GELT Information for Students

Prof. David Jacobson with Students in Israel (Spring 2015)Prof. David Jacobson with Students in Israel (Spring 2015)

By participating in a GELT course, students enhance their coursework through hands-on learning, and gain exposure to different viewpoints, people, and experiences. These courses provide an opportunity for an international education experience in addition to, or in lieu of, spending a semester or summer abroad.

For a list of current course offerings, visit the GELT Courses page.

What is included?
Essential travel costs (flights, accommodations, most meals, health insurance for international locations, site tickets) are covered by the GELT grant. As a result of this funding, participation in a GELT course costs no more than enrolling in a regular on-campus course. Students are only responsible for their tuition and associated campus fees, as usual. Financial aid is available to eligible students during the academic year and Wintersession.

Application Process
GELT courses are capped at 12 participants, so students typically must submit an application to the instructor in order to be considered for enrollment in the course. Please contact the professor for more information on the application process.

Note: Students do not need to apply for GELT grant funding. Faculty who are offering GELT courses have already received the funding for the group of enrolled students.

Travel Requirement
Because travel is an essential component of every GELT course, students must travel with their class and fulfill all on-site requirements in order earn credit.

Health and Safety
All participants traveling to international locations will be enrolled in the HTH Health Insurance Plan and the International SOS 24/7 emergency medical and travel assistance service. Students will be required to register with Brown University's Sojourn Abroad system and participate in a pre-departure orientation session. Faculty will also provide an on-site orientation upon arrival. 

Please contact GELT@brown.edu with questions.