Why travel is worth it
Travel is an investment for your future. Whether you want to land your dream job, are aiming for a promotion, or want to leave your comfort zone, international travel gives you the experiences and skills to succeed in an increasingly global world.
96% of students that studied abroad reported an increase in self-confidence as a result of their experience.
Land Your Dream Job
93% of students who studied abroad and entered the workforce were employed within 6 months of graduation, compared to 49% who did not study abroad.
Get Better Grades
100% of students who studied abroad saw greater improvement in GPA after their study abroad experience.
*Sources: 1: IES Abroad 50-Year Alumni Survey; 2: IES Abroad 2015; 3: Georgia Learning Outcomes of Students Studying Abroad Research Initiative 2010
Your flexible financing options
Make financing your trip hassle-free with a monthly or bi-weekly payment plan that gets automatically processed. Bonus: Our monthly payment plan is always interest-free.Learn more
Apply Financial Aid
Many students that travel for credit are able to apply financial aid to part or all of the program cost. Talk with your institution's financial aid office for more information.Call or email us
Use TripFunder, our free online donation tool, through your EF website. Share it with friends and family via email and social media to ask for the gift of travel.Create your donation page
Not sure which plan is “the one”? Give us a call at 877-485-4184 or email us to chat about finance flexibility, and we’ll find the plan that's best for you.Call or email us
Apply for an EF study abroad scholarship
Additional scholarship opportunities
Go the extra mile and explore handpicked third-party scholarships to help fund your program.
Just remember: EF Study Abroad is not affiliated with these scholarships and does not determine the outcome. Any questions should be directed to the provider listed below.
Study abroad can fit your budget
Our guide includes a short-term study abroad budget calculator, fundraising and scholarship ideas, the return on study abroad, how to leverage study abroad to get a job and so much more.
You also get access to our complete Fundraising Guide, which outlines how to start fundraising and get the word our to friends and family, and gives you over 20 ideas of different fundraising activities. Here are a few to get you started!
Traditional fundraisersUse these tried-and-true fundraising techniques to raise money for your study abroad program.
Holiday fundraisersAsk for the gift of travel from friends and family during the holiday season with these fundraising tips.
Restaurant fundraisersPartnering with a restaurant can be a great way to raise some quick money for your program with minimal effort.