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The University of Memphis and the Honors Program offer many opportunities for academically talented students to achieve their goals.  For more information about these opportunities, contact the Honors Program office.

Study Abroad
The Honors Program strongly encourages study abroad for its students.  Each year The Honors Program organizes an Honors Spring Break Study Tour, and recent countries visited include Peru and Ireland.  The U of M's Study Abroad Office offers short-term study tours, semester, academic year, and summer programs in over 160 institutions in 40 countries.  Scholarships are available from the Study Abroad Office to support international study.  Please contact the Center for International Programs and Services for more information at (901) 678-2814 or visit their Web site: http://www.memphis.edu/abroad/index.php

The Washington Center Internships
The University of Memphis has established a partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars that provides a unique opportunity for students to work and study in our nation's capital.  Interns pay U of M tuition and fees, and also receive about $6,000 in financial assistance from the Tennessee Board of Regents toward The Washington Center's fees, tuition, housing, and transportation.  All U of M financial aid arrangements (Hope Scholarship, University scholarships, etc.) remain in effect.  Go to www.twc.edu for additional information about The Washington Center.  To learn how to apply for the internship, please consult the University Internship Office at (901) 678-3102 or visit their Website: http://www.memphis.edu/internships/.

National Student Exchange
The Honors Program coordinates the National Student Exchange (NSE), which provides opportunities for undergraduates to study for up to one calendar year at another NSE member college or university.  With more than 170 colleges from which to choose, students can find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet their personal academic interests.  There are several funding plans for NSE study, including the opportunity to pay only U of M tuition while attending another school. Click here for an application. For further information and advising, please contact honors@memphis.edu.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Honors Program encourages students to get involved in research as an undergraduate at the University of Memphis, and supports undergraduate research in the following ways:

The Honors Program's Undergraduate Research Database assists undergraduates in finding a research project and faculty mentor in a particular discipline.  Follow this link for more information: Research Database

Works-in-Progress Symposium (WIPS) held at the University of Memphis during the fall semester gives all undergraduates the opportunity to present individual research.  Although many students make presentations related to their Honors thesis, membership in the Honors Program is not required to participate in WIPS.  Students participating in WIPS may then apply for sponsorship to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).  For an application packet click here: WIPS Application

National Conference on Undergraduate Research is the largest undergraduate research conference in the United States.  The Honors Program provides financial support for students to attend this conference each spring, with priority given to honors students.  Non-honors students are not guaranteed funding for this conference, however they may be eligible.  The deadline for NCUR submission is December 1st.

U of M Student Research Forum is held in the spring semester at the University of Memphis. Sponsored jointly by the Honors Program and the Graduate College, this forum provides all U of M students with the opportunity to present their research to faculty and peers.

The Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council is held each year at a participating Tennessee institution each February.  This conference offers the opportunity to present undergraduate research at the state-wide level.  Students are encouraged to submit an abstract by December 1st.  If you are interested in submitting an abstract for this conference, contact the Honors Program at honors@memphis.edu.

Undergraduate Research Scholar Transcript Designation can be earned by students who attend both WIPS and NCUR and present at one other approved research forum.

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