Before You Apply

There are several things to consider before you decide to study abroad: the location, the finances, the type of program, the supplies and support. 

You'll need a lot of time to prepare for your study abroad trip. Begin researching programs at least three semesters ahead. It will ensure you have time to find the right program, get your finances in order, complete the application process and all other required tasks. Delta's International Education Office is a great place to start to get help answering some of those big questions.

Getting started

1. Select a program

When and where do you plan to go? Contact Delta's Study Abroad Office to get started or see external programs at

2. Apply for a scholarship

It's important that you select a program that matches the criteria of the scholarship for which you plan to apply. See below for scholarship options. 

3. Schedule a meeting

Meet with a representative from the Study Abroad Office to make sure you're on the right path. Contact or call 989-686-9382. 

4. Apply for a passport

Make sure you apply for a passport early at

5. If applicable, submit a FASFA

Complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Scholarship opportunities

Study abroad scholarships are available to give you a rewarding, life-changing experience abroad.

Delta College scholarships

Delta offer two travel scholarships – The Betty B. and Preston S. Jones Scholarship for International Travel and the Lola Bishop Whitney Scholarship for Foreign Language Study/International Travel. The scholarship application process for the 2021–2022 year is closed; the application timeline for the 2022–2023 year is December 15, 2021 – February 2, 2022. Learn more at

External scholarships

Gilman Scholarship Program
A grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. It is open to undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at two-year or four-year colleges or universities.

Boren Scholarships
A program to fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. 

Study Portals Scholarship
Provides a comprehensive free search database system for scholarships available throughout Europe.

Helps you find study abroad scholarships as well as scholarships to help get you through college.

iie - The Power of International Education
Helps people leverage the power of international education to thrive in today's interconnected world.

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

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University Center, MI 48710