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

6 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Alicia
     
    Alicia
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Help them in any way possible. Whether it’s a lot or a little help them out with a loan. If you...
    Help them in any way possible. Whether it’s a lot or a little help them out with a loan. If you are able to fund the trip without outside loans, great. Look for scholarships, government assistance, and any type of financial aid. If that doesn’t work, it is not a bad idea to seek loans; they are not as scary as you may think. Help is out there, don’t be afraid to ask; it’s the best thing you can do for your kids.
  • mentor picture Sandra
     
    Sandra
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Look at all your options and see what works best for you. There is a lot of financial help...
    Look at all your options and see what works best for you. There is a lot of financial help available in the form of loans, grants or scholarships. Also try to make a budget with your child for everyday expenses and any travel cost, and allow for miscellaneous expenses for whatever may come up. With a budget, at least you’ll have some idea on how much money will be needed.
  • mentor picture Olivia
     
    Olivia
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    The cost of the semester in China was almost the same as the cost of one semester at LMU, so it...
    The cost of the semester in China was almost the same as the cost of one semester at LMU, so it was not difficult to fund the trip. If anything, there are scholarships specifically directed towards studying abroad. Students should look into these if they are concerned about funding.
 
 
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