You Can Afford to Study Abroad

You Can Afford to Study Abroad

“I really wanted to go on a study abroad to Ecuador. I’m barely making ends meet with tuition and rent and everything. I’ve worked as many as four jobs during a semester and have had to cancel two previous study abroad applications because of a lack of funds, the gap between paying for school and a study abroad was just too wide. However, on my third attempt, which was going down a similar path, everything changed with the news I had received a Global Opportunity Scholarship.

—Sydney Jensen, Linguistics

Sydney’s experience may be similar to that of many other BYU students who find themselves with a desire to enrich their education through experiential international learning opportunities but can’t take advantage of the prospect because of a lack of funds. 

We crafted the Global Opportunity Initiative with Provo Parity in mind—that is, the idea that with this scholarship, an academic program abroad shouldn’t cost more than a semester on campus. Financial situations vary, of course. But with your preparation, some sacrifice, and a deep commitment toward having an international education experience—this scholarship can make the difference.

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