[Philadelphia, PA] – March 14, 2011 – Today’s college students are often looking for ways to lower the cost of their college tuition. In the present economy, there are not too many ways to do this, but one way is surprising for many students to learn. By studying abroad, many students are able to actually lower their college bills significantly. Those attending a 4 year college pay an average of $9,700 per semester for in-state tuition. When they choose to attend a Costa Rica Study Abroad Program instead, their costs drop to $9,000 per semester. The monetary savings itself is significant for many students, not including the enhanced cultural experience. However, for those paying out of state tuition, the savings jumps dramatically, making a semester in Costa Rica in an incredible savings of up to 75%. These costs include not only tuition, but room and board, airline travel and other expenses, as well. Not only does this give students the advantage of having a multicultural background that a growing number of employers find highly attractive, it means that they will have a superior grasp of Spanish, if they choose Costa Rica to study in, which is certainly an advantage in today’s world. Bilingual students have been shown to earn more over the course of their careers, especially in the United States where Spanish is rapidly becoming more prevalent.
In addition to the savings, many college students are just now learning that the myths they have heard regarding studying in other countries are actually far from true. Federal financial aid, for example, can certainly be used to pursue College Study Abroad. In an increasingly more global economy, students with international life experience are definitely viewed as highly competitive by more and more companies. According to industry leader AmeriSpan’s co-founder John Slocum, “One of the biggest myths out there is that studying abroad costs more than a regular semester. Prices are comparable to in-state tuition at a public institution but the savings are huge compared to out-of-state or private college tuition. Morever, financial aid can be used for studying abroad including travel costs.” On top of this, scholarships are available to help students who might otherwise not have the means to pursue this course of study.
For those who would like to learn more about AmeriSpan, it’s programs and opportunities for Study Abroad Scholarships, a visit to www.AmeriSpan.com can provide much more information. In addition, the company can be reached by phone at 800-879-6640 for those in the United States and Canada or 215-751-1100 for those in other countries.
AmeriSpan Study Abroad
Phone: 800-879-6640 ext. 306
1334 Walnut St., 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107