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Scholarships and Funding

Financing Your Study Abroad Program

One of the biggest concerns about studying abroad is how to finance the program. While studying abroad can be costly, many students in financial need are able to go abroad every year! Plan early and strategize with a Study Abroad Advisor and  Financial Aid staff in 103 Parks Hall.



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  • ‚ÄčThe GC Study Abroad Scholarship is open to any Georgia College student who has applied for any credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad, or service-learning abroad program. Georgia College is able to award many students each year, so all students going abroad are encouraged to apply! Note that students who apply to the New Horizons Scholarship (below) do not need to also submit an application for the GC Study Abroad Scholarship as they will automatically be considered for this award. (The online application for this scholarship is found inside each student's GC study abroad program application.)
  • The New Horizons Scholarship is open to any GC undergraduate student of under-represented populations (including students of color, students registered with the GC Student Disability Resource Center, students with financial need, etc.) who has applied for a credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad, or service-learning abroad program. Students who apply for the New Horizons scholarship will automatically be considered for the GC Study Abroad Scholarship; only one application is necessary. (The online application for this scholarship is found inside each student's GC study abroad program application.)
Students who apply to a credit-bearing study, internship, or service-learning abroad program will be able to apply to the GC scholarship opportunities above as part of their online program application. Submit applications by the posted deadlines, October 1 or March 1.

Other Scholarships
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  • Other organizations also offer study abroad scholarships, primarily for longer, more intensive programs, financially needy students, and students taking less studied languages.
  • The Institute for International Education (IIE) database has many scholarships.


Ireland - Kilarney Nat'l ParkFinancial Aid
HOPE or ZELL Scholarships, Federal aid (such as the Pell Grant and the Stafford Loan) for eligible students can be applied to approved programs. Visit GC Financial Aid for general info.
Contact your GC financial aid advisor, once you have found a program that interests you, by calling 478-445-5149 or emailing financialaid@gcsu.edu. Be sure to put "study abroad" in the subject line.

Other Ideas

  • ASK! Ask relatives and friends to contribute birthday and Christmas gifts to a special study abroad fund.
  • Fund-raisers: Students often organize fund-raising projects to benefit their study abroad – bake sales, car washes, silent auctions, raffles, etc..
  • Service organizations and churches to which students, their parents, and friends belong are sometimes interested in helping students in exchange for a presentation on the study abroad experience upon return.


Contact studyabroadinfo@gcsu.edu with any questions.