Shaping Global Citizens

The University of Montana is dedicated to shaping global citizens who are creative and agile learners committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and to building and sustaining diverse communities. Globalization has changed the world our students will enter into as graduates. Uncertainty is the new norm and the ability to operate in our complex world and workplaces is essential to today's graduates. They can enhance their prospects for success both as global citizens and as professionals by globalizing their education.


# of UM international students and scholars from 70 countries


Average Franke GLI scholarship for education abroad


# of UM students abroad this year in over 40 countries

Sofia Reis sits in a chair in the Education Building at UM and smiles at the camera
Yulianus Kogoya stands in front of a building at UM with his arms folded over his chest and smiles at the camera
Beth Schofield sits amongst historical pieces at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Doctoral student Hana Meshesha leans against a tree outside the Education Building and smiles at the camera.

Experiences Abroad

  • Joseph in India

    Intern in Rural India

    Joseph Carlson interned in Rural India with the Center for Social Medicine where he will shadow and assist medical, physiotherapy, and Ayurvedic doctors, exploring how to improve access to healthcare in impoverished communities and how food culture affects health around the world.

  • Abby studying abroad

    Study Abroad in Greece

    Abigail Nurvic immersed herself in the foreign culture of Greece. She focused on understanding prejudice and its roots within culture. She was be able to observe unique cultural norms and gain a better understanding of how to use this knowledge to combat prejudice within culture.

  • Student in Vietnam

    Experience the Mekong Delta

    Students in this field-based program focus on climate change issues as well as the culture, ecology, economy, and history of Vietnam. Students of all backgrounds and majors encouraged. Scholarships are available for a three-week, six-credit program next scheduled for May 2022.

Prestigious Scholarships

  • Scott in the forest

    Siberian Tiger Research in Russia

    Scott Waller, a graduate student in UM’s Wildlife Biology program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in the Russian Far East, testing new ways to monitor prey species of Amur (Siberian) tigers to foster tiger conservation in Russia.

  • Sofia

    International Education Research at UM

    International student, Sofia Reis, from UM’s International Educational Leadership Program, earned a second-year renewal of Philanthropic Educational Organization’s International Peace Scholarship. Her research centers on education and democracy, educational leadership and internationalization.

  • Tori in Greece

    Public Policy Research in Greece

    Tori Bigelow, a UM Master of Public Administration and Policy student, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on Equitable and Inclusive Access to Higher Education in Greece.