Funding Study Abroad 

Short-Term Study Abroad Scholarships

The SAGE Office receives scholarship funding from the Valencia Foundation and Student Development to help offset the costs of short-term study abroad. Please note the following:

  1. The amount of scholarship funding for study abroad changes each year and may differ between programs. 
  2. Scholarships are awarded based on eligibility criteria.  See the requirements in the section below.
  3. There is no separate application for short-term study abroad scholarships.  When you apply to a program, you also apply for the scholarship automatically.
  4. The SAGE scholarship amount cannot exceed more than 50% of the total program cost.
  5. Some faculty get approved for additional scholarship funding which may increase the amount of a scholarship for one particular program.  This will be reflected on the webpages.
  6. Students are limited to one SAGE scholarship per academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

  •  18 years of age and have a 2.5 institutional GPA or higher 
  •  Be a degree-seeking student at Valencia College
    •  it's possible to get a scholarship after graduation as long as the program runs by the following semester (In other words, as an example, students who graduate in the fall term can get a scholarship for the spring term but not the summer term)

    •  transient or audit students do not qualify for scholarships
  •  Complete 12 college level credits by time of travel
  •  Must not have any disciplinary or academic holds
  •  Have not received a study abroad scholarship within the current academic year.
  •  Completed at least one semester with Valencia College within the last year.

Contact us

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 4:30pm (Virtual appointments only)
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Financial Aid

Recent changes in federal law have made it possible for students to use some or all of their federal financial aid for semester study abroad. Full-time, Valencia College students who are eligible for Financial Aid can use these funds for study abroad programs that award academic credit and grades counted towards your cumulative GPA for study. Eligibility is determined by the type of study abroad program you attend, as well as the type of financial aid you receive. Only students earning a degree at Valencia College are eligible.

Financial aid can be used to support summer study, as long as you are enrolled for academic credit and you meet all other requirements. It is important to note that many students max out their financial aid prior to summer, so be sure to plan accordingly.

NOTE: You cannot use financial aid for study abroad after you graduate from Valencia College! It is important to meet with a Financial Aid Services advisor prior to accepting any scholarship money to determine if it will affect your overall financial aid package. Take your budget and the course approval forms to your Financial Aid Services advisor for him or her to review to determine your eligibility. Eligibility is determined by the type of program you attend, as well as the type of financial aid you receive.


Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)

Valencia College offers a Tuition Installment Plan (“TIP”) through a contract with a third party provider, Nelnet Business Solutions, for students requiring assistance with paying tuition and book expenses over a period of time which extends past the term payment deadline.  You may be able to enroll in TIP for short-term study abroad tuition and fees.  Please visit the TIP webpage and contact the Business Office for more details.  Please note that Valencia College does not guarantee the ongoing availability of the TIP program and cannot provide advance notice of changes as all decisions are made exclusively by Nelnet Business Solutions.


Semester Abroad Scholarships

Please see our Semester Abroad page for more details on scholarship funding for semester abroad travel.