Learn about federal and state financial aid opportunities to support study abroad.
Lesley University offers a variety of study
around the globe. There are several types of study abroad program (see below) and each type of program has different implications for financial aid. In general, Lesley grants and scholarships
are not available for use during a semester abroad. However, you may be eligible for federal, state, and private
Once approved to
participate in a study abroad program, the Study Abroad Office will furnish you
with a cost estimate for your program and refer you to the
Office of Financial Aid to determine financial
aid options and assistance with the required paperwork. Keep in mind, that depending
on your program’s payment deadlines, you may need to make certain payments before
your financial aid is disbursed.
Semester/Year ProgramsMany Lesley
students apply for study abroad programs through our partner agencies (such as API, AIFS, IPSL, SIT, etc.). For
Exchange programsThese are a specific type of program
where students from a partner school and Lesley “exchange” places for a
semester or a year. They carry important financial
benefits in that your Lesley grants and
scholarships will be unaffected. For these programs:
Faculty-led, Travel-study Courses
Growing in popularity, these are
courses, taught by Lesley faculty, that contain a travel component. Because they are Lesley courses, students
register for them on LOIS, at the regularly scheduled WebReg times. In most cases, the courses are part of the fall
or spring semester and are therefore included in the tuition for that
semester. If the course is offered
during the summer, summer tuition rates apply.
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Launched by the Institute of International Education in March 2014, Generation Study Abroad is a five-year initiative to double the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade.
German bilingual elementary education exchange student Angelina Knoll found a second home at Lesley. Read more.
Laura Slor, a business and global studies major at Lesley University, spent her sophomore year studying in Rome, Italy. Read More.