Sticker shock burdens studying abroad

Apr 17, 2013

This summer, 86 students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will earn college credit while visiting a foreign country. 86 students, however, is less than one percent of the university’s student body. Students’ cite cost as the largest factor of non-participation. The UL Lafayette Study Abroad Program is able to award scholarships, usually about $5,000-$10,000 per year, but that aids only a small fraction of students.

The Study Abroad Program offers 27  courses ranging from English to architecture to nursing to wine appreciation. Proponents of the program argue that the benefits of studying abroad are invaluable. Report by Jared Perrio. 

Emily Klein, a 20-year-old UL Lafayette student, describes her expectations for her study abroad in Italy this summer.