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ERC in Honolulu


Sunday, March 24, 2024 - Friday, March 29, 2024

Honolulu, Hawaii

Enjoy your Spring Break, learning about the history and culture of First Nation Hawaiians, the loss of sovereignty and the continuing importance of land and water to Hawaiians today. Engage in hands-on programs to restore and preserve the island’s amazing biodiversity.

Approximate Cost: $1940 includes:
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Tour activities
  • One roundtrip group airport transfer between Daniel K Inouye International Airport
  • (HNL) and Waikīkī hotel
  • Five (5) nights accommodation at the Coconut Waikiki or similar hotel
  • Five (5) breakfasts
  • Four (4) lunches
  • One (1) backyard pā’ina (Hawaiian style dinner) 
Likely Program Activities:
  • Sunday, Depart to Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Monday, Iolani Place and Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawaii 
  • Tuesday, Waimea Valley trail restoration and backyard pāʻina, a Hawaiian-style meal
  • Wednesday,  Waikalua Loko I’a, Hawaiian fishpond restoration
  • Thursday, Malama Manalua, coastal ecosystem restoration
  • Friday, Depart to San Diego, California

Students will have ample free time to explore Honolulu on their own. 

Enrollment is limited so please apply early.

Click here to apply: APPLICATION

APPLICATION DUE: 11:59 PM, Wednesday, November 1, 2023.


For more information, please contact:

Lorna Hirae-Reese,


Jane Hett Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship & Study Abroad Office Scholarships

Jane Hett Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship

Applications available starting September 27, 2023

Students must be studying abroad Winter 2024 and/or Spring 2024.

Studentst must be participating in a EAP, OAP, or Global Seminar (summer) to be eligible for this scholarship.

Thanks to the generosity of the family and friends of former ERC Dean of Student Affairs Jane Hett and other friends of the college, ERC is able to offer a few study-abroad scholarships each year, usually ranging between $500 and $1,000. Any ERC student in good academic standing is eligible to apply. ERC academic counselors and staff in the Programs Abroad Office at International Center can help you in identifying and selecting an appropriate study abroad program.

While all students may apply, priority consideration will be given to students who demonstrate the highest need for financial aid.

Factors considered in awarding the scholarships include:

  • how your academic program, performance, and goals relate to your study-abroad plans
  • whether the program you choose will provide educational experiences you otherwise might not have
  • the extent to which financial need is a factor in whether you will study abroad
  • how you might effectively share your experience upon returning to ERC

Normally ERC scholarships will be awarded for participation in an academic program or a service or field experience; both EAP and OAP programs qualify. If you are receiving financial aid, an ERC award would become part of your aid package and might reduce your need for loans.

To be directed to the ERC Study Abroad/Global Seminars webpage, click here.

UCEAP San Diego Study Abroad Finanical Aid & Scholarships

For scholarship information,  please click here.


Other Scholarship Opportunities:

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships (

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by IIE through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, Texas, these scholarships enable students who have limited financial means to participate in undergraduate study abroad opportunities worldwide. The program provides awards of up to $5,000 for undergraduate U.S. citizens at two- and four-year institutions to pursue country-based study abroad programs of up to one academic year. To be eligible, a student must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot study abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. Multi-country programs or tours and summer-only study-abroad programs are not eligible for these scholarships. For more information, full eligibility criteria, application deadlines for Fall and Spring programs, and the online application visit the Gilman program web site.


Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS)


The Council of Provosts has established the Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) program to encourage undergraduate research and experiential learning.

TRELS awards fall under 4 categories:

  • TRELS Quarterly ($1,000)
  • TRELS Study Abroad ($3,000)
  • TRELS Summer ($5,000) 
  • TRELS travel funding (variable)


TRELS is intended to expose students to experiential learning, including, but not limited to research, guided artistic or creative projects, and public service opportunities, under the guidance of a UC San Diego faculty member.

The following guide offers helpful tips on ways to connect with your professors.

Undergraduate Research Hub

The Undergraduate Research Hub (URH) empowers undergraduates seeking to become integrated in the UC San Diego research community with the skills to be successful in a post-baccalaureate career. URH’s cooperative staff creates an environment for students to engage in research and leverage resources to maintain long-term relationships through high impact practices. URH welcomes students from diverse backgrounds seeking to maximize their student experiences and future opportunities.

Information about undergraduate research scholarship opportunities can be found here.

Funds for Conference Travel


Modest funds are available to Eleanor Roosevelt College students for travel to domestic professional conferences. Students may only receive funding for ONE trip per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30), on a reimbursement bases. The application MUST be submitted 4 weeks prior to travel for approval.


Currently enrolled and registered students in Eleanor Roosevelt College AND in "good" academic standing. Students that are on leave or on proportion are ineligible for travel funding.


$300.00 per person each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)

Can be used for the following expenses: Conference registration, transportation, lodging, poster printing expenses, and food.

Application Process:

Provost Office will review all the applications and make a decision. 


As scholarships are given on a reimbursement basis, the traveler must pay all the expenses. Upon returning, they must submit all the original receipts to the Colleges Business Office. The traveler will be reimbursed after the receipts have been submitted. 

Student Internships





Academic Internship Program

Academic internships

Academic Internship Program

Alliance for African Assistance

Internships supporting underprivileged and immigrant communities

Alliance for Africa

Child Family Health International

 Global Health

Child Family Health International

City Internships

All program elements, which include program-length (8 weeks or more) work placements and an accompanying schedule of career readiness and skills training classes and workshops, may be attended in-person or remotely (or any combination thereof on a flexible basis) at the student’s discretion.

City Internships

Climate Institute

Contribute to new initiatives to substantially help mitigate climate change.

Climate Institute

Department of Energy: The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program

Research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects supporting the DOE mission

Department of Energy

Global San Diego

Visit website

Global San Diego

Environmental Science

Environmental science internships

Environmental Science


Engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services


International Community Foundation

Capacity building, program support, & research

International Community Foundation

International Humanity Foundation

Advocacy for impoverished children worldwide

International Humanity Foundation

International Rescue Committee

Advocacy, program support, & research

International Rescue Committee

International Relief Teams

Alleviating suffering caused by poverty and disaster around the globe,

International Relief Teams

MCV My Chosen Vessel

Clean water, cultural conservation, and education for Maasai people


Mexican Field Migration Program (MMFRP)

A year-long, community-based research practicum on migration and social justice

Mexican Migration Field Research Program


Education and economic support in Guatemala and Mexico



Nonprofit job board – internships in grantmaking, programs, fundraising, marketing, technology & program support



Digital interns, digital rotation program, and US summer student worker program


Global Communities

Saving lives, advancing equity, and securing strong futures.

Global Communities




Refugee San Diego

Committed to showcasing the rich and multifaceted lives of refugees in the region

Refugee San Diego


(South Africa)

Remote editing, remote business development, remote digital marketing, visual nonprofit management, virtual marketing, virtual communications, virtual creative writing, virtual content writing, tourism marketing & business development


San Diego Family Justice Center

Research, program development, grant writing, fundraising, media outreach, public relations (4-week background check required)

San Diego Family Justice Center

Triton Research and Experiential Learning (TRELS)

Four main initiatives:

1.) TRELS quarterly awards

2.) TRELS summer research program

3.) TRELS study abroad scholarship

4.) TRELS travel funding



Visit website to search for opportunities


United Nations Association

Interns engage in local projects to achieve the goals set forth in the UN Charter

United Nations Association

United Nations Framework on Convention on Climate Change

Climate change


Urban League of San Diego

Social and economic equality through advocacy, bridge building, program services and research

Urban League

United Nations Foundation

Advocacy, communications, data, development, family planning, legislation, policy planning youth engagement

UN Foundation