Office of Global Citizenship

Finances and Study Abroad

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Study abroad can be expensive, so students and their families should take care in financial planning. In addition to the costs of the study abroad program, families may face additional costs such as vaccinations, passports, visas, and roundtrip transportation to the program site. Many of the study abroad program providers' websites have estimates on the costs of participating in their programs, including transportation to the program site. 

Under Sewanee's study abroad fee system, students pay Sewanee's comprehensive charges for the semester (tuition, room, board, and mandated fees), and Sewanee pays the study abroad program provider on behalf of the student. If study abroad programs only provide partial or no board or do not provide housing, Sewanee refunds the room and all or partial board charges on a pro rata basis to cover the personal expenditures on room and board while on the study abroad program.

For students who matriculated at Sewanee in Fall 2018 and after, the Sewanee pledge guarantees that you may use your institutional financial aid toward your approved study abroad semester program. (Those entering Sewanee prior to Fall 2018 may find information about financial aid while on study abroad programs at this link.)

Fortunately, there are also a number of outside sources to help finance study abroad, so be sure to check out the following opportunities:

ScholarshipFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineEligibility
Boren Scholarship February 7, 2019 February 7, 2019 February 7, 2019 US Citizen/Perm Res
Gilman Scholarship March 3, 2020 October 1, 2019 October 1, 2019; March 1, 2019 US Citizen/Perm Res, PELL Recipient
Fund for Education Abroad January 7, 2019 September 10, 2019   US Citizen/Perm Res
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia        US Citizen/Perm Res


In addition, many of our study abroad providers can offer scholarships to students. Learn more by following the links or inquire with the Office of Global Citizenship.




Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


College Year in Athens





SEA Semester


Spanish Studies Abroad


Syracuse Abroad