TJ White, Global Studies major, interns at International and Student Scholarly Services at WSU.

Student Resources

The following scholarships are available to students majoring in either Spanish or Global Studies.

Augusta Nelson Foreign Language Memorial Scholarship

Mary Graham Scholarship for Study Abroad

SOL Scholarship for Study Abroad

Global Studies Study Abroad Scholarship

  • For Global Studies majors planning to study abroad
  • For information about this scholarship please contact Dr. Yogesh Grover at

Internships put theory into practice and add to students’ resumes and future employment.

There are two internship courses available for students intending to earn credits while interning. GS 450 is meant for those who wish to get just a passing grade. GS 451 can be taken for a letter grade and it has requirements that are more rigorous. You can learn more about these two classes by reviewing their course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog.

GS majors and minors regularly intern with Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA) in Rochester, MN. We also place at least one intern every summer with the Shanghai Industries Group (SIG) in Shanghai, China. Only students learning the Chinese language at WSU are eligible for this internship. Those learning the Japanese language can intern with the Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) during the summer months. Students can arrange their own internships with organizations in the US or abroad and the program faculty and director must approve them.

All internships entail serious student responsibilities. These are specified in a contract that must be signed by the student, onsite internship supervisor and the instructor.

Winona State Universities language placement evaluation.

Learn about language placement at WSU. Depending on your prior experience you may be able to place into a higher level language course. Take the online language placement evaluation today!

If you’re looking for funding to go overseas after graduation, consider applying for a Fulbright grant!

Fulbright grants are available for

  • Study (just coursework, or even a master’s or PhD) or research (can be independent or guided).
  • English teaching (at varying levels from children to adults).

There are more than 140 countries that participate in the Fulbright student grant competition, and each country chooses which kinds of grants they’ll offer. Language requirements vary, but you don’t necessarily need to speak the language of the country to which you’re applying. With the English Teaching grants, you don’t necessarily need to have teaching experience either!

Applications are due in the fall, a year before the grant begins. The national deadline is usually set for October of each year, although Winona State sets a campus deadline in September.

For more information, please contact the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, Renee Stowell, at You can also read about each country’s available grants and requirements by visiting the Fulbright website.