Help the UCI Study Abroad Center reach its goal of raising $5,000 to provide 10 UCI students with a $500 study abroad scholarship!
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on students’ ability to participate in study abroad programs, but UCI students are more determined than ever to have a global experience by pursuing virtual programs and preparing to study abroad once travel can safely resume.
A survey from December 2020 indicated that over 70% of UCI students are interested in studying, researching, or interning abroad, but currently less than 13% actually go abroad. With 75% of UCI students being offered some form of financial aid, the program fees and travel costs represent a significant barrier for many students.
Here are some examples of how your donation can provide access to study abroad & make a positive impact on a student’s experience:
- $25 = Allows a student to attend a cultural event while abroad
- $75 = Provides a one-month transit pass while studying abroad
- $150 = Pays the processing fee for a U.S. passport
- $300 = Pays for textbooks & academic materials abroad
- $450 = Covers meals for one month abroad
- $500 = Covers a one-way flight to their study abroad destination
- $1,000 = Covers round-trip airfare to study abroad destination
- $1,500 = Replaces student work-study income they don’t receive while abroad
Note: These costs are general estimates and will vary by program, destination, duration, etc.
Education abroad experiences provide a wide variety of personal, professional and academic benefits for students including:
- Gaining a global perspective in their field of study
- Making lifelong friendships and building a global network
- Gaining greater independence and self-confidence
- Developing problem-solving & multicultural communication skills
- Increasing employability and expanding knowledge of possible career paths
As we look towards the future and a more equitable return to international travel, your financial support is essential to help UCI students to take advantage of education abroad opportunities.
Every gift helps! Please consider supporting the UCI Study Abroad Center reach its goal of raising $5,000 to provide 10 UCI students with a $500 study abroad scholarship. Thank you for your help.
Want to learn more about Study Abroad Center, check out our website and social media!
Interested in giving a larger or recurring donation? Please contact the Study Abroad Center Director, Jeanne d’Arc Gomis (firstname.lastname@example.org).