As the number of veteran students within higher education continues to increase, so too does the number of veterans participating in study abroad. When spending time overseas as part of the military, it is often difficulty for individuals to remove themselves from being viewed through the military lens by local residents. By studying abroad, veterans can experience life overseas in a different way than they may have while in the military.
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 Study Abroad and the UA Veterans Services Office to find the program that fits the requirements of the VA and your study abroad goals. In most instances the VA will only cover tuition costs and not other study abroad related fees. The Veterans Services Coordinator will be able to assist you in determining what, if any, the VA can cover.
UA Registrar's Veteran Services Office: on-campus resource to assist veterans and dependents eligible to participate in the GI Bill.
Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS): on-campus resource that supports the success of student veterans