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Any advice for parents or students who are worried about funding for the trip?

6 Replies from Mentors

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    Additional Mentor
    Various students and administrators
    interviewed by the Center for Global Education


    Don, Student
    Hear about one student’s experience of working beforehand to save money for traveling during study abroad.
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    Additional Mentor
    Various students and administrators
    interviewed by the Center for Global Education


    Justin, Student
    This student discusses the importance of planning ahead of time!
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    Priscilla
    Graduate Student
    University of California at Berkeley
    Parents who are worried they may not be able to afford their child's time abroad should definitely...
    Parents who are worried they may not be able to afford their child's time abroad should definitely look into the different kinds of travel grants and funding available for students. In the end, one could always take out a small loan. If parents are worried about their children having financial difficulty abroad, perhaps they should look into a location that is a bit more affordable. In every country, there may be cities that are less expensive or offer a less expensive language program than others. Parents should also look into affordable housing options. Staying with a family, sharing a place with roommates and living in a dormitory can all be quite effective when one is trying to save money.
 
 
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