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East Tennessee State University

Special Opportunities

Undergraduate Research  
Completing a research or creative project gives you hands-on experience and greater understanding of your major area of study. We can tell you that the experience will:

  • develop and hone skills necessary for future graduate study and employment.
  • determine whether you want to continue in this field, go to graduate or professional school or seek future employment.
  • show others that you have the knowledge and skills to complete a major project AND you have a project that demonstrates application of your knowledge and skills.

Undergraduate Research Travel Grants  
Funds are available to support undergraduate student travel for presentations at professional meetings. The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities of The Honors College will underwrite up to $500 (per student) for students presenting a paper, poster, or performance or participating in a formal competition at a professional conference. Requests for funds will be considered on a rolling basis. Offers of supplemental support by departments and/or colleges will be considered favorably

National, Regional, and Local Leadership

The ETSU Honors College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Southern Regional Honors Council, and the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council.  The Honors College offers opportunities to attend and present research and creative works at these conferences.  ETSU also is a member of the Council for Undergraduate Research, which also holds a biannual conference for student presentations.  And do not forget the National Conference for Undergraduate Research held every year.  Ask faculty in your field of study about their professional organizations.  Additionally opportunities for leadership roles are available on boards, committees, and student governance at the local, regional, and national levels.  

The Washington Center Internship and Seminar Program

ETSU maintains a partnership with The Washington Center Internship and Seminar Program located in Washington, D.C.  This organization provides internship placements with thousands of government, private, and not-for-profit organizations.  As a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, ETSU can provide a limited number of major scholarships (>$9,000) to assist students in participating in this truly unique experience. Work in Congress, international embassies, major financial and public relations firms, or for organizations such as Amnesty International.  Visit for more information and then contact the ETSU liaison, Michael McGill ( 

Study Abroad

Studying at a university or institution outside of the United States is one of the best ways to gain a new perspective on the world and the opportunities that are available for artistic creativity.

  • Schedule an advising appointment by calling International Programs and Services: (423)-439-7737.
  • Fill out a Study Abroad Inquiry Form and bring it to your advising appointment in the Multicultural Center.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to determine how studying abroad fits into your schedule or degree.
  • Review the following Financial Aid information and/or contact the Financial Aid office to see how it might apply.

For information, contact the study abroad advisor, . Her office is in the Multicultural Center.

Honors Living & Learning Community

For further information about reserving your space in one of the Honors HLLC "pods", check out the Honors Living-Learning Community Brochure at and Housing and Residence Life at



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