, 2015 by 11:59 PM for travel between May 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM and August 31, 2015 at 7:59 AM.

The Non Resident Award Letter pertains to non-resident students who have received an award from the Graduate Student Senate. Please read for further information.      

The Resident Award Letter pertains to U.S. resident students who have received an award from the Graduate Student Senate.  Please read for further information.

*Please refer to the GSS Bylaws for further clarification into the policies and procedures associated with this Award (Articles V-VIII)*

Please direct questions regarding the International Travel Award  to the Symposium Chair, Scout McCully, at

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