Financial Info

Financing your semester off-campus may seem like an overwhelming task, but the Global Education Office will help you navigate these challenges. Financing an off-campus semester varies depending on what type of program you choose. When you study off-campus for a semester, you make your payment to Dordt College instead of the program itself. You will need to anticipate paying Dordt College tuition, airfare, as well as additional program expenses.

Dordt Semester Programs

2017 - 2018 Costs

All costs listed are approximations; final costs may be more or less than stated below.

For Dordt programs, students can apply all of their outside aid (federal, state, independent sources) and all of their Dordt institutional aid and grants to the cost of their off-campus semester. Activity scholarships may not apply. Students may choose to participate in more than one off-campus program while at Dordt College, but institutional aid may be applied to only one program.
 
Program
Total Billed to Student
for Semester
Additional Expenses
SPICE | Netherlands $20,000
$500 deposit which covers:
  • Student Visa
  • Textbook rental
  • Bicycle use / bus transportation in Zwolle
Airfare
Meals on excursions
Travel Health Insurance (approx. $25)
Independent Travel
Business Track Surcharge
SPIN | Nicaragua $15,000
Airfare
Immunizations
Textbooks
Travel Health Insurance (approx. $25)
Independent Travel
Chicago Semester $15,000
Transportation to Chicago
Food
Laundry
Independent Travel
Semester in Korea $15,000
Airfare
Orientation Fee
Bedding
Textbooks
Food
Transportation
Independent Travel
Travel Health Insurance (approx. $25)
Semester in Zambia $15,000
Airfare
Immunizations
Textbooks
Laundry
Phone
Transportation
Independent Travel
Travel Health Insurance (approx. $25)

 

Partner Programs

2017 - 2018 Costs

For Partner programs, students can apply all of their outside aid and approximately half of their Dordt aid to their semester off campus. Specific information can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office.

Program
Total Billed to Student 
for Semester
Additional Expenses
Calvin College | Britain Semester TBA
Textbooks
Travel Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
CCCU | American Studies Program $15,000
Travel from home to DC
Housing Security Deposit ($100)
Textbooks
Meals (approx. $80/week)
Local transportation 
Travel Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
CCCU | Australia Studies Program $18,400
Student Visa (approx. $500)
Airfare
Textbooks
Local Transportation
Optional NZ Trip Surcharge
Travel Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
CCCU | Nashville Contemporary Music Center $16,800
Travel from home to Nashville
Housing Security Deposit ($100)
Meals (approx. $80/week)
Travel Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
CCCU | Latin American Studies Program $15,000
Airfare
Immunizations
Travel Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
CCCU | Los Angeles Film Studies Program $17,400
Travel from home to LA
Housing Security Deposit ($100)
Meals
Local Transportation ($20-$50/week)
Textbooks (approx. $100-$200)
Laundry
Travel Health Insurance
Independent Travel
CCCU | Middle East Studies Program $16,000
Airfare
Student Visa (approx. $60)
Immunizations
Textbooks (approx. $150)
Local Transportation
Travel Health Insurance
Independent Travel
CCCU | Northern Ireland Semester $17,300
Airfare
Local Transportation
Travel Health Insurance
Independent Travel
CCCU | Scholars' Semester in Oxford $19,300
Airfare
Meals (approx. $80/week)
Optional bike rental (for North Wing Residents)
Travel Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
CCCU | Uganda Studies Program $15,000
Airfare
Student Visa (approx. $100)
Immunizations
Textbooks (approx. $80)
Local Transportation
Travel/Health Insurance
Independent Travel
Creation Care Studies Program | New Zealand $19,660
Airfare
Textbooks
Travel/Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
Mid-semester break accommodation/board/travel
Creation Care Studies Program | Belize $19,400
Airfare
Student Visa (approx. $25)
Textbooks
Travel/Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
Mid-semester break accommodation/board/travel
LCC | Semester in Lithuania $15,000
Airfare
Travel/Health Insurance
Independent Travel
Northwestern College | Semester in Oman $19,860
Airfare
Textbooks (approx. $100-$150)
Immunizations
Travel/Health Insurance 
Independent Travel
Trinity Christian College | Semester in Spain $15,160
Airfare
Student Visa (approx. $160)
Local Transportation 
Travel/Health Insurance
Independent Travel

Off-Campus Study scholarships

Dordt College scholarships

Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility: Dordt students who wish to study abroad the following school year

Applications Open: December 1, 2017

Applications Due: April 15, 2018

 

Study Abroad Foreign Language Scholarship

Eligibility: Dordt students who wish to study abroad for language study the following school year

Applications Open: December 1, 2017

Applications Due: April 15, 2018

 

For more information, contact the Dordt Scholarship Office.


Scholarships awarded by outside organizations

Boren Awards for International Study

Eligibility: All applicants must be

  • a U.S. Citizen at the time of application
  • planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are not for study in the United States.

Applications Open: Late August 2017

Applications Due: February 8, 2018

 

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

Eligibility:

  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
  • study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student's home institution
  • study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country / countries

Applications Open: November 15. 2017

Applications Due: January 10, 2018

 

Gilman International Scholarship

  • a citizen of the Unites States
  • an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. 
  • be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/sh will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship
  • be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad program or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from a student's home institution
  • proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Dept. of State or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation

Applications Open: Mid-January 2018

Applications Due: March 6, 2018

 

Money Geek - A great source for finding scholarships for study abroad

Go Overseas Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund