How to get a financial aid, a grant or a scholarship to study abroad?
You’re thinking on travelling abroad to learn a language but you feel that you will not afford the program’s cost? Funding your language travel abroad may indeed be the most difficult part of your preparation.
Fortunately, there are some options for students, like scholarships to go abroad. Here are a few trails on where to look to get a grant, a financial aid or a scholarship to travel abroad!
Some general tips for you:
1) International or local organizations may offer language scholarships to travel abroad
These organizations may offer you a scholarship or a financial aid to study abroad a foreign language. For example, organizations who promote peace and intercultural understanding are able to award scholarships to study abroad or financial aid to learn languages.
2) Companies may grant you a scholarship to go abroad
Some companies are helping out students by offering them scholarships to study abroad. For example, a German company in the USA can offer to local students German scholarships to learn German in Germany, French company can offer French scholarships to learn French in France, a Spanish company can offer Spanish scholarships to learn Spanish in Spain etc...
Many banks also offer scholarships to students who want to learn a foreign language abroad!
3) Your parents’ workplace may help you out with financial aid to study abroad
Maybe, your parent’s company can offer scholarships to travel abroad. Ask your parents to check if their company offer grants or financial aid to go abroad! If the company doesn’t offer grants or scholarships to study abroad, try to see if the company offers financial aid for summer programs, like summer camps’ scholarships or financial aid for summer camps.
4) Some service providers offer scholarships to study languages abroad
Try to see with your insurance company, your bank, your pension fund, etc., if they offer grants to study abroad or scholarships to learn languages. They may sometimes offer financial aid for students who study abroad!
5) Your school and local district may award you a grant or a scholarship to study a foreign language abroad
In high schools and colleges, scholarships may be available to excellent students. Some high schools give grants to students who want to study abroad, or help them to find a scholarship to go abroad. Some high schools organize academic contests and offer scholarships to learn a foreign language abroad! You can get financial aid from your school district too. Ask to your counsellor if he knows of any financial aid that can help you fund your study abroad program!
6) Clubs may grant scholarships or financial aid to go abroad and study a language
In your high school, there may be a French language club, or any other foreign language club. These clubs sometimes award language scholarships to study abroad, like French scholarships, German scholarships, Spanish scholarships… Try to see with these clubs if they have some scholarships to study abroad you could apply to!
7) The Education’s Office can grant scholarships to study abroad
In some countries, the Education Office/Ministry awards scholarships to eligible students so that they benefit from financial aid to study languages abroad! Try to have a look at your Education’s Office/Ministry website to see if they offer language grants or scholarships to study abroad!
8) There are some specific scholarships to study abroad
Some foundations offer financial aid to study languages abroad. These scholarships can require you to fill in some very specific condition in order to be eligible to these language financial aids. Some specialized websites can help you see if there are specific language scholarships to study abroad you could be eligible to!
9) Welfare benefits may grant you scholarships to travel abroad
In some countries, families with a lower social background can benefit from scholarships, grants or financial aid to study abroad. Try to see if such scholarships to learn languages abroad exist in your country, and what are the conditions to be granted of such a language scholarship!
Beware of scholarships scams or fake scholarships!
Some people don’t hesitate to use student’s credulity to try to send them fake scholarships. They will tell you that you have won a scholarship but need to pay fees to get it! Beware of scholarships’ scams! Type “scholarships scam’ in search engine, and you will see that there are many scholarships’ scams around the world nowadays! Be careful!
Some travel abroad organizations may tell you also that they offer a grant or a scholarship for a student to participate in a summer program. But check their prices first: their prices may be already much higher than the ones offered by others. Beware of “scholarships for everyone” announcements, since it is more likely that you will pay a higher price and get a fake discount!
Get a scholarship to study abroad with Nacel!
Nacel may award you with a scholarship to study at the Saint Paul Preparatory School in St Paul, Minnesota or in Beijing .
You may be eligible to a Nacel’s scholarship if you want to study in our high school in the USA or in China. This scholarship is selective and reward academic and personal excellence: not everyone can get it! This is only a high school scholarship, and it only applies to the Saint Paul Preparatory school in Saint Paul or in Beijing!
At Nacel, we always try to already offer the best prices to all students, not only to selected students. That’s why we only offer a few scholarships for very specific programs.
We want our students to get the best programs, at the best prices, and we don’t want to lure them into thinking that we offer scholarships while increasing our prices at the same time.