GAIN Travel Grant and Gilman Go Global - Need Based Grants

Cost should not be an obstacle to study abroad. CIEE has funding options for you!

To apply, you need to provide your FAFSA Student Aid Report. We award need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection.


  • PELL students are guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant up to $2,000
  • Gilman Scholarship applicants are guaranteed a CIEE Go Global Grant and a GAIN Travel Grant up to $4,500!

GAIN Travel Grant

$750 to $2,000 toward airfare; award amount depends on CIEE program location.

Eligibility: The Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Travel Grant helps cover airfare to and from all CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate financial need. PELL students are guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant if they submit their Scholarships Application by October 15 for January and spring programs, or by April 1 for summer and fall programs. GAIN Travel Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Go Global Grant recipients also automatically receive a GAIN Travel Grant!

Semester Programs: $2,500 toward program costs
Summer Programs: $1,000 toward program costs

Eligibility: Qualified applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship are GUARANTEED a CIEE Go Global Grant and a GAIN Travel Grant, regardless of whether they receive the Gilman Scholarship. That’s a program cost reduction and funding toward airfare! Students must submit their Scholarships Application by October 15 for spring programs, or April 1 for summer and fall programs to be guaranteed a grant. 

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