Study Abroad & Aid

Financial Aid

College aid can follow you to our domestic exchange programs, as well as to many programs of study abroad. No aid can follow you abroad automatically, so be certain to work with the Off-Campus Study Office to arrange for approval of aid consideration for study abroad.

Note: Most study abroad programs do not offer campus work opportunities so you may wish to borrow additionally to fill that gap. Let us know if you'll want to borrow more.

Your eligibility for our support during study abroad will be based on Swarthmore's actual charges and allowances for books and personal expenses as if you were on-campus. That allows for a more generous budget for your study abroad since you will not actually be paying our student activity fee that semester and programs abroad rarely expect students to buy many books. This leaves room for the expenses you might face for any needed inoculations or travel visas.