The CI International Programs (IP) office believes in providing all CI students an opportunity to participate in an international education experience. We are committed to assisting students in finding the necessary study abroad financial information. Key things to know:

  • The tuition cost remains the same.
  • Federal Financial Aid can be applied to your study abroad costs!
  • Scholarships and grants are available to help cover the cost.
  • Some study abroad program costs are actually equal to or less than the cost of attending CI.***

Regardless of where you choose to study next year (in California or abroad), certain costs will remain the same, including your CI Tuition Fees. In other words, you will pay the same amount of tuition that you pay at CI if you choose to study abroad!

Federal Financial Aid can be applied to your study abroad costs! You may be eligible for additional aid and loans if the costs of your study abroad option are higher than the costs of staying at CI. The Financial Aid page on the CI website can provide answers to your general financial aid questions.

***As you begin to decide where you want to study abroad please keep in mind that the cost in addition to CI tuition will depend on many variables: the country you choose to live in, cost of living, inflation, the exchange rate, the length of the academic program, and your own spending habits. We have created a Study Abroad Budget Comparison (PDF, 166KB). The chart compares the costs of attending CI vs. a one-year study abroad program.

Financing Study Abroad Options

1-Year Financing

1-Semester Financing

Additional Resources

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.