Planning ahead is crucial when considering studying abroad, especially when it comes to managing your finances. WCU provides financial aid options and scholarships that can be applied to study-abroad programs, making a trip more affordable for students.
Here are some key points to consider when preparing for study abroad and managing your finances:
Seek Scholarships: Look for scholarships that are specifically designed for study-abroad experiences. Explore external scholarship opportunities, such as those offered by organizations, foundations, or government entities, that support students studying abroad.
Budget and Save: Your financial aid study abroad budget will generally include tuition, fees, room, meals, adminstrative costs, insurance, passport, visa, airfare, and some miscellaneous in-country expenses.
Attend Workshops and Information Sessions: WCU may offer workshops or information sessions related to financial aid and study-abroad programs. Take advantage of these resources to learn more about the financial aspects of studying abroad, including managing expenses, budgeting, and applying for scholarships or grants.
Remember, securing financial aid for study abroad requires proactive involvement. By planning ahead, researching your options, and working closely with the Financial Aid Office and WCU Global Engagement, you can navigate the process and make your study-abroad experience more affordable.
If you are considering a study abroad program, you should contact WCU Global Engagement.