Finance your trip

We believe that international work experience and learning are so critical to your future career development and personal growth that we want everyone to be able to participate in our programs. Aside from offering competitive rates, we’ve put together a host of financial resources, scholarships, money saving tips, and fundraising ideas that will help you finance your trip and get you on your way to realizing your own international adventure.

Tips on Saving

  1. Get a part-time job and set up your bank account to automatically transfer a set amount or percentage to a savings account.
  2. Review your spending and find non-essential areas that you can cut back on. i.e. entertainment, clothes
  3. Work with cash. It is easier to see how much you spend when you have to hand over physical cash instead of just swiping a credit card.
  4. Plan your trip for the off-season. Flights and accommations are often cheaper this way which will make your savings stretch further.
  5. Ask for money towards your trip for your next birthday/hoilday occassion.

Crowdfunding for Your Trip

Make crowdfunding work for your international program. Create your own site and start collecting donations.

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Scholarship & Bursaries

Grant Title
Elegibility Criteria
Kin Canada Bursary
$1,000.00 USD
Canadian citizen/landed immigrant
Full-time student
Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts
not specified
Canadian citizen/permanent resident status
The Saskatchewan Arts Board Travel Grant
$750.00 to $1,500.00 USD
Canadian citizen
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
up to $5,000.00 US
Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant award
Program must be eligible for credits at the student’s accreditedcinstitution of higher education
Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks
Destination must be outside of Cuba or any country on the U.S.
Department of State’s travel warning list
Boren Scholarship
not specified
U.S. citizen
High school graduate; earned GED
Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program
Must be studying outside of the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Fund for Education Abroad
up to $10,000.00 US
U.S. citizen/permanent resident status
Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program
Program must be eligible for credits at the student’s accredited institution of higher education
Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks
Commited to supporting education abroad through their university campus upon return
Diversity Abroad
$500.00 US
U.S citizen/permanent resident status
Full-time undergraduate students in the US
Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA
Accepted into an accredited Diversity abroad partner organization program

Other Resources

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
Financial support information section for Canadians wishing to study abroad.
Student Awards
Scholarships, bursaries, contests, special student offers and other financial assistance to help students win, earn and save money for their education.

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