Study Abroad & Exchange Programs
To support study abroad, Mount Holyoke offers the Laurel Fellowship, which is awarded on a competitive basis. All awards are based on financial aid eligibility and academic accomplishments. Typically students who study abroad are also eligible for federal aid. Mount Holyoke scholarships and grants do not travel with students while they study abroad. Laurel Fellowships are the only form of financial aid awarded by Mount Holyoke for study abroad.
Institutional merit-based scholarships, town grants, and employment-based aid (such as tuition exchange) generally do not travel. Students who would be eligible for need-based aid if they were not receiving these awards may apply for Laurel Fellowships. However, students may use Mount Holyoke Leadership Awards, 21st Century Scholarships and Tuitition Assistance Grants to participate in certain reciprocal exchanges in which they would pay Mount Holyoke tuition.
For more information about programs, available funds, and application procedures, visit the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.
Exchange students are not eligible for financial aid from the host institution, and should not assume that they will be eligible for campus employment. Students who hold scholarships from sources other than Mount Holyoke should check with Student Financial Services regarding their possible use while on an exchange program.