If you’re looking into studying abroad but have concerns about being able to afford it, you’re not alone. But relief is on the way! The vast majority of schools offer both scholarships and grants to students interested in going abroad and internationalizing their academic discipline. GlobalEd also awards scholarships to affiliate universities ranging from $300 to $2000 depending on the program you choose. Many times, students don’t receive any form of financial assistance simply because they don’t ask. Perhaps you can in fact afford to study abroad!
There’s something else to consider…
DON’T BE FOOLED! – CAN I AFFORD TO STUDY ABROAD?
Don’t let the exotic destinations and pictures of people having fun in the sun fool you. Just like your university education, studying abroad is an investment. It’s an investment in your employability. This recently published article goes into specifics on the concrete skills sought out by employers that the study abroad experience helps develop.
APPLES AND ORANGES
The price of a study abroad program should NOT be compared to your tuition. That would be like comparing apples and oranges. The pricing for most abroad programs offer a complete package including: tuition, housing, meals, weekly activities, excursions, health insurance, liability insurance, airport pickup, on-site orientation, 24/7 emergency support, etc… When you enter all of those elements into the equation, go abroad, surprisingly… can at times be even more affordable than staying home.
Be sure to speak GlobalEd, your study abroad advisor and your financial aid advisor for details on knowing the logistics of affording a study abroad program.