Making a financial plan now for study abroad will help your student live in the moment while abroad. Encourage them to take the time to research expenses and understand how much study abroad will cost; resources, like IES Abroad scholarships and financial aid from their school; and tips on how to save money before going, and once they are abroad. 

From start to finish, we work hard to offer superior study and intern abroad experiences at the best value for you and your student. The exact program cost is detailed at the program level and can be found on individual program pages. Consider both the program cost and the additional costs below for the most accurate estimate of how much study abroad will cost your family. Consult your student's home institution, as well, as the cost may vary based on their policies. 

How to Finance Your Student’s Study Abroad Adventure

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Consider Current School Funding

Studying abroad can be affordable. The same federal and state aid, institutional scholarships, grants, and loans that finance your student’s education can also contribute to funding their study abroad experience. Be sure to consult the financial aid office at your student’s home institution to learn more about what aid is transferable to study abroad.

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Save Money in Creative Ways

From saving loose change to selling their gently used clothing, there’s plenty of small but impactful ways your student can save for study abroad. We encourage you to discuss these smaller saving options with your student well in advance of studying abroad so that they feel financially secure and supported by the time they head abroad.

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Apply for IES Abroad Scholarships & Aid

We're proud to offer millions of dollars in scholarships and aid to assist students with study abroad expenses. We encourage you and your student to consider both IES Abroad scholarships and aid and additional funding resources.

Additional Costs to Consider

Government Fees
Including required consular, visa, study permit application, passport, or ACCeSS fees.
Academic Fees
Including those for textbooks, course packets, and other course-related materials.
Daily Life Fees
Including the rental or purchase of a required cell phone and usage, meals, and personal expenses.
Field Trip Fees
Including field trips to a variety of destinations, some of which are not included in the program fee.
Transportation Fees
Including those for round-trip airfare, local transportation, and self-directed travel.

Wondering what's included?

Our program fees cover your student’s tuition, housing, and health insurance, in addition to access to an incomparable amount of predeparture support and resources, direct on-site guidance and assistance while they’re abroad, and networking opportunities and reunions with other alumni once they return from abroad. 

See What's Included

$7 Million in Scholarships & Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from studying abroad. This is why we commit millions of dollars to our study abroad scholarships and aid.

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