Financial Resources

How To Budget For Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Office can help you understand the costs of study abroad, and compare programs based on cost. In some cases, the budget to study abroad for a semester can be little more than the budget to study in DeKalb for a semester! In other cases, study abroad can be much more expensive. In either case, the Study Abroad Office will be able to help you make sense of the costs involved.

The Study Abroad Office works with the Financial Aid Office to help you determine whether your current financial aid package (grants and/or loans) will apply to study abroad, or whether you can secure additional funding (even if you don't currently receive financial aid). The Study Abroad Office also has information on different scholarship opportunities available for study abroad. We encourage you to work with our staff to help you find the right study abroad program for your academic and financial requirements.

Sample Budgets

The Study Abroad Office will create an estimated budget for every student that applies for a study abroad program. Students may request sample budgets of individual programs, before applying, to aid in the financial decision making process.