Summer 2021 Updates
Unfortunately, as of 2/22/21, the Vredenburg Travel Fund will not be supporting travelers for the Summer 2021 cycle. The Whiting School of Engineering is following the directive of the university which has suspended all university-funded international travel for undergraduates through Summer 2021 due to the on-going global COVID-19 pandemic. Please see here for more information from the Office of Study Abroad.
Want to travel abroad this summer … for free?
Check out the Vredenburg Travel Fund!
The Vredenburg Travel Fund offers strong Johns Hopkins engineering students the opportunity to apply their engineering, technology, and applied science skills and training in an international setting. The Fund encourages engineering majors of any discipline to broaden their engineering experience by giving them the chance to participate in international experiential activities through collaboration, investigation, and application.
Current engineering sophomores and juniors may apply to for the Vredenburg Travel Fund by proposing an international experience in the form of:
- Internship (paid or unpaid) OR
- Service Project
At the time of travel, selected students will be rising juniors and seniors who will be returning to JHU for at least one full term post-travel.
Projects can be funded to a maximum of $8,000; the typical range of the Vredenburg Travel Fund is between $5,000 and $7,500, depending on the location of the experience. The Fund covers airfare, housing, food, and other reasonable expenses associated with the international experience. Financial need will not be a factor in selection of the recipients and funding of the proposals. However, students with demonstrated financial need may be eligible for an additional stipend upon return.
(The Vredenburg Travel Fund does not cover traditional “study abroad” experiences.)
We hope to resume the Vredenburg Travel Fund for the Summer 2022 cycle.
If you have additional questions or are unable to attend an Information Session, please email [email protected] to speak with the Vredenburg Travel Fund Coordinator, if available. Additionally, feel free to contact previous recipients (see below) to learn about their experiences.
*JHU suspended all travel for Summer 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.