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Study Abroad


The Education Abroad office is committed to supporting Veteran students who wish to participate in a study abroad experience. Whether short term, long term or faculty-led,  we will work with you to find a program that best fits your academic, personal, and professional goals.

How does it work?

Many veterans are able to use their benefits to help fund their study abroad experience.  If you are interested in using your VA benefits to assist in payment of a study abroad program, you must plan ahead. You will need to work closely with the Education Abroad Office and your Veteran Student Advisor  to find the program that fits the requirements of the VA and your study abroad goals.  

In most cases the VA will cover tuition costs only. Other study abroad related fees, such as housing, flights or personal expenses will not be covered.

Your Academic Advisor and VA Certifying Official, will be able to assist you in determining what, if any, the VA can cover.

In general, there are several conditions must be met:

  • You must select a VA approved foreign institution.
  • Students must be enrolled in courses that will apply to their degree program.
  • The courses at the "host" school in the foreign country must be approved.
  • VA cannot pay any fees specific to studying abroad unless the student is required to study abroad as part of their degree.

For additional information please review the VA Benefits Information Sheet on study abroad



What's next?

If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran and you are interested in studying abroad, your first step is to attend an Abroad 101 session, offered weekly on both campuses.

You can also search for programs here.

Contact Information

Education Abroad Office:

For assistance with Veteran Benefits, please contact:

Christine Ahern
VA Certifying Official

(914) 773-3746

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