Why Study Abroad?
Study abroad is an amazing experience that not only allows you to see beautiful countries, but it creates countless opportunities. The study abroad experience provides you with a world-class education, a chance to immerse yourself into new cultures, the opportunity to hone your language skills in a native land, growth through meaningful personal development, and of course to make life long friends through a one-of-a-kind adventure.
Special Note Regarding Funding
Students, please note: The Center for Global Studies does not provide internal scholarships, mini-grants, or funding of any kind at this time that pays for study abroad tuition, travel expenses, visas, or any other related cost. Financial aid is a possibility to pay for study abroad* opportunities for the Fall and Spring semesters. Financial aid can only be utilized to pay for study abroad opportunities that are credit-bearing, accredited, and in compliance with Financial Aid’s regulations. If you have any questions regarding study abroad session, please email me Sarah Akiwumi, Global Education Coordinator at email@example.com or call 336-517-2192.
*Study abroad is defined as a credit-bearing opportunity from an accredited institution abroad. Study abroad does NOT include internships, vacation trips abroad, volunteer trips, summer excursions, or research groups. If you are unsure whether your trip falls within these guidelines, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Students are eligible to receive financial aid (including loans, grants, and scholarships(if available) towards the cost of any study abroad program if the courses fulfill degree requirements and the student is taking the equivalent of a full-time course load at Bennett College. Full-time enrollment requirements are outlined by the Financial Aid Office.
* Qualifying students typically receive a combination of loans and grants.
* FAFSA should be completed as soon as available.
* Student must submit documentation of approved trip from the Study Abroad Office prior to contacting the financial aid office.
* Additional forms may be required, as communicated by the Financial Aid Office.
Students, do not go to Financial Aid until you have approval for your study abroad trip.
We get a lot of questions that are asked repeatedly so we wanted to make sure to address those ahead of time!
1. How much does it cost?
Program costs differentiate on location, length of stay, and many other factors. Once you decide where you would like to go, narrowing down program prospects and figuring out the total program cost will be easy to do.
2. How do I get started?
Get started by coming by the Center for Global Studies, doing some research, and talking to your academic advisor.
3. How long are the programs?
Conventional programs are usually for an entire semester or can be for the entire academic year. Short term programs are available year-round, but are most popular in the summer.
4. Can I use financial aid?
Using financial aid for study abroad is a possibility, but there are requirements that the foreign institution must meet before the federal government will allow loan proceeds to be disbursed. Each program is unique; therefore, you will need to speak to a financial officer to get confirmation.
5. What documents do I need?
Some countries are lenient on their protocol and may not require visas. However, everyone is required to have a passport.*
*Did you know, we have a passport scholarship opportunity at Bennett?