The following study abroad program providers: AIFS, API, CAPA, CIS, GlobaLinks, SIT, and TEAN give preferential status to Rhode Island College students. Check out their websites and note the financial incentives that are provided by these programs to RIC students. For additional program providers you are encouraged to search the internet and consult with the Study Abroad Director. Also, see the “Links to Helpful Resources” section for specific study abroad search engines.
AIFS – American Institute for Foreign Study
AIFS will provide a grant of $400 for each student enrolling in an academic semester program and $200 for each student enrolling in a summer program.
API – Academic Programs International
API offers need and merit based scholarships ranging from $250 - $1,000. Students can download an application on the API website: www.apistudyabroad/scholarships. Rhode Island College students may also be eligible for additional API scholarships. Please contact the RIC Study Abroad Office for more information.
CAPA International Education
CAPA provides a $600 scholarship to students on a CAPA semester program and a $300 scholarship to students on a summer program.
CIS – Center for International Studies
CIS will provide a $250 discount per student accepted to a semester program (including semester-long internships) and a $100 discount per student accepted to a short-term study or internship program.
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
GlobaLinks provides a $500 automatic scholarship to RIC students attending a semester study abroad program and a $100 automatic scholarship to RIC students attending a summer or internship program. Additionally, GlobaLinks waives the application fee for all RIC students and RIC students may be eligible for additional GlobaLinks scholarships as well.
SIT Study Abroad Each year, SIT awards more than $1 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students. Many SIT scholarships and grants are available for both terms of study: semester and summer. Individual awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. SIT matches Federal Pell Grant funding for all SIT semester programs.
TEAN will provide a $300 scholarship to each RIC student attending a full semester program. Also, TEAN no longer has application fees. It's free to apply to any of their programs.