Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How To Get Scholarships to Study Abroad

There are still some exciting moments at the university by studying abroad. Often, however, study abroad opportunity, like going to university in general can be heavy financial burdens. But just as with the college in general, students may apply for and receive grants for studying abroad. Here are some ways to find the money and held semester that could change your life.

1.Consult with your financial aid office on campus. Just because you study abroad for one semester or one year or more does not necessarily mean they are still eligible for scholarships for their college or university abroad. Can not be ruled out, but do not know if you ask. So if you seek help from scholarships to study abroad, do one of the first negotiations with financial assistance from school to home department - what can I transfer funds to study abroad. They can be a source of information about other options.

2. Check with your stay abroad. Whether you are overseas through your college or university home or another program, check with those who use the program to see what scholarships may be available. Many programs have money set aside to help students in need. Others may have merit scholarships. Sometimes the money will not pay tuition or room and board, but may cover the cost of air travel or other "cost of the house." Consult your program for possible financial support. 

3. Think locally. Many urban organizations have money set aside each year scholarships for local students. Look at these organizations, some may have money specifically for students who want to travel. Some may even have its own small study abroad programs.
Also consider contacting local organizations that apply to study abroad plans. Are you going to Italy to study art history? Consider contacting the local arts community or Italian-American club and wonder what they can offer scholarships. You never know until you ask. They may be happy to assist you. And you may be able to repay the generosity by making a presentation on their group after they return home.

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