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High Financial Need

It is a common misconception that study abroad is too expensive, especially those with high financial need.  However, many Creighton students study abroad every year for the same cost (or even less) than they pay for a semester at Creighton.  It is important to begin planning early to ensure you build a budget and work with a GEO Coordinator to find the program and the financial support that works for you.

Questions for Reflection

  • How do I budget for study abroad? Can Creighton, my host university, or past program participants provide example budgets?
  • Have I looked up information on estimated living costs in my host city/country?
  • Have I considered locations with a lower cost of living (housing, food) to keep my spending low?
  • Have I researched what scholarships (internal and external), grants, or other funds are available to me? 
  • Do I have a Pell Grant? If so, have I looked into the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad?