Planning Ahead

Up-Front Costs

Please be aware that the application and pre-departure process will require a certain amount of money in advance. Some expenses must be covered before scholarships and financial aid are disbursed. Develop a plan for covering these up-front costs, which may amount to several thousands of dollars:

  • Application fee and/or program deposit
  • U.S. Passport
  • Visa fees and processing
  • Airfare
  • Pocket money upon arrival


Working ahead of time to plan for your education abroad experience is crucial. Our office highly encourages students to meet with the Student Money Management Center to start developing a budget prior to your international experience. Additionally, keeping an eye out for various scholarship deadlines and program deadlines is imperative to avoid late fees and missed opportunities for funding.