Homburg International Mobility Awards was incorporated by a generous donation from Dr. Richard Homburg and administered by the Vice-President, Academic and Research. The Homburg International Mobility Awards have been established to support full-time and part-time Saint Mary’s University undergraduate and graduate students to participate in approved international student exchange programs or other approved international experiences.
Volunteer placements which are recognized as part of an academic credit program; and Other opportunities regarding international experiences will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate to the committee’s satisfaction that the experience will contribute substantially to his or her specific program of study at Saint Mary’s University.
Approved programs must:
- · Entail learning or improving knowledge of a language other than English or the student’s primary language
- · Have duration of one semester or longer. Preference will be given to applicants who plan a sojourn longer than one semester.
- · Be an international educational activity approved by Saint Mary’s University, as determined by the Office of International Activities in consultation with the Academic Vice-President.
Eligibility for Awards:
In order to be considered for an award a student must:
- · Have completed the equivalent of at least one year of study (normally 30 credit hours) at Saint
- · Mary’s University at the time of planned departure, and be in good standing (i.e. not on academic probation);
- · Be a Canadian citizen who has been a resident of the Atlantic Provinces for at least five years;
- · Be otherwise prevented by financial need from participating in the international program
Preference may be given to undergraduate students who are acquiring a foreign language during a semester or a full-year abroad in a non-English speaking country.
The donor of the awards, Dr Homburg, anticipates that the Homburg Awards will assist students in gaining international experience so they could contribute to the economy of the Atlantic Provinces. Thus students who are enrolled in the Sobey School of Business or in other business-related programs at the University as well as those who are pursuing a career in commerce, entrepreneurship are highly considered for the Homburg Awards.
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