It has almost become a right of passage for many students to pack up their dorm rooms and spend a semester in another country.
Most colleges and universities offer student exchange and study abroad programs for students in any major, and study abroad is a great way to see new places and experience a different kind of learning.
Study abroad can also be expensive. Add flights, accommodations and other travel expenses to the already hefty price of college tuition, and it can be really difficult to find enough to pay for a semester abroad.
That’s why more and more scholarships for study abroad are beginning to pop up all over the place! University study abroad and financial aid offices usually have the most up-date information about scholarships and college grants for semesters abroad, but the Internet also holds a ton of useful information for students looking for financial aid for their trip.
Most study abroad scholarships are specific to the college or university, major or country.
For example, AIGA Boston gives two scholarships to design students who study abroad, asking that they keep their sketchbook handy to document all of their adventures. There are scholarships for both short-term and long-term study abroad adventures!
One of the largest study abroad programs in sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Fulbright Scholarships (maybe you’ve heard of them!) are prestigious fellowships and teaching assistant-ships that sponsor study, research and teaching assignments in countries all over the world. Fulbright scholarships vary, but most are enough to cover all expenses in your host country. Of course, this means that there is heavy competition for these study abroad funds.
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