Finances & Scholarships

We want all students to have the opportunity to study abroad, so we strive to provide the lowest cost study abroad options without sacrificing quality. Many CISabroad students also receive financial aid or scholarships to help pay for their time abroad, making it possible to study overseas without breaking the bank.

Did you know that 70% of all CISabroad students receive scholarships or grants to study or intern abroad? Between applying early, commiting to blog while abroad, or by your school being an affiliate, chances are good you’ll receive some aid from us! And, this is all on top of our already very affordable program prices.   

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CISABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS (grants available below)

Candidates will be awarded only one scholarship, but you may apply to as many as you'd like.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring Semester Programs
Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15
Award Notification: November 15

Fall Semester Programs
Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1
Award Notification: May 1

Summer Programs
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1
Award Notification: April 1

SCHOLARSHIP OFFERINGS

CISabroad Travel Blogger Scholarship
All students interested in the CISabroad Travel Blogger Scholarship must have at least a 2.5 GPA or higher and complete all scholarship application requirements (please see below for details). Recipients will be required to maintain an online journal while overseas.

  • $250-500 for semester programs, $250 for summer programs.

 

CISabroad Photojournalist Scholarship
There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Photojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online photo journal with at least 100 photos by the end of their program.

  • $100 plus a digital camera for both semester and summer programs.

 

CISabroad Videojournalist Scholarship
There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Photojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online photo journal with at least 100 photos by the end of their program.

  • $100 plus a digital camera for both semester and summer programs.

 

CISabroad Pioneer Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for students who are among the first from the university to go abroad on a CISabroad program. Pioneer recipients must have at least a 2.5 GPA or higher and complete all scholarship application requirements. Recipients will be required to maintain an online journal while overseas.

  • $250-500 for semester programs, $250 for summer programs.

 

CISabroad Correspondent Scholarship (semester programs only)
Recipients will be required to maintain an online journal while overseas and participate in at least two study abroad-related events upon returning home.

  • $500-1,000 for semester programs only. 

 

CISabroad Green Scholarship
There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements. Recipients will participate in at least two green opportunities while overseas and make a presentation on their experience upon returning home.

  • $250-500 for semester programs, $250 for summer programs.

GRANTS

CISabroad Early Bird Grant
Be among the Early Bird applicants to any of our programs and get $100 off the cost of your program! Be sure to enter the coupon code [Early Spring, Early Summer, Early Fall, Early January] according to the term you're applying for into the coupon code field on your application to receive this special discount!

Early Bird deadlines are as follows (enter coupon code as you apply before these deadlines):

  • January 2015 Program: September 26th, 2014
  • Spring 2015: September 19th, 2014
  • Summer 2015: December 26th, 2014
  • Fall 2015: March 31st, 2015


CISabroad CPA (Cooperating Partner Alliance) Grants
If your school is an affiliate of CISabroad, you may automatically receive a $250 grant for a semester program, or a $100 grant for a summer or short-term program. Students, please check with your study abroad office to find out if your school is an affiliate of CISabroad. Or, click here to see the current list of schools

Advisors: if you are interested in all the benefits that come with affiliation (grants, site visits, training webinars to name a few) please contact us.

Students: if you are interested in your university becoming an affiliate of CISabroad, please let your study abroad office know!

CISabroad Bring a Friend Grant
Already decided that you want to study abroad, but you don't want to go alone? Bring a friend and you'll each receive a $250 grant for a semester program or a $100 grant for a summer, winter, or internship program. Just be sure that you put your friend's name on your online application (in the "Bring a Friend Grant, Name of Friend" box) and have your friend put your name, and you will both receive the grant. Note: this must be done at the time of application!

CISabroad Go Again Grant
Have you already been on a CISabroad study abroad program, but you have the travel bug and can’t wait to leave the US again? We’ll help! Go on another CISabroad program, and you’ll receive a $250 grant for a semester program or a $100 grant for a summer program, just check off the box on your online application indicating you are a CISabroad alum.

CISabroad Diversity Abroad Grant, CISabroad Gilman Grant, CISabroad Golden Key Grant
If you receive a Diversity Abroad scholarship, Gilman Grant, or Golden Key Award for your CISabroad program, we’ll give you an additional $500 grant for a semester-long program or $250 for a short-term program, just to say congratulations!

Application Procedure
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs. 

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