How do I pay to study abroad?
Studying abroad is more affordable than you may think. In fact, USAC offers programs in 13 countries that are comparable to staying at the University of Nevada, Reno for a semester, and award more than $100,000 in scholarships to UNR students each year.
One of the first questions students (and their parents) ask is "Can I study abroad affordably?” The answer is "Absolutely."
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Study abroad is an integral, necessary part of a 21st century education—not just a luxury, or fun "extra" available only to the privileged few. As such, one of USAC's core commitments is to make study abroad an option for all students. As a nonprofit, university-based organization, we understand the financial pressures students and parents face to finance their education and we are committed to maintaining modest fees for our programs.
Federal financial aid and most Nevada scholarships can be used for any USAC programs, and the Millennium Scholarship can be used toward USAC Specialty Programs, where you earn UNR academic credit while abroad. You can also find more information on applying your existing financial aid and scholarships to study abroad via UNR’s Office of Financial Aid Study Abroad & Financial Aid.
Meet with the USAC Scholarship Coordinator to discuss all scholarship opportunities that might be available for you by emailing us or by stopping by the USAC office.
Don’t let concerns over finances keep you from going abroad—do your research, apply for scholarships, and plan ahead, and study abroad can be within your reach.
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