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First-Generation and/or Low Income (FGLI) Students

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First-Generation and/or Low Income (FGLI) Students Abroad 

As a FGLI student, you've likely already had to create your own path and navigate unfamiliar spaces. These experiences have helped to begin to prepare you for a successful summer, semester, or year abroad. But you are not alone! Yale Study Abroad is here to support you throughout the experience. We encourage you to meet with a study abroad adviser to discuss concerns, identify your goals, and explore opportunities that match your interests. 

Questions to Consider

FAQ: How do I get started?

Deciding to study abroad can be very exciting, but we also know that having hundreds of programs to choose from can be a bit daunting. Visit our Choosing a Program page which will break down the different program types and offer you different considerations to weigh. In addition, you can meet with a study abroad adviser, attend an upcoming information session, and connect with students who have already studied abroad to learn more about their experiences.

FAQ: What information might be helpful to share with my family?

Studying in New Haven might be the first time you’ve lived away from your family and it is understandable that they may have concerns about you traveling even farther away during your time abroad. By sharing our For Families page, you can provide them with detailed information about Yale's study abroad policies and resources.

FAQ: How affordable is study abroad?

Yale is committed to supporting study abroad for students at all levels of financial need:

FAQ: I've decided on a program, but how do I begin preparing to go abroad?

If this is your first time traveling abroad, you might have questions about getting a passport or visa, booking flights, packing, banking, and more. Visit our Travel Planning & Logistics page for guidance.


Question: Do you have additional resources to share? If so, we'd love to hear from you.