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Funding Options

Flight Voucher $1,000 Flight Voucher when you apply with code by October 01, 2020

Several Options to Make it a Reality

If you think you have to pay for your study abroad program all on your own, think again! We’ve compiled a list of different financial aid opportunities for you to choose from if you need assistance. From CEA-exclusive funding to external sources of all kinds, you have options when it comes to paying for your time studying abroad.

Every student who wants to experience education and life overseas should get the chance. That’s what we believe at CEA. We hope this list of resources helps you go where you want to go.

Grants and Vouchers

Whether you’re a student at one of our affiliate universities or a student who wants to save on airfare to your CEA program, we’ve got something for you.

CEA Scholarships


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Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence... not to mention all of those amazing new friends, new classes, and new foods you'll discover when you take your education international. In fact, study abroad is so awesome that we think more students should experience it! That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

We're committed to increasing all students' access to study abroad's many benefits. To reach this goal, CEA offers scholarships in several categories.

Scholarship with DistinctionThe top applicants to CEA Diversity, Academic Merit, Global Career, and Global Education Scholarships receive these competitive awards of an additional $1,000 for semester programs, and an extra $250-500 for summer programs. No extra application is required; but recipients are required to submit a one-page essay about their experience abroad after their program ends.

CEA offers merit-based scholarships that recognize and reward academic achievement. Scholarships are awarded based on factors such as a personal essay, letter of recommendation, and GPA.

GLOBAL EDUCATION ($400 - $3,000)

For students who seek a global learning experience: GPA: 3.0

"In the 21st century, "global education" is redundant -- if it isn't global, it isn't an education ... College graduates must possess the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that will allow them to thrive in a global community."
Dr. George B. Forsythe


$400 - $1,000 (Summer)
$500 - $3,000 (Semester, Trimester, Academic Year)


  • GPA: 3.0
  • Scholarship Application
  • Recommendation Form & Letter of Recommendation
  • In an original 400-500 word essay, reflect on the quote to the left and describe two to three “skills and habits” you plan to develop abroad, and how they will help you to thrive in a global community.

Our diversity scholarships open doors for students from diverse backgrounds and for students with disabilities.


For students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity: GPA: 3.0

"When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It’s designed to make its own people comfortable."
– Clifton Fadiman


$400 - $1,000 (Summer)
$500 - $2,000 (Semester, Trimester, Academic Year)


  • GPA: 3.0
  • Scholarship Application
  • Recommendation Form & Letter of Recommendation
  • An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the quote to the left. Describe a cultural encounter that made you uncomfortable, what you learned from the encounter, and how you think it prepared you for study abroad.
How to apply for CEA Scholarships

Funding Options

Are there funding options beyond CEA scholarships? Yes!

Check out these alternative methods for making your study abroad program affordable. Sometimes, all you need is a little flexibility or an extra boost.

Payment Plans
Federal Loans & Grants


We offer discounts to certain CEA students going abroad with us in special circumstances, so no one gets left out. Loved your first experience with us so much that you want to go overseas again? Enrolled in more than one CEA program? We can help you out with that!

CEA Alumni Go-Again Discount
CEA Multi-Program Discount


Looking for even more ways to make your dream of life abroad a reality? Consider the following suggestions to branch out of traditional financial aid. Some creativity and ingenuity can go a long way.

529 Plans
Private Loans
Think Outside the FAFSA
CEA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all of our CEA Scholarship Recipients! See past recipients here.