Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship

WMU students teach children at a local Peruvian school how to play Duck, Duck, Goose.

The Haenicke Institute for Global Education (HIGE) Study Abroad Scholarship offers need–based scholarships for short-term study abroad courses directed by Western Michigan University faculty in fall, spring, summer I and summer II semesters. These awards are worth up to $450 and all students with demonstrated financial need will receive some funding.

Please note: Some exceptions apply to programs that do not entail air transportation and to those that WMU Study Abroad and The Haenicke Institute have made other financial arrangements and commitments.

Eligibility requirements

  • Good academic standing.
  • Enrollment in a WMU degree-granting program; students who graduate before the start of the study abroad course are not eligible.
  • Applicants must have filed a FAFSA with the WMU Student Financial Aid office to be eligible for this award. Pell eligibility and estimated family contribution are used to determine financial need.
  • Admission and commitment to a short-term study abroad course (minimum three credits) taught by WMU faculty.


  • Spring programs: November 15
  • Summer I programs: January 31
  • Summer II programs: February 28
  • Fall programs: July 31

Additional resources

Scholarship Application    

Eligible Programs (Programs Updated Periodically. please check broncos abroad for this year's offerings)


Advanced Criminology in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala (San Lucas, Toliman, Guatemala)

Costa Rica: The Great Green Experiment (Mercedes and San Jose, Costa Rica)

Intercultural Communication and Ethnography in the Dominican Republic (San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic)

International Perspectives on Aging (Dublin, Belfast, Ballyshannon, Cashel; Ireland)

Pura Vida: Health & Healtchare in Costa Rica (Heredia, Costa Rica)

Summer I

Book Arts in Italy (Florence; Cornuda; Venice, Italy)

Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

Business and Culture in Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)

Cultural Connections: Causes of Globalization and Consequences on Systems (Dakar, Senegal)

Education and Health Across China: From Kindergarten to College (Hohhot, Beijing, and Shenyang; China)

Education, Service and International Development (Urubamba, Peru)

Education, Service and International Development (Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal)

German Business and Culture (Berlin and Paderborn, Gerrmany)

Overseas Study on China's Water Resources Management (Beijing and Lanzhou, China)

Public Health and Healthcare Systems in South Africa (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

Religion and Culture in Japan (Kyoto, Nikko, and Tokyo, Japan)

Russian Literature and Culture in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Spanish in Quito, Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador)

The Workforce Education and Development System in Germany (Bremen and Magdeburg, Germany)

Western Roots of Interior Design: Greek Influence (Athens and various other cities in Greece)

Summer II

Business and Culture in South America: Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Chinese Language and Culture (Beijing, China)

Focus on Health Care: Summer School Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands)

International Perspectives on Aging (Dublin, Belfast, Ballyshannon, and Cashel, Ireland)

Lyon Summer Program (Lyon, France)

Media Ethics and Culture in London (London and Bath, United Kingdom)

Tourism Spaces of the United Kingdom (London, United Kingdom)

Universidad de Cantabria (undergraduate) (Santander, Spain)

Universite Laval Summer Program (Quebec City, Canada)


Business and Culture in Ghana (Accra, Ghana)

Global Perspective on Pediatric Rehabilitation in Dominican Republic (San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic)

India: Sustainability in the Developing World (Banglore, India)

Social Justice and Sustainability in India (Banglore, India)