The cost of study abroad varies, but can be funded in many ways. You also need to know how you should take money with you overse

Funding Opportunities

Fundraising helps make a study abroad program more affordable and allows an opportunity to educate the public. Students can reach out in their local community, region, state or nation. Using resources in a hometown might prove to be a valuable component, especially if a student was active in the community growing up. Some ideas include:

  • Fundraising helps make a study abroad program more affordable and allows an opportunity to educate the public. Students can reach out in their local community, region, state or nation. Using resources in a hometown might prove to be a valuable component, especially if a student was active in the community growing up. Some ideas include:
  • Agencies and Foundations
  • Travel Agencies
  • Alumni Associations
  • Professional and Business Clubs
  • Media (newspaper, radio, TV)
  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Charitable, Ethnic, Religious and Campus Organizations
  • Chamber of Commerce

When asking for assistance, make sure to have a plan on how to explain your study abroad program clearly. It might be helpful to ask for help in funding a certain part like the plane ticket. Offer some service to their organization or the individual so they can benefit from the experience.

There might be ways to save money now for the study abroad program. Students could consider getting a part-time job if they do not already have one to save additional money. Even raising money by painting, cleaning, or washing cars for a couple hours can assist. Students can have a good amount of money saved before leaving by working or budgeting carefully. Anything saved, earned or gifted to a student is worthwhile and helpful.

Financial Aid

Students are eligible for federal financial aid through the Purdue Division of Financial Aid. The Financial Aid department has developed a study abroad guidebook (37 KB) to help answer questions.

The Division of Financial Aid is located in Room 305 of Schleman Hall and can be contacted at 765-494-5050. Please ask for the specialist in charge of study abroad.

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