College Summer International Travel Grants (SITGs)

College Summer International Travel Grants (SITGs)

Each year the College awards approximately 100 Summer International Travel Grants to support outstanding undergraduates for intensive language study or research abroad. Funding begins at $4,000.

Program and Research Evaluations by previous award winners

To look for and learn about language programs you can read program evaluations from previous FLAG recipients in our evaluations database. You can also search the database to read about research projects that have been funded in the past. Access the evaluations database by logging in at

SITG Information Meetings

To find out more about Summer International Travel Grants, attend one of the following Information Meetings:

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm (location TBD)

  • Thursday January 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm (location TBD).

Special Note: The University of Chicago's assumption is against travel to countries bearing a State Department Travel Warning. Undergraduate students may petition for an exemption to this policy. Prior to submitting your general petition form, you must meet with Sarah Walter, Associate Dean for International Education. Since the conversation with Dean Walter may affect your plans, please schedule your appointment well in advance by contacting Naomi Patschke at View a list of travel warning countries.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible students are those registered at the University of Chicago for the spring quarter before the summer they go abroad and will be registered the following fall quarter. Students taking a leave of absence before or after the grant period should contact to discuss whether their case merits an exception to the spring- or fall-quarter registration requirement.

FLAG applicants have to have completed or tested out of the 103 level of the target language by the program start date.

First through Third Year students are eligible.

Application Process

If you are interested and eligible to apply for a grant, continue on to the application process.

Title Quarter(s) Type Deadline
African Studies Research Grant Summer Summer Grant Final: 02/10/2017
Foreign Language Acquisition Grant (FLAG) Summer Summer Grant Final: 02/10/2017
Third Year International Travel Grant Summer Summer Grant Final: 02/10/2017
For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Elana Kranz