Can I afford to study abroad?
While it seems like the cost of studying abroad might be overwhelming, it often is no more than the cost of attending a student's own college locally. The costs of the study abroad programs are widely publicized on the Internet, so a student can plan for those costs way ahead of time. Many colleges have affiliate programs overseas, and the student will pay tuition to his or her college rather than directly to that program. The most expensive part of studying abroad is likely to be out-of-pocket expenses and the cost of travel to and from the particular country. Students should talk to parents of the sponsoring school to understand those costs beforehand. Also, the student should be aware that the costs of attending in some countries (e.g., Western Europe) far exceeds to the costs in more remote locations.