Semester Study Abroad External Scholarships
MICA students with financial aid and scholarships from MICA will be able to use their award (except work study) for their MICA semester abroad program. MICA's Financial Aid office can provide you with more details regarding your specific awards.
Students who do not already receive financial aid should consult with MICA's Financial Aid office to review their options. The Financial Aid office can help you to complete and submit the federal "FAFSA" form in order to apply for financial aid.
The Office of International Education publishes a list of external (non-MICA) scholarships for study abroad that you may be interested in pursuing. Click HERE for a pdf of our Scholarship Handout. Please be aware that deadlines are early and it is up to you to find out when they are so you can apply. Early planning is key.
You may also wish to explore the following databases of study abroad scholarships to learn about additional scholarship opportunities for which you might be eligible to apply.
Before You Go
We cannot stress enough how important it is to learn as much as you can about your host country before you go. Life abroad will be much more interesting if you have context for what you are experiencing. Before you go, take a look at this additional information we've compiled to aid you in your preparations for living abroad.
Health and Safety
- U.S. State Department Consular Information Sheets
- Center for Infectious Disease Control
- U.S. State Department Travel Alerts and Warnings
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) - U.S. Department of State
Resources of LGBTQIA Students
- OutRight Action International (formerly known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission)
- International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association
- Out Traveler
- Passport Guide for Transgender Students
Resources for Students of Color
- Diversity Abroad: a website dedicated to supporting students of color in study abroad. It includes study abroad guides, student experiences, and information on scholarships.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund: various scholarships available.
- Travel Noire: cultivated insights and resources from a community of international black travelers.
- Race Abroad: for Americans of Color Preparing to Live Abroad (a Glimpse publication)
Back From Abroad
Now that you've studied abroad, we hope you've gained an appreciation, and perhaps even a passion for intercultural life and learning. Maybe you're already considering your future international endeavors? The list below offers resources on fellowships, grants, and scholarships which support international study, service, civic engagement, and more.
- American India Foundation (AIF) William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
- The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
- Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Fellows (worldwide)
- Congress - Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) (Germany)
- Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program (worldwide)
- Global Health Corps
- Humanity in Action
- Peace Corps
- Princeton in Africa
- Princeton in Asia
- Princeton in Latin America
Volunteer/Faith-based International Programs
- English Program in Korea
- Teaching Assistant Program in France
HAEFTeaching Fellowship (Greece)
- The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
- Ministry of Education of Spain Language and Culture Assistants
- Teach and Learn in Korea (Talk)
Other Ways to Go Abroad
- AuPair World
- Cross-Cultural Solutions
- Cultural Vistas
- Global Experiences International Internships
- International Cooperative Education
- Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms
- Embassies Abroad
- Hostelling International
- Lonely Planet
- STA Travel
- U.S. State Department
- Transitions Abroad
- Go Overseas