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Federal and state financial aid can be used for most credit-based travel programs if the credits earned will apply to your academic program at WSC. Federal work-study funds cannot be used for study away. Meet with your financial aid advisor at the WSC Financial Aid Office at (508) 929-8056 to discuss your individual needs and financial aid package.

Many of the WSC Exchange programs cost the same or less than WSC. Some scholarships are also available to students. These scholarship are primarily for students who choose to study abroad a non-traditional regions of the world including Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.


Many program providers offer scholarship opportunities to students on their programs.  Check with each program for information on their scholarships.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) http://www.iie.org/ administers a variety of scholarships

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship is open to US citizen, undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. Students may apply worldwide though preference will be given to applications outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. To be eligible you must be receiving a Federal Pell grant. Summer only not eligible.
gilman@iie.org (888)-887-5939 x25

Freeman-Asia: Awards for Study in Asia
The Freeman-Asia program is open to undergraduate students who wish to study in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Macao, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam. Fall, Spring, and Summer cycles 
Freeman-Asia@iie.org (212) 984-5542

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate ScholarshipsOpen to US-citizen undergraduates who wish to study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Fall, Spring, and Summer cycle. Summer cycle is open only to freshman & sophomores or applied science & engineering majors.
www.iie.org/nsep  nesp@iie.org (800) 618-6737

US Student Fulbright Program  http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, Master’s and doctoral candidates, young professionals or artists, opportunities for personal development and international experience.
www.iie.org/fulbright/us  (212) 984-5330

The world in which you were born is just one model of reality.  Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you, they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.  Wade Davis

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