Studying or working abroad is more than just an opportunity to travel and collect some great pictures. It also increases your ability to think critically, develop a global world view, and enhance your future professional and career development. There are many programs offered through SCSU Center for International Studies (CIS) Office; many that are not much more expensive than studying on-campus.
You can use your financial aid to pay for costs you normally incur while studying on campus. Once you have been accepted on your study abroad program, the CIS Office will submit an official budget to the Financial Aid Office prior to your term abroad. If you applied for financial aid, we will use the program budget to estimate your cost of attendance for study abroad and determine your eligibility for financial aid.
We encourage you to apply for scholarships to help pay your study abroad costs. A couple of scholarship searches are the SCSU Scholarship Search and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Loan options may be available for your study abroad program costs. Try to keep your debt load down by paying for things such as your passport, visa (if applicable), and airfare from savings or earnings from your job. Remember to check out "Paying for Education" at CashCourse.org for information on studying and working abroad.
Whether you study abroad on a short-term or semester-based program, on an SCSU-sponsored program or an affiliate university program, we encourage you to consider including an international education experience as part of your college career.