Resources for Study Abroad

Funding Resources for Study Abroad

Pitzer students on financial aid are able to apply financial aid towards approved study abroad programs. Consult with the Office of Financial Aid at your school for specifics on how your financial aid award will apply and to complete the necessary paperwork. Pitzer financial aid is not available for non-Pitzer students.

Other sources of funding for study abroad are listed below. Please consult with the Office of Financial Aid prior to applying to understand how scholarships and grants impact your financial aid package.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for students receiving a Pell grant.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship for students receiving federal financial aid who are dependent children of active military member(s).

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant for traveling to France.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia for students receiving need-based financial aid for study abroad in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,  or Vietnam.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships for study abroad in countries other than Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Bridging Japan Scholarship for students studying on semester programs in Japan in any field and the Morgan Stanley Scholarship for students studying in Japan who have an interest in economics and international finance.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Foundation for Global Scholars for study abroad.

Fund for Education Abroad  general scholarship for study abroad.

German DAAD Scholarships for students studying abroad in Germany.

Go! Overseas Study Abroad offers a study abroad and intern abroad scholarships and provides information about other funding sources.

Hosteling International USA offers a $1000 grant to a young person to encourage world exploration.

ISEP Exchange Scholarships and who may apply:

  • Community Scholarship: Any student on ISEP Direct or Exchange is eligible. The award is $500 and is intended to promote diversity and inclusion among ISEP students.
  • Founders Fellowship: Any student on ISEP Direct or Exchange focused on language learning is eligible. The $2500 award is based on a creative project and should express the student’s desire to learn a language and cross-cultural barriers.
  • The Annette Kade Scholarship: Students from US member institutions studying in French or German speaking areas. The awards are up to $1000 and are intended to promote language learning.

KAUST Full Discovery Scholarship for undergraduate students of science and technology, this generous scholarship covers tuition and a living allowance for the remainder of the undergraduate degree and a master’s program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

Michigan State University Library is a list of scholarships and grants related to international research and study.

NAFSA – U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List
A variety of organizations and institutions provide scholarships and grants for study abroad from the United States. Many provide assistance that is targeted to specific student populations (underrepresented student groups; African Americans; Asian Americans; Latino/Latina Americans; Native Americans; students with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students). This list is a sampling of Web sites with information and resources on multiple scholarships and grants.

Nash Family Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship This needs-based scholarship is for Pitzer College students who are studying abroad, especially those who demonstrate an interest in community or public service, urban issues or other areas of civic engagement. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad and International Programs for more information and an application.

Sallie Mae education loans available for study abroad.

Scott Family Adventure Award Through the John and Carrie Santangelo Foundation, Pitzer alumnus John T. Scott ’87, director of the Foundation, pledged money to establish and endow the Scott Adventure Award at Pitzer College. The biannual award, presented by the Pitzer College Office of Study Abroad and International Programs, enables study abroad students to pursue a special project or interest that would enhance their overseas experience. Interested Pitzer College students should contact the Office of Study Abroad and International Programs for further details. Some programs do offer their own aid and students applying for summer programs and unapproved semester programs should check with the program provider to learn of any additional sources of aid.

UNIGO Scholarship for study abroad.

Web Resources

US passport information

US State Department Country Specific Information – including entry requirements

Students Abroad – US State Department Information on travel documents, health, emergencies, embassies, voting, and security conditions.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) A free service provided by the US government to US citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.

U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

US Customs

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Mobility International – for travelers with disabilities

University of Calfornia – Sexual and Gender Diversity resources for study abroad students

NAFSA: Association of International Educators – Rainbow Special Interest Group for LGBT students

Pathways to Safety –  Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad

For students of color

Traveling with Medications

US Department of State – Your Health Abroad

OSAC US Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security – Traveling with Medication

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Traveling with Medications

Transportation Security Administration – TSA Cares Help Line

Time zone converters

The World Clock – Time Zones

Currency converters



Other Resources

Weather information

Voting while abroad for US citizens

CIA World Factbook

Global calendar

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