Moody Global Fellows

The Moody Global Fellows program provides undergraduates with a positive, fully-funded first-time abroad experience.

Through the Moody Global Fellows program, you will: 
• Strengthen your connection to the Rice global community by meeting with universities, partners, and alumni abroad. 
• Learn how to plan an international trip with the help of country-experts at Rice, your peers, and the CCL. 
• Identify global opportunities related to your personal, academic, and professional goals. 
• Learn about and be prepared to pursue more global travel during your future at Rice. 

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Eligibility - Moody Global Fellows must:

  • Be first generation college students and/or limited-income students 
  • Freshman or sophomore
  • Have not previously traveled internationally (international students are eligible if they have not traveled beyond their travel to Rice for their studies; some limited and family travel may be considered as exceptions)
  • Be any major
  • Commit to monthly pre-departure meetings January through May
  • Be available for 2-3 weeks of international travel in the summer

Location: University of Costa Rica in San Jose.

Applications for Summer 2025 travel will open in January 2025. 

If you are interested: 

  • Read through this info sheet for more details about the program. 
  • Stay up to date on upcoming events and program updates by indicating your interest in the Moody Global Fellows program via this form
  • Contact Kelsey Ullom ( to be connected to a program alumni or set up an appointment to talk more about the program. 

The Moody Global Fellows program is supported by the Ross Rankin Moody Civic Engagement, Student Success, and Global Leadership Fund and is part of the Moody Experience at Rice University.

“Global travel introduced me to people and ideas that changed the way I think, the way I problem-solve and how I think about the future."


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