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Want to study abroad but worried about finances? Nancy Issa, the associate director of university financial aid, works directly with students who wish to use their financial aid for study abroad. The information below is provided for your reference, but you may also hear her speak directly about CWRU's study abroad financial aid policies in this video. She can be reached at or 216.368.4530 with questions related to your financial aid package and study abroad.

To learn more about how financial aid can help you study abroad, please visit the Financial Aid website. In order to apply for aid, make sure to review the instructions, make a copy of the Google sheet and fill out the cost sheet for the appropriate program type here. See information on using payments from 529 plans here.

By Program Type & Term

Financing a study abroad experience differs by program type and term. We offer academic-year and semester, summer, short-term faculty-led, independent academic travel, and internship, service-learning and research abroad programs.

Scholarship Information

A multitude of scholarships are available to study abroad students. These include CWRU-specific scholarships, scholarships for LGBTQ+ and students of color, first-generation students, and program- and region-specific scholarships. Be sure to plan early and apply before the scholarship deadlines!