Handling Money on Trips Abroad Tuesday, Aug 7 2012 



Choosing the best credit card for a traveler Tuesday, Aug 7 2012 

Travel | Choosing the best credit card for a traveler | Seattle Times Newspaper.

Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad Wednesday, Apr 7 2010 

Two excellent scholarship options to support study abroad.

  • The Global Opportunities (GO!) Scholarship is funded by the Washington State Legislature.  This scholarship helps undergraduate students with significant financial need (Husky Promise or Pell Grant eligible) access international learning opportunities.
  • The Fritz Scholarship is funded by the Chester Fritz Endowment.  This scholarship provides competitive funding to students majoring in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Awards range from $2,000 – $5,000.

Scholarship applications are available at the Go! Global website:


DEADLINE for summer, early fall & fall quarter programs:  April 23, 2010

Global Opportunities Advisers are also available for support and questions with the application process.  Please contact us for individual support and refer students to our regular drop-in hours at the IP&E office.

GO! ADVISERS weekly drop-in hours:


IP&E office, Schmitz Hall 4th Floor

Contact information for individual Go! Advisers is available at the Go! Global website, http://www.goglobal.washington.edu/.  Please feel free to contact one of the Go! Advisers with any questions.

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Exploration Seminars Friday, Nov 20 2009 


Go! Scholarship and Fritz Scholarship opportunities)

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa
Student receiving financial aid may be eligible for an increase for study abroad. You will need to submit a Revision Request (obtained from the OSFA).

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/index.shtml



IIEPASSPORT: http://studyabroadfunding.org/

Studyabroad.com http://studyabroad.com/forum/financial_aid.html

FastWeb http:http://www.fastweb.com

The College Board http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp

University of Minnesota

Michigan State University http://www.msu.edu

Speaking of money, what is the real deal? Thursday, Dec 25 2008 

As you know, the program fee for any Exploration Seminar does not include a number of expenses. How do you calculate the real costs?

Here is a general budget:

Program fee: $2,995
IPE Administrative fee: $250
Airfare: $900+
Insurance: $200
Personal Books/Course Materials/Art Supplies (each participant will be provided with basic materials): Variable
Food (most meals are not covered by the program): $600 – $800
Personal Spending Money: variable (independent travel, entrance fees not included within the program, gifts, etc.)
Communication (internet/cell phone): $50+