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Center for International Studies
Providence College
Harkins Hall 215​​
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island 02918​​
Phone: (401) 865-2114
Fax: (401) 865-2455

Denise Miller
Administrative Coordinator
 
Allie Agati
Study Abroad Advisor
 
Katherine Jacobs
Assistant Dean (PDSO / RO)
 
Adrian Beaulieu
Dean​

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Paying for Study Abroad

Cost of Study Abroad

The cost of a summer, semester, or year abroad varies based on program fees, location, and each student’s individual financial aid package. 

Semester and Academic Year Cost

Providence College uses a Home School Tuition Policy for Fall/Spring and Academic Year students. This means that students receive two (2) invoices for the study abroad semester or year. Students pay regular PC tuition and the $1,000 PC Study Abroad Fee to Providence College. Students pay all non-tuition program costs, including a non-refundable deposit, directly to the program provider or host institution. Non-tuition costs may include, but are not limited to, housing, health insurance, and orientation. Providence college pays the program for tuition costs only, up to the PC tuition rate. 

Please view the Home School Tuition Policy FAQ for more information.

Summer Cost

For traditional summer study abroad programs, students receive two (2) invoices for study abroad. Students pay the $200 PC Short-Term Program Study Abroad Fee to Providence College. Students pay all other program costs (including tuition, housing, health insurance, orientation) directly to the program provider or host institution.

For PC faculty-led Maymester or summer study abroad programs, students pay all program costs to Providence College. The $200 PC Short-Term Program Study Abroad is waived for students participating in short-term faculty-led programs.

Additional Expenses

Students should budget for other expenses not included in their program's cost. These expenses include, but are not limited to: passport and visa fees, roundtrip airfare, independent travel, meals (in most cases), and textbooks. Please see below for more information on financial aid and scholarships.

Study Abroad Fee

Semester & Academic Year Fee

All students participating on Fall/Spring or Academic Year study abroad programs are assessed a one-time study abroad fee of $1000 by Providence College.  Students will be invoiced in the billing cycle immediately prior to the study abroad semester or year. 
 
With this fee, students:
 
  • Maintain their status as full-time enrolled students at Providence College.
  • Retain course registration priority, as established for their Class Year.
  • Retain housing priority status, for those in residence-on-campus.
  • Have access, while abroad, to CyberFriar, Sakai, HELIN Library Catalog and Subject Databases, as well as their PC email account.
  • Have access, while abroad, to their academic advisor and to the services of the Center for International Studies and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate & Graduate Studies.
  • Receive faculty review, articulation, and approval of courses taken abroad, the processing of academic credit earned abroad,  and the posting of all credit and grades earned on their PC transcript by the Office of Enrollment Services.
  • Are provided with academic oversight of programs and periodic on-site evaluation visits by the Center for International Studies and PC faculty.
 
PC Tuition and the study abroad fee will be billed by, and paid to, Providence College.  All other program expenses (non-tuition fees) will be invoiced by and paid directly to the program provider or host institution. Providence College will not waive the fee for any semester or academic year study abroad students.
 
 

Short-Term Program Study Abroad Fee

 
All students participating on non-PC summer or winter intersession study abroad programs are assessed a study abroad fee of $200 by Providence College. Short-term study abroad students are those who have been approved by the Center for International Studies to participate in a credit-bearing summer or winter intersession program not led by Providence College faculty or staff.
 
With this fee, students:
  • Are provided with review of their program selection by the Center for International Studies for acceptable academic and safety standards.
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  • Have the ability to transfer credits from short-term study abroad to Providence College.                       The fee also allows for the processing and posting of academic credit earned abroad on their PC transcript by the Office of Enrollment Services, provided that the student receives a grade of "C" or higher. Grades will appear as "T" for transfer credit and will not be factored into the cumulative GPA.
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  • Receive departmental and Core Curriculum Committee review, articulation, and approval of courses taken abroad.
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  • Have access, while abroad, to the services and assistance of the Center for International Studies and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.
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  • Have access, while abroad, to CyberFriar, Sakai, HELIN Library Catalog and Subject Databases, as well as their PC email account.
 
Providence College will not waive the fee for any short-term study abroad student who has been approved to participate in a non-PC international program during summer or winter intersession.
  
 
Financial Aid
 
Under the Home School Tuition Policy, financial aid is portable to the study abroad semester or academic year.
  • All eligible institutional aid, scholarships, grants, and loans for need or for merit are applied to study abroad.  
  • Financial aid is first applied to PC tuition and the PC Study Abroad Fee.

For specific questions regarding aid, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at (401) 865–2286.  For a complete explanation of study abroad financial aid policies and required paperwork, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

Please view the Financial Aid Study Abroad FAQ for more information.
 
 
Scholarship Sources
 

Searchable Scholarship Databases

Diversity Abroad Study Abroad Scholarship & Grant Directory - Provides a list of scholarship and grant opportunities for specific programs and locations.  Awards range from $500 - $9,000.

IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding -  This funding resource allows you to search a comprehensive database by country or subject to find study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants applicable to your study abroad experience.

FinAid - FinAid is a comprehensive database of student financial aid information, with a large portion devoted to study abroad funding.

International Education Financial Aid - IEFA is a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find a comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

Scholarships at GoAbroad.com - Search for funding based on region, level, and field of study.


Providence College Scholarships

Santander Scholarship for Study and Service-Learning Abroad
Santander Universities has partnered with the Providence College Center for International Studies to provide funding for students participating in international programs.  There are two distinct types of Santander scholarships available: The Diversity Scholarship, which targets under-represented study abroad students who are participating in credit-bearing programs for the semester, full year, or summer, and The Service Learning Grant, which aids individuals or groups who will be engaged in a service project abroad during the winter intersession, spring break, or summer.  Deadlines vary by scholarship type and year.  For more information contact Allie Agati at aagati@providence.edu
 
Santander Diversity Scholarship for Under-Represented Students in Study Abroad
Application for Summer 2014 - Deadline: March 31
 
Santander Global Service Learning Grant
Application for Summer 2014 - Deadline: March 31

 

Elisha Mowry-Bridgham Award - The Providence Branch of the English-Speaking Union offers this $1500 award to sophomores and juniors concentrating in any humanities discipline at a college in Rhode Island and studying in the UK or Ireland for a portion of their junior year. There are no application forms. Please see the scholarship flyer for more information. For advice concerning the award, applicants should contact Dr. Allen at pallen@ric.edu.

Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P., Student Fellowships for Study and Service Abroad - These are awarded on a competitive basis to rising juniors and seniors.  The Fellowships enable students to undertake summer study or service at Catholic and Dominican sites outside the continental United States.  The fellowships cover travel, living, and incidental expenses, and provide Fellows with a modest stipend.

 
General Scholarship Programs
 
Boren Awards for International Study - Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.
 

Fund for Education Abroad - General scholarship for U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying abroad for at least four weeks in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Rotary International - The Rotary Foundation sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.

Ashleys Foundation Scholarship - To award scholarship to qualified students for travel and study abroad, based on merit, personal qualities, and/or financial needs.  The scholarship shall be in the amount between $500-$1500.

Please note: Providence College does not endorse a specific scholarship database or program and encourages each student to select the resource that best serves his/her financial needs.

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