Doing an elective abroad will involve some considerable costs, so it is important that you think about how to finance your trip and your stay.

Your budget should be able to include:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Vaccinations depending on where you are going
  • Visa, also depending on where you are going
  • Transport
  • Destination specific equipment such as first aid kit, backpacks, appropriate clothing for the climate and culture
  • Some extra cash for any trips or activities you might want to do
  • Communication, such as sim card, phone credit, internet

Luckily there are various funding options that you can consider:

  • Your university might have some available funds that you can apply for
  • Online fundraising
  • Fundraising events
  • Scholarships, bursaries or grants
  • Local charities or companies