Summer International Travel Grants (SITG)

 Atop Cerro Santa Lucía (Santiago, Chile) by Bryan Popoola, ’17

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.

Prospective Applicants

Be sure to read the details of the various grants listed below and attend one of the SITG Information Meetings.

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, November 15, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. / Social Sciences 122
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. / Location TBD
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. / 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.


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.

Research grants are primarily for third-year students in the College, but exceptional second-year students and fourth-year students who plan to spend part or all of a fifth year in the College are also eligible to apply.

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