Explorations/Study Abroad


Financial Aid & Cost

BW Full Semester Recommended Programs

Students who choose to participate in a full semester (Fall or Spring) Recommended Explorations/Study Abroad Program can expect to pay charges as a BW residential student--current tuition, room and board, for the respective semester.  If the selected Explorations/Study Abroad Program cost is more than the BW charges for Tuition, Room and Board, then the student will pay for the additional charges accordingly. For summer programs. Please see Explorations. For all programs, students should expect airfare and in-country expenses to run between $2,000 and $4,000 more than the cost of tuition, room, and board at BW for one semester.  A small price to pay for the experience of a lifetime!

  • Financial aid and scholarships apply for recommended and faculty-led programs.
  • Students studying abroad for the first time may qualify for a small study abroad grant.

BW Faculty Led Programs

There is an additional program fee for faculty led programs. This fee covers airfare, most meals, lodging, event tickets etc. The cost and coverage depends on the program. Please see the program page for specific details. Students may also qualify for the Study Abroad Grant. Please see Explorations for details.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

If you are eligible for federal aid or receive institutional scholarships, you may use these resources to help fund BW recommended off-campus programs. Once the cost of your program has been determined, the financial aid office will help you apply your aid package to your trip. 

In addition to federal aid, other forms of financial assistance may be available.  Public and private organizations, businesses, and churches often award grants, loans, and fellowships to students traveling abroad.  Scholarships may be awarded on the basis of personal attributes (ethnic or religious background, parents' field of employment, place of residence, etc.), academic major, career path, or study abroad destination.  It may take some detective work on your part, but extra funding is available. 

"The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad."

Here are a few other good starting points:



Undergraduate Scholarship

 (for more information refer to the scholarship website)

IIE Funding

General Funding-can search by specific category

Gilman (Benjamin A.) International Scholarship Program

Studying Abroad in any country; Not North America

National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Studying Abroad in any country; Not North America, Western Europe, or Australia

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

Studying Abroad in any country

Goldwater Scholarships

 Math and Science Majors

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Undergraduate in the US, US Citizen  

National Science Foundation

Studying Abroad in any country


Studying Abroad in Japan

Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP)

Studying Abroad in any country; Must be a sophomore, a US citizen, or permanent resident. Must be an underrepresented minority

The Fulbright Scholarship

Studying Abroad in any country/Not western Europe

The Marshall Scholarship

Studying Abroad in United Kingdom

The Gates Scholarship

Studying Abroad in England

Scholarships for Minorities

You could also ask family and friends to help sponsor your trip by "investing" in this educational endeavor. Or instead of the usual holiday gifts, ask for luggage, sturdy footwear, a Eurorail pass, etc. Be creative! Look for assistance beyond the usual suspects.

Other Resources:


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