James B. Feldman Study Abroad Endowment

Spices in a market in Istanbul, Turkey, where civil engineering undergraduate Adriel Hsu spent a semester studying at Bogazici University (Photo: Adriel Hsu) Maimuna Jallow, a civil engineering junior, takes in the view in Interlaken, Switzerland, one of the many places in Europe she visited during her semester at Georgia Tech-Lorraine. (Photo Courtesy: Maimuna Jallow)
Civil engineering undergraduate Brittney Vidal stands in front of Stonehenge in England, one of the many sites she visited during her study abroad semester in London. Vidal said she realized she wanted to dedicate her career to structural engineering while lying in the grass and marveling at the famous stone structure. (Photo: Diana Chumak) Civil engineering undergrad Andrew Melissas diving during his semester studying abroad in Australia. (Photo Courtesy: Andrew Melissas)

The James B. Feldman Study Abroad Endowment is a new opportunity for civil and environmental engineering students to supplement their study abroad plans with a non-academic experience that extends or enhances the meaning and perspective they receive from their overseas experience.

Created in 2018 by alumnus Jim Feldman, BCE 1977, and his wife, Amy, the endowment provides $1,000 to one student per year who already has planned and funded their study abroad trip.

The funds may be used to spend extra time in the destination country after the end of the academic program, to pay for weekend travel the student couldn’t otherwise afford, or other non-academic experiences.


Only undergraduate students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are eligible. Preference is given to students with an interest in careers in the construction industry.


  • A completed application with an itemized budget of expected expenditures
  • Proof of an upcoming study abroad trip, such as a letter of support or program acceptance letter
  • A final note for Mr. Feldman that provides a brief summary of how you used the fund and what you learned from the experience. Reports are due 30 days after the conclusion of your trip.

Please Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

Deadlines and Review Process

Keep in mind, only one student per year will receive funding.

  • Applications for spring semester funding are due October 1.
  • Applications for summer semester funding are due March 1.
  • Applications for fall semester funding are due June 1.

Application review generally takes four weeks from the deadline, so you should expect decisions early the following month.

Download Feldman Study Abroad Fund Application (Word)
Download Feldman Study Abroad Fund Application (PDF)

Once completed, application packages must be emailed as a single PDF file to global@ce.gatech.edu. Please include Feldman Study Abroad Fund Application in the subject line.