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Ways to Fund Your Journey

A myth about studying abroad is that it is only for the affluent. We have had students from all socio-economic backgrounds afford the program through diligent, intentional research and planning. 

Student-Athlete Funding

Aid that pertains specifically to student-athletes and diverse students for the benefit of education abroad.


Awarded By: The Institute for International Education (IIE) 
Amount: Up to $5000
Eligibility:  US citizens, student in good standing, be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, earning credit for study or intern abroad program
Application Requirements:  Online Application, Official transcripts, certificate from study abroad program 

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Fund for Education Abroad

Awarded By: Fund for Education Abroad
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: US citizens, permanent residents or DACA students, earning credit for study or intern abroad program
Application Requirements: Application Form, Financial Aid Form, Letter of Recommendation
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Diversity Network Summer Scholarship

Awarded By: Independent
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Must attend member institution, min 2.75 GPA
Application Requirements: Completed an online application Documentation verifying participation in a accredited program (i.e., a copy of your acceptance letter or email); Resume; Academic


Additional Funding Resources

Institute for International Public Policy Fellowships
Applicants must have sophomore status and be enrolled full-time in a 4-year BA program, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, be an underrepresented minority and possess a strong interest in international affairs. The fellowship includes support for participation in junior-year study abroad, sophomore- and junior-year summer policy institutes, summer intensive language study, and internship placement.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
Part of Tortuga Backpack's mission "is to help people take amazing trips" -- which is why they dedicate part of their proceeds towards a study abroad scholarship for full time students who have been accepted to study abroad trips. It's only open to U.S. citizens. To apply just complete an online application and 500-word essay. Award is $1,000 and a Tortuga Backpack.

All Abroad
Great resource for students and families interested in learning the ins and outs of study abroad including how to pay for it. Here you will find answers to common questions about study abroad given by experienced mentors, including study abroad administrators, counselors, former study abroad students, and parents.

Study Abroad Loans
Platform to compare lenders and loan options for your abroad program. This resource helps to provide you with study abroad loans, short term loans, semester abroad loans and foreign enrolled loans for students who are fully enrolled in a school overseas.

Fund My Travel
A fundraising platform that helps make your dream a reality. Many students have raised funds within their family,friends and local community for their experience abroad. You can too.

Study Abroad Funding Searchable Databases

Study Abroad Scholarships:
Study abroad database for searching scholarships and aid to go abroad
Student Guide to Financial Aid

College Board general scholarship search engine:
Free online scholarship database.

Free online scholarship database.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding:
Free online database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
Free college scholarship search and financial aid information resource.
U.S. government-sponsored scholarships and grants.

Payment Plans & Credit Options

A Global Players Payment Plan is a viable option for students looking to fulfill their study abroad program expenses on a timeline that is ideal for their financial situation. We understand the complexities that can arise from large financial commitments and as such, our payment plan option helps to ensure both simplicity and flexibility when paying for your GP experience abroad.

Plan Parameters

  • Payments made monthly and are set for specified amounts. Payments are dependent on the program and date of acceptance

  • Plan includes costs paid out of pocket (financial aid and direct bill items considered separately)

  • All program plans must be paid in full before the program start date

  • A  5% late fee will be incurred if you do not pay on time

To request a customized payment plan please contact a Financial Advisor 

Credit Option

Global Players would never endorse going into debt but the PayPal credit option is a viable one if you want to commit to the program and spread out your payments while you research and apply for other aid and scholarships. Read more on PAYPAL CREDIT.


Budgeting is an important part of your study abroad experience. Through consistent financial planning and preparation you can not only make it happen but you are able to learn a vital life skill along the way. You would be surprised how many student-athletes study abroad on their own dime and due diligence.  Start now with our budget sheet.

Need help? Contact Financial Advising to answer your budget questions.