Yes, overseas travel can be expensive, and this can make it feel impossible on a student budget. But did you know that there are travel scholarships and other funding opportunities available to help you take your studies on tour?
For example, the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program offers students the ultimate opportunity to travel, work, live and study in the Indo-Pacific region with costs covered for tuition fees, travel, living costs and more. This is just one of the many grants available. VU’s Study Overseas grants are available for approved students participating in exchange programs, study tours and short programs. You can also apply for OS-HELP loans of up to $8,149 for Asian destinations or $6,791 for destinations outside Asia.
Whether you score a grant or not, just having student status (which can earn you an international student ID card) can offer great discounts on travel costs with airlines, travel agents, hostels, museums and more offering special youth or student rates all over the world.