Overview

JMU offers a LOT of spectacular Study Abroad opportunities. But even with over 80 of our own program options each year, some students are still wondering, "Is there a program 'out there' that will work for me?" Well, we can say with much confidence that "there is!" We have many partners with opportunities all over the world. Below is a short list of examples. For a complete list and information regarding External Programs, click here.

Please look at these and reach out to Donna Sharpes with any questions. 

AIFS

As an AIFS Affiliate, all JMU students receive $400 off their AIFS semester program fees and $200 off summer.  

See AIFS's upcoming semester open programs!

CAPA

Gain valuable work experience while studying abroad with CAPA in a global city! CAPA summer and semester study and intern programs are available in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, and Sydney.

CAPA programs are inclusive of as many expenses as possible including public transit passes, housing, internships, excursions, and of course tuition and more!

CAPA offers an automatic Affiliation Grant of $600 off the cost of CAPA semester programs and $300 for summer programs for JMU students. Additional scholarship opportunities of up to $5,000 are available.

Check out their programs here

CCIS

CCIS has Fall programs (including housing) for under $12,500! 

Check out their listing here: CCIS FALL PROGRAMS

CEA

Looking for money saving programs offered by CEA? Check out Latin America, Ireland and Spain!

And, this program search page is sorted by price!

CEA often offers flight vouchers for up to $1,000 as a bonus to students who apply early, so don't wait!

CIEE

CIEE Global Institutes is an Open Campus program that gives you the opportunity to study in up to three cities in one semester, stay on track with your academic credits and do so at an affordable price. You get to choose from Berlin, Cape Town, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Copenhagen, Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile. For more details, check out their website.

OPEN CAMPUS – ONE, TWO or THREE CITIES – only at our Global Institutes

Choose your academic track, length of stay, enrichment projects and location.

One Block

6 weeks

1 location. 6 semester credits. Fits most schedules.

Two Blocks

12 weeks

1 or 2 locations. 12 semester credits. Qualifies students as full-time.

Three Blocks

18 weeks

1, 2, or 3 locations. 15 or 18 semester credits.

Six Blocks

36 weeks

1 or 2 locations. One academic year.

**Want to study in Latin America? CIEE will help you fly… for free!

In 2020, all semester participants studying in Latin America in the spring or fall (or students taking at least two CIEE Open Campus Blocks  at Latin America locations) will not have to worry about the cost of travel. 

We’re offering free flights (up to $1000!) to any of our Latin America and Caribbean programs and locationsBuenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago and Valparaíso, Chile; Monteverde, Costa Rica; Havana, Cuba; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Cusco, Peru; and Yucatán, Mexico.  ​

CIS Abroad

CIS Abroad offers low cost program options.

Check it out for yourself on their Most Affordable Programs page.

Semester programs under $12,000.

Summer programs & internships under $5000.

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

TEAN, the Education Abroad Network, offers wonderful low cost opportunities in Asia and Australia. Check out the options below! 

 Tip: To keep costs lower, choose the least expensive housing option.

IES Abroad

IES offers a Public University Grant

The Public University Grant is an automatic $2,000 credit toward all IES Abroad semester and academic year/calendar year programs. *

  • You don't have to apply! This grant is automatically given to all students who qualify.

*Students on summer, Customized & Faculty Led, or full-time semester internship programs are not eligible for the Public University Grant. Students on academic year and calendar year programs will have the Public University Grant applied to the first term only.

Some IES programs are under $15K once you add the Public School Discount. 

IFSA

Automatic State School Grant - All state school students (regardless in-state and out-of-state status) will automatically receive a $2,000 grant for any IFSA semester program. The grant will be applied to the overall tuition/housing costs during billing. There is no application process; state school (including community college) students automatically receive the discount.

First Generation College Student Scholarship - Our achievement-based scholarship program offers first generation college students significant financial, academic, and preprofessional support for study abroad on a summer, semester, or year IFSA program.

Program Specific Scholarships - IFSA offers numerous scholarships that reflect our strong relationship with overseas partners and honor the legacy of our colleagues and students. These scholarships are specific to certain programs or countries

For more details go to the IFSA funding page.

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