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GENIUS program

The Global Education Network for the Internationalization of Underrepresented Students (GENIUS) is a four-year-long program that provides global competency training and support to participate in a study abroad experience for entering first year students at the University of Montana who are eligible to recieve services from the TRiO Student Support Serives Program.

The need for GENIUS is based upon findings that students who receive global competency training and participate in a study abroad experience have better retention and graduation rates.  Additionally, an increasing number of public and private employers seek employees with global competency skills.  The structure of GENIUS ensures that it is not overly burdensome – it’s an excellent supplement to any academic major.

Eligible students are encouraged to review the program’s information and contact the program administrator with any questions.  In order to be considered for participation, eligible student must complete and return the ‘GENIUS program student release’ form, which can be found in the ‘how to participate’ tile.     

Upcoming events

Genius info sessions

  • Thursday August 21st, 2:00 – 2:30 PM, International Center Room #113
  • Thursday August 21st, 2:30 – 3:00 PM, International Center Room #113
  • Thursday August 21st, 3:00 – 3:30 PM, International Center Room #113
  • Thursday August 21st, 3:30 – 4:00 PM, International Center Room #113  

GENIUS benefits

  • Tailored academic advising  - twice per semester
  • Support to study abroad – study abroad scholarship for use during program’s 3rd year
  • Participation in a structured program that will improve global proficiency and academic performance
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities that employers are looking for