Money is one of the many essentials you’ll need while studying abroad. Once you’ve figured out how to pay for your tuition, fees, housing, and flight costs to/from your host country, you’ve got to start thinking about your extra expenses. These “extra” expenses include, but are not limited to: food and drinks, souvenirs, travel or excursions during your time abroad, entertainment, parties, emergencies, etc. While at school in the U.S., most students can make $15 stretch for two weeks. But while you’re away in your host country, you’re going to want to try all the new food and travel to new places! You’ll want to have as much money available as possible, so that you are not limited financially during your time abroad.
There are many scholarships and grants out there to assist students with international education. If you’ve missed the deadline, however, a great way to raise money for your study abroad trip is through fundraising on your own! Take some time to brainstorm ideas for your fundraiser. You can rely on old-fashioned techniques like going door-to-door, organizing a car wash, selling some of your old clothes to Plato’s closet, having a bake sale, etc. Fortunately, in recent years the power of technology has made fundraising even easier!
Websites like https://www.gofundme.com and https://fundly.com are great, trusted places to start an online campaign.
You can view this article for an A-Z list of fundraising ideas.
Gooverseas.com has also published some great tips for students to raise money for trips abroad!
Start your fundraiser today!
Stay tuned for next week’s Tip #2: Research Your Host Country.
We’d love to know which country you will be traveling to and how you’ve decided to fundraise. Do you have any suggestions for others? Comment and let us know!