How Can I Afford to Study Abroad?

As you’re reviewing different programs, you’re probably asking yourself “Can I afford to study abroad?” Higher education in the United States can be expensive, so it’s no surprise that you’re concerned that schooling abroad could be even worse. Here are a few options to make your decision to study abroad financially feasible!

Calculating Program Expenses

Multiple factors contribute to the overall cost of a study abroad program. These include the length of the program (summer, semester or full year), the selected country’s cost of living and conversion rates. Before reviewing alternative ways to pay for your study abroad program, you should talk to your study abroad advisor and learn your school’s policy for financing international studies. Your school may provide some funding and/or scholarships. Some schools may allow your financial aid to transfer.

Affordable Study Abroad Programs

BCA Study Abroad prides itself on partnering with reputable, high quality international institutions and providing on-site immediate assistance from our resident directors. Therefore, your program fees ensure a premium education and constant on-site care, academically, medically, and emotionally. Our comprehensive fee covers tuition, housing, meals*, excursions, resident director assistance and more. We also offer programs in locations that are great if you’re on a tight budget!

How to Fund Your Study Abroad Experience

Once you’ve determined which program is best for you academically and personally, you’re ready to begin exploring your financing options. One option is to take out a student loan, so you can gradually pay for your experience. You can also review our list of possible study abroad scholarships. Plus, each year BCA awards several semester students with a $1,000 scholarship and a selection of summer students with a $500 scholarship. Learn more about BCA’s scholarship here.

Contact Us

To learn more about our program fees, please check out our Scholarships and Fees page. If you’re still concerned about study abroad costs, please give us a call at 717-361-6600.

*Not all summer programs include meals