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International Education

Why Study Abroad?

Living and studying in another country and in a culture different from your own will open doors for your future, both personally and professionally. A cultural immersion experience will help you see and appreciate the world with a new perspective.

Prospective employers see JSCC credits from study on your transcript and view your as a person who is self-motivated, independent, open to new ideas, able to cope with diverse situations and one who exhibits a willingness to embrace challenges.

Students wanting to earn college credit through an international learning experience have ample opportunities at Jackson State. JSCC is able to offer classes in a variety of disciplines in over twenty countries. Jackson State offers these travel experiences while earning college credit and is able to provide partial scholarships for students wanting to study abroad.

Tennessee Consortium for International Studies

TNCIS Scholarship Information


There are a number of activities scheduled throughout the school year that encourage students to learn more about other countries and cultures. These activities include:

  • Lectures from experts who have traveled and written about a variety of countries
  • Myriad international snack and beverage tasting experiences
  • Dance lessons
  • International meals highlighting both local vendors and student offerings
  • Musical groups, both in concert format and interactive performance

Jackson State International Ambassador Scholarship

 The Jackson State International Ambassador Scholarship is a competitive scholarship intended to support student study and travel abroad. 

Minimum Requirements for Applicants:

  • Must be currently enrolled at JSCC
  • In good academic standing
  • Have a minimum 2.0 G.P.A.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of travel
  • Must complete 12 college-level credit hours prior to travel
  • Must obtain a valid passport prior to travel 

A complete application for this scholarship will include:

  • Application cover letter providing information about yourself.
  • Typed 500-word essay addressing the question: Why do you want to study abroad in another country? Be sure to explain what you hope to learn and how you believe this experience will enhance your education.
  • Two letters of support; one must be from a JSCC faculty member.

Completed applications must be turned in to Division Secretary Stacey Williams at Room 115A in the Nelms Classroom Building by the January 25th deadline.

Student will then interview with the International Activities Coordinator and the International Education Committee, after which final decisions will be made.

Apply for International Ambassador Scholarship


Photo of Mechel CampMechel Camp, Ph.D.
Dean of Communication & Humanities/Prof. of English