The cost of studying abroad varies by program, with details like time, location, term, and courses to consider.
You don’t have to go it alone—there are several financial-aid options for students studying abroad, including federal aid such as Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans, as well as numerous scholarships. Most students will combine aid from a number of different sources to cover the costs of study abroad. Reach out to Study Abroad at 260-481-0322 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
The following list is not exhaustive, but it allows you to consider different options.
Purdue Fort Wayne Honors Program Study Abroad Scholarship
This is for Purdue Fort Wayne Honors Program students. For information more information, contact the Honors Program at 260-481-6924 or email@example.com.
Purdue Fort Wayne Departmental Scholarships
Ask your department or college about special opportunities to study abroad or special programs and grants.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship requires recipients to have US citizenship and a current Federal Pell Grant.
The Fulbright Program is the largest US international exchange program, and offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools globally. Only US citizens are eligible to apply.
The National Security Education Program David L. Boren Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships enable American students to pursue specialization in area and language studies, and to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to US national security but that are less frequently studied by American students. Examples include areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Limited to US citizens, this program has a federal-government service agreement attached to the award and would require work by the recipient at an approved site after completion.
Critical Language Scholarships
Critical Language Scholarships cover program costs for intensive summer language study in languages deemed critical to national interests. Open to US citizens, you must be enrolled or have graduated within the last two years.
Marion Wright Edelman Scholarship
The Marion Wright Edelman Scholarship is open to minority students who have a history of commitment to the creation of a just and peaceful world. To qualify, you must demonstrate the ability to follow through with the projects that work toward a global community.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad is due in January for the following summer and spring.
With Go Overseas, you can win a full scholarship to study in Ireland or New Zealand.
Here are some other ideas [PDF] from the University of Kentucky International Center for raising funds to study abroad.