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FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program

Eligible for students who receive the Federal Pell grant, this program is intended to help students who are unable to participate in study abroad programs due to financial constraints.


Boren Scholarships

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), these scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students from the US to study abroad in areas of the world that are underrepresented in study abroad.

 

BUTEX North American Scholarships

For students interested in Studying Abroad in the United Kingdom. This program encourages the exchange of information between the U.S and the U.K as well as the promotion of UK higher education in the U.S.

 

Glimpse Correspondents Program Grants

In association with National Geographic, this program will grant $600 and editorial professional support to students specializing in Writing, Photography and Video as well as guaranteed publication in National Geographic Glimpse in print or online.

 

Hispanic College Fund

The HCF is the nation’s leading organization supporting Latino higher education. This organization offers an extensive variety of scholarships encompassing different types of students: High School students, community college students and both undergraduate and graduate students in traditional universities.

 

IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding

This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

 

NAFSA

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. Please visit this link for additional information about Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource.

 

National Security Education Program (NSEP)

This is a government funded program focused on alternative Study Abroad options with emphasis on languages and countries not commonly available in conventional programs. For students who want to learn foreign languages critical to US interest.

 

Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Programs are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. For more information please visit: PhiKappaPhi.org.

 

Rotary International

This is a privately funded program aimed at furthering international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas.

 

United Negro College Fund

UNCF is the nation’s largest minority higher education assistance organization aiming at providing financial assistance to help more minorities attend school.

 

Travel Resources

STA Travel

STA Travel, the world's largest student and youth travel agency, working with our partners around the globe to get you (student, teachers & anyone under 26) the cheapest, most flexible flights and top-rated accommodations. Ask your STA Travel expert about discount flight options from your city to get you started on your summer adventures.


Student Universe

An online student travel agency site for college students, faculty, and youth.  Millions of students visit StudentUniverse every year offering affordable accommodation and great deals from 5 stars hotels to hostels.

 

Kayak Travel

KAYAK is a travel search site serving as a "travel agent" helping you find great deals at prices you want from airfares to hotel stays by redirecting you to other travel websites competing on finding you the best travel choices for your trip.


Country Studies Guide

Kean University Country Studies Guide Collection includes a variety of sources where you can find definitions, maps, statistics, and a multitude of facts on many countries.

Travel Insurance

  • Cultural Insurance: Services International (CISI) is a leader in providing comprehensive insurance coverage, travel assistance and claim paying capabilities to international students and cultural exchange participants worldwide. Since 1992, CISI has insured over 1 million study abroad students, cultural exchange participants and J-1, F-1 and M-1 visa international students and scholars.

  • iNext: iNEXT offers a complete network of international travel insurance fulfilled through a partnership with Travel Guard, the world's leading travel Insurance provider. Coverage and benefits are available to both individuals or groups traveling outside the United States. Insurance is valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.

  • HTH Travel: HTH Travel Insurance and its parent HTH Worldwide (HTH) apply internet expertise to bring innovative online healthcare services and insurance to international travel, study and commerce combining comprehensive, competitively priced insurance products with critical travel health information, security information and online medical assistance services.

Department of State Country Specific Information

These pages include such information as location of the U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties.

 

Exchange Visitors

The Exchange Visitor Program promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States (U.S.) and the people of other countries by educational and cultural exchanges, under the provisions of U.S. law. Exchange Programs provide an extremely valuable opportunity to experience the U.S. and our way of life, thereby developing lasting and meaningful relationships.

 

CDC-Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on Data and Statistics, Diseases and Conditions, Emergencies and Disasters, Environmental Health and Healthy Living. 

 

Diversity

Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad is the leading global education organization which targets non-traditional students for international education opportunities. Diversity Abroad reaches high school, community college, university and graduate students for international education and other global exchange opportunities. Specifically, Diversity Abroad targets student group who traditionally have not taken advantage of opportunities provided through global education exchanges.

 

ILGA

A world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people everywhere.

 

Students with Disabilities: Mobility International USA
Provides resources for students with disabilities who are considering studying abroad.

 

Top 10 Reasons for African American Students to Go Abroad

 

An article from Transitions Abroad dispelling various myths about African Americans and studying abroad. Also includes general information on traditional European study abroad programs and much more.

 

"What's Up With Culture" is a useful web resource that we recommend as you prepare for your Study Abroad program. Intended to help guide students through the process of interpreting their experiences abroad, "What's Up With Culture" will help you deal with the often surprising effects these new encounters bring while you adjust to a new culture. The ongoing process of cultural adjustment not only encompasses your actual study abroad experience, but it even begins before you leave, and will continue long after you return!

 

Work/Volunteer Abroad

 

Fulbright US Student Program


Fulbright awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2008, at a cost of more than $275.4 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.

 

Peace Corps


The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.

 

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