Boren increases financial aid for students studying abroad
OU Journey locations
Journey to Africa – Tanzania: Arusha, Zanzibar
Journey to China: Xi’an, Kunming, Shangri-la, Beijing
Journey to Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice, Arezzo
Journey to Latin America — Brazil: Salvador da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro
Journey to Turkey: Ankara, Antalya, Cappadocia, Istanbul
Increased funding for study abroad programs will make it easier for students with financial needs to study overseas.
OU President David Boren recently increased the amount of money set aside to fund students travelling abroad, said Alice Kloker, director of OU Education Abroad. This money will help students travelling with OU’s Journey programs and recipients of the Presidential International Travel Fellowship pay for their international airfare.
Because of the money Boren has set aside to fund Education Abroad, students attending OU’s Journey programs will be guaranteed financial awards that reflect the cost of international airfare, Kloker said. Students selected to attend OU’s Journey programs in China, Brazil and Tanzania will receive $2,000, Kloker said. Students attending OU’s Journey to Italy and Journey to Turkey programs will be given $1,500 to pay for their airfare.
Boren’s increased support of study abroad scholarships also will fund awards for the Presidential International Travel Fellowship, Kloker said.
The Presidential International Travel Fellowship is a scholarship Boren created to help students with financial needs pay international travel fees, according to the scholarship’s website.
In previous years, the scholarship paid for 75 percent of the estimated cost of international airfare for each recipient, Kloker said. Because of Boren’s increased financial support of Education Abroad, the scholarship now will cover the entire cost of international airfare.