What is the cost range for studying abroad?
Clemson University works with multiple faculty members, third-party providers, and university partners, and each program has different costs based on its duration, location, and extra-curricular components. For more information about the different costs associated with each program type, visit our Study Abroad Programs page.
What is the study abroad fee and what does it cover?
The Clemson study abroad fee is 10% of in-state tuition and is paid by students who study abroad on both Clemson programs and non-Clemson programs. The study abroad fee contributes to the provision of services offered by the Office of Global Engagement and covers study abroad advising, registration, financial aid services, transfer of credit, pre-departure orientations, contact while abroad, cross-cultural awareness registration, etc.
Can I use my financial aid or scholarships abroad?
In general, financial aid and scholarships can be used for study abroad. You should work with the Clemson Financial Aid Office as early as possible in the process. Students planning to participate in a summer study abroad program should be aware that financial aid resources for summer school are normally very limited.
Are there scholarships available specifically for study abroad?
Yes. However, at this time the Clemson University Study Abroad Office has very limited scholarship money available. Visit our Scholarships page to view study abroad scholarships that are outside of Clemson University. It is also a good idea to inquire about study abroad scholarships through your individual college.
How do I pay my tuition bill?
Study abroad tuition bills are paid just like regular tuition bills — via the iROAR interface. Please see iROAR billing page for the billing dates for each term.
Why hasn’t my financial aid been applied to my study abroad term?
If you met with the Financial Aid Office and were approved to use financial aid during your program, then it may not have been dispersed. Financial aid cannot be dispersed before the start of the regular semester at Clemson University. Therefore, for some programs, payments or deferments may need to be arranged until your financial aid has been released. If you did not meet with the financial aid office, your funding will not automatically be applied to your term abroad. Contact our office to ensure that you submitted your coursework approval form; this form is necessary to receive financial aid. Find that form here.
What is study abroad insurance?
Clemson University study abroad insurance is provided by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). Enrollment in CISI insurance is mandatory for all students who are participating in a study abroad program. Our insurance policy covers basic medical expenses, medical evacuation, medical reunion, repatriation, and a security evacuation rider. Students participating in a study abroad program must complete the study abroad insurance enrollment form and return the completed form to the Study Abroad Office before departure. The student will then be enrolled in Clemson's study abroad insurance policy at a rate of $36 per month. Insurance costs are separate from academic fees and will not be listed on the student account. Invoices are to be paid to Clemson University Accounts Receivable. Visit our insurance page for more information on Clemson University study abroad insurance.
Is Clemson study abroad insurance mandatory?
Yes. All students who are studying abroad are required to have insurance coverage while abroad. Clemson's insurance policy is provided by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). All Clemson University students who are participating in a study abroad program will be enrolled in Clemson's insurance plan for the duration of their study abroad program unless they can show documentation of other insurance coverage that meets or exceeds Clemson's minimum benefit requirements.
How do I pay my insurance invoice?
Insurance invoices are sent via email to the student’s Clemson University email address. Insurance costs are separate from academic fees and will not be listed on the student account. Invoices are to be paid to Clemson University Accounts Receivable, Administrative Services Building, 108 Silas N. Pearman Blvd, Clemson, SC 29634. Payments can be made over the phone (864-656-5604), online at: http://www.clemson.edu/cfo/cash-treasury/accounts-receivable/index.html, or by mail. Invoices cannot be paid in person.