Study abroad is increasingly accessible to students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, however students may still have complex and widespread concerns about the financial aspects of participating in an international experience. Students may wish to consider things like time away from a job, the cost of living in various locations, and what scholarships and financial aid may be available to aid them in their study abroad pursuit. Students can also work with the Office of International & Off-Campus Education to create personalized budgets for their abroad expenses and can work with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss their current financial aid packages.
Below are some links to help inform and support economically disadvantaged students as they plan and prepare to study abroad. The resources are not all-inclusive but are a good starting point to help economically disadvantaged students prepare for their off-campus study experience. Please also feel free to discuss any questions or concerns with the Office of International & Off-Campus Education.