Costs & Credits
While costs for virtual programs are not as expensive as a traditional study abroad experience, it is still an important factor to consider when comparing virtual experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to earn credit for these experiences.
- Program fee: Each opportunity Costs vary and each program. However most programs range between $500 and $2,000.
- Administration fee: All virtual internships and projects have a fee of $150 to support the college and school offices.
- Application fee: All virtual internships and projects will have an additional $25 to support the maintenance of MyStudyAbroad.
Students should apply for scholarships within their college, campus-wide scholarships, and external scholarships. More information and how to apply can be found on the website of each scholarship listed below.
- ACES: ACES Virtual Global Experience Scholarship
- Gies College of Business: Business Virtual Global Experience Scholarship
- Grainger Engineering (IPENG): Engineering Virtual Global Experience Scholarship
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: LAS Life + Career Design Scholarship or LAS International Programs Scholarship
- University YMCA Bailey Scholarships
- Gilman & Gilman-McCain Scholarship (must be a Pell Grant recipient to apply)
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to the program, it is best that you consult with a financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.
It is required that students participate in the global perspective pre-professional seminar when completing a virtual internship or project.
LAS 199: Global Perspectives Pre-Professional Seminar (1 credit)
All students are required to enroll in LAS 199 for one credit hour during the term of their internship or project. LAS 199 helps to orient and guide student learning and participation in their experience through exposure to different perspectives on traditional career development and its critique. For more information about the course and examples of student's ePortfolios, visit the course site.