First-generation low-income (FGLI) college students have some of the lowest study abroad participation rates in the United States. In 2010-11, of the students served by SSS at Binghamton University, only 0.9% of first-generation college students and 0.02% of low-income students studied abroad. Only one student with a reported physical disability is known to have studied abroad.
FGLI students face a unique set of challenges when it comes to study abroad. For instance,
they are more focused on academic careers and study non-humanities majors, whose requirements
make study abroad more unlikely.
This is not to say that a study abroad experience is impossible. This opportunity is very much within reach, and the benefits will have an impact academically, socially, and professionally. Learn more about the benefits of studying abroad.
How Can I Study Abroad
Where do you want to go? How will the experience align with your academic and professional goals? As a Binghamton University student within the SUNY system, you can take part in all of the study abroad programs offered at any SUNY school for the same price.
Learn more about Binghamton University resources that can help you plan your trip, questions to ask during your meeting, a list of scholarships to apply for and SSS students who have won these in the past.