One of the biggest concerns students have about studying abroad is the cost. Students want to visit another country to explore a new culture, but may not be able to without some financial assistance. GEO recommends several study abroad scholarship resources to students (in alphabetical order):

The Benjamin Franklin Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Program offers $2,500 scholarships that are specifically designated for underrepresented students who have an interest in France. The funds can used for the cost of tuition, books, and travel related to study, service learning or internships abroad.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides need-based scholarships of up to $5000 for students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

The Boren Award for International Study is an initiative of the National Security Education Program that provides funding for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

College Board includes other offers for funding such as grants, research roles, and loans. You can narrow down results by demographic information or study abroad criteria.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides fully funded intensive summer language institutes overseas in fourteen critical languages.

Department of State USA Study Abroad contains several scholarships that can be used for study abroad programs and purposes.

The Explore the World Travel Scholarship gives recipients of the scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service component to their itinerary. We give to you so you can give back.

FIE Scholarships are scholarships offered by the Foundation for International Education, a London-based non-profit international education organization that provides customized partnership programs and individual student enrollment programs in London, Dublin, and Amman.

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship offers funding to meritorious individuals who demonstrate high academic achievement, possess exemplary communication skills, display the hallmarks of self-determination, exhibit characteristics of bold leadership, and have a history of service to others.

The Freeman-ASIA scholarships provide funding to undergraduate US citizens and permanent residents to support them as they study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade.

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program places recent college graduates in classrooms in 75 countries to help teach English and serve as cultural ambassadors.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program sends recent college graduates and early career professionals to live, study and conduct research abroad in 140 countries.

The Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad (Minority students, First-generation college students, Community college students, Students with disabilities, Student Athletes, Veterans, Returning learners).

Go Over Seas allows you to search for scholarships that pertain not only to study abroad but also to interning and volunteering abroad. It has much more reach, depending on what you're looking for.

The Go Over Seas Generation Study Abroad Scholarship is part of Generation Study Abroad, an initiative led by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

International Scholarships is a scholarship database that allows you to find study abroad scholarships by a variety of different criteria.

The Language Flagship offers programs at 22 universities and colleges across the U.S combined with overseas study opportunities at ten Flagship Overseas Centers.

Scholartrips is a scholarship program that awards creativity and the desire to learn through travel. Since its beginning in 2004, it has awarded over $100,000 to students across the United States—and this year it could be you!

Study Abroad Funding is a website maintained by the Institution of International Education (IIE) and is devoted to finding you scholarships according to a variety of criteria. Here, you can search for study abroad scholarships by geographic location or region, academic major, or keyword.

Study Abroad Scholarships is another comprehensive study abroad scholarship database, similar to the one run by the IIE.

The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel.'s 17th Annual Student Travel Writing Contest is an annual student writing contest that has been held over the past 16 years for all currently enrolled high school, undergraduate, graduate students, student interns, and volunteers (including Peace Corps). Students who have graduated within the past three years are also eligible, as well as students currently on leave from school, since many internships and working/living experiences occur after enrollment.