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Study Abroad Funding

    How Costs Work


    To see what costs you will be responsible for while going abroad, please click through the drop-downs below.


  • Exchange Partners

    While at a bilateral exchange partner (host institution), you will pay A-State tuition and fees. Any scholarships you have towards your tuition and fees at A-State will still be applied. In most cases (except one partner), you will pay room and meals at the host institution and A-State would not charge for any room or meal rates at A-State for the period abroad.

  • ISEP

    You are eligible for federally funded financial aid and are generally able to access the same aid sources including institutional scholarship as if you were studying at ASTATE.

    ISEP-Exchange: Students who choose the ISEP-Exchange option will pay tuition, meals, and housing at Arkansas State University. These expenses will be waived at the host university.

    ISEP-Direct: Students who choose the ISEP-Direct option will pay the costs as set by ISEP. Often, ISEP-Direct is an alternative to the exchange option when ISEP-Exchange space is limited or not available at the university.

  • Affiliate Partners

    While participating in an affiliate partner program, you will pay the program fee, tuition/fees, and room/meals all to the affiliate partner. A-State will not charge for any of these items while abroad. You may be eligible to use your financial aid for certain affiliate partners. You will need to discuss with your Financial Aid Counselor and the Affiliate Partner.

  • Faculty Led Programs

    Faculty-led trips are short term trips (1 – 4 weeks, in most cases). While on a faculty-led trip, you will have a program fee to pay. You will also be charged tuition and fees for the course you are enrolled in for the program.



    Financial Aid, Grants, and Scholarships to Study Abroad


    Scholarships, grants, and student loans will apply to A-State approved study abroad programs. However, you may need more financial resources to fund extra expenses along the way including, but not limited to, personal expenses, visa cost, airfare and ground transportation. The links below will help you find more ways to fund your scholastic adventure.


    A-State Travel Voucher

    There are two A-State Travel Voucher options, which cannot be combined. This first provides up to $500 of the cost of round-trip airfare for the regular voucher. Secondly, there is a travel voucher for $1,500 for students whose family’s contribution is less than $10,000.  Click here for more information.


    Honors Experience Grants

    The Honors College offers Honors Experience Grants to help Honors students fund their study abroad experiences. Please contact Rebecca Oliver for more information.


    Neil Griffin College of Business

    Contact Dr. Hilary Scholoemer for information about study abroad funding opportunities through the Neil Griffin College of Business.


    Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships

    Contact Jennifer Salo for information about national awards for study abroad.


  • External Funding Sources

    External Funding Sources

    Gilman Scholarships For Pell Grant recipients

    Fund for Education Abroad FEA provides scholarships for underrepresented group of students for study abroad
    Critical Language Scholarships For the study of Arabic, Hindi, Turkish and other critical languages 
    International Financial Aid Loans for study abroad
    Fulbright Scholarships Research grants and English teaching assistantships for graduating seniors, and graduate students; programs for faculty, staff, and in-service teachers
    Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarships for members and non-members
    Boren Awards for International Studies: Scholarships and Fellowships for less commonly taught languages from world regions critical to U.S interests.
    Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship $1000
    AIFS Scholarship
    IES Study Abroad Scholarships and Aid
    The Bridging Foundation Scholarship
    Eastern European Study Abroad Scholarships
    CIEE Programs scholarship
    Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

  • Country or Program Specific Study Abroad Scholarship

    Country or Program Specific Study Abroad Funding

    Freeman Scholarships Undergraduates to Asia
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships for study in Germany for students at all levels as well as faculty
    Japanese Government Scholarship Programs A wide range of scholarships for students interested in studying in Japan, funded by the Japanese government.
    Scholarships and Awards for Students to Study in the United Kingdom 
    Woodrow Wilson International Fellowship Foundation Multi-year scholarship programs for students, especially minorities, interested in international careers
    Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan

  • Additional Resources for Researching Funding for Study Abroad

    Additional Resources for Researching Funding for Study Abroad


  • Work Abroad and Related Links

    Work Abroad and Related Links

    The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Opportunity for Students with Bachelor's Degree to teach in Japan

    US State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  Information on Study/Work Abroad and International Educational Exchange