The cost of study abroad can vary widely depending on location and duration. Students should note that because they are still enrolled as full-time students at UCM, FAFSA may apply for semester and academic year study abroad programs. Additionally, most scholarships can be used for your study abroad experience as well. To view detailed costs of each specific program, please visit our program search site.
Many affordable options are available. For some programs, the cost of studying abroad for a semester or academic year is actually less expensive than a semester or academic year at UCM.
There are generally three main factors that influence the cost of a study abroad experience:
Generally, the more services and opportunities provided by the program or provider, the higher the cost of a program. For example, if a program includes the cost of housing, insurance, and excursions, then the program will generally be more expensive than a program that does not include the same amenities. All study abroad students should expect to budget for the following things for all programs:
In most cases, shorter programs are lower in cost. As the program length increases, the cost of the program will generally increase as well.
Current exchange rates and large, high-cost cities have a big impact on the cost of studying abroad. In general, larger cities are more expensive. Countries where the local currency is much stronger than the U.S. dollar are also more expensive.
UCM students may be eligible to receive financial support through the Study Abroad office to fund an approved study abroad program in the form of two available grants:
UCM students have many avenues for study abroad scholarships. When applying for scholarships students should understand the scholarship requirements.
Study Abroad scholarships vary often based on:
Students may be eligible to receive financial aid on approved UCM study abroad programs. Students must be aware of the following criteria for financial aid while abroad:
Students receiving financial or who are interested in receiving financial aid for study abroad should follow these steps: