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Make an educational experience abroad possible

Support generations of Highlanders in their pursuit of a global experience, essential for their education and professional preparation.

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Help students discover what it means to be "at home in the world"

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) “At Home in the World” Endowed Student Award Fund exists to put an international experience within reach by helping students minimize the gap between their own financial resources and the total cost of educational trip abroad. The fund, designated for CHASS undergraduate students with financial need, is designed to assist students with the financial costs of studying, researching, or interning abroad. The award, established by CHASS Dean Milagros Peña and supported by generous alumni, gives students the opportunity to pursue international experiences that have the power to be truly transformative.

How are my donations used?

Student awards are made annually to support international travel and related expenses for undergraduate CHASS majors for academic study relevant to the discipline or a service learning opportunity.

Your gift is critical to the removal of financial barriers

Close to 60% of UCR undergraduates are first-generation college students and more than half are Pell Grant recipients. These students may see cost as a barrier to pursuing an international experience. Your support will provide more CHASS students with the necessary support to explore the unfamiliar, gain new perspectives, fuel personal growth, and understand people, cultures, and languages different than their own.