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AmazonSmile Scholarship

Christmas in Torino, Italy

You’re invited to support study abroad students this holiday season by shopping on AmazonSmile.

Finances remain the primary barrier to students studying abroad.

But by using AmazonSmile for your holiday shopping, you can directly help contribute to USAC study abroad scholarships. For all eligible purchases* you make through AmazonSmile, 0.5 percent will be contributed to our study abroad scholarships. Additionally, we will match funds up to $1,000.

On behalf of our students, we appreciate your support!

Help Reach Our Scholarship Match in Three Easy Steps:

  1. Visit and sign up or into your Amazon account**.
  2. Type “University Studies Abroad Consortium” in the search bar. Click the “select” button.
  3. Shop as you normally would and remember to navigate to the AmazonSmile site each time you make your purchases.

* Eligible purchases include those marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation."

** If you already use AmazonSmile, you can change your 501c3 charitable organization by going to ‘Your AmazonSmile’ under your account settings.

New this year

If you shop online using your Android phone, AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App! (iOS coming soon)

Your Support Matters

Beekeeping Internship, Heredia, Costa Rica

USAC awards more than $2 million annually in scholarships and discounts to assist students with their study abroad expenses. We offer scholarships for every program and a wide variety of student-specific and unique scholarships such as first generation, military service, affiliate university and legacy scholarships for children of USAC alumni.

For many students, the opportunity to study abroad would not be possible without additional financial support. From alleviating stress abroad to helping students achieve their dreams and further their academic goals, scholarships provide lasting and life-changing affects on students.

See what our recipients have to say:

Because of my scholarship, I will carry on the generosity of helping others succeed in their education... Thank you so much for contributing to my education and giving me hope to do better in life. One day, I envision myself in a position where I could help others realize the dream of studying abroad as you have done for me.” – Yaxing L., 2018 Scholarship Recipient, Shanghai, China
With the United Kingdom having one of the best health care systems in the world, I wanted to see what I can learn from public health classes abroad to better my understanding of what can be improved here in the United States… Thank you so much for allowing me this chance by lessening the financial burden for my study abroad experience. I am truly grateful.” – Tanima H., 2018 Scholarship Recipient, London, England
I am a first-generation student who has decided to get the most out of my education by pursuing study abroad for my final semester. Education is the key to building a better future for myself, my community, and my world. Without the donations from generous benefactors like you, I and many of my peers wouldn’t be able to reach our potential.”– TaCara D., 2018 Scholarship Recipient, Wellington, New Zealand

On this incredible journey, I plan to interact with locals, make lifelong friendships, immerse myself in the culture and traditions, and try to truly understand the intricacies and differences between Spanish and American culture…. This scholarship enables me to study abroad without fear of overburdening debt. I will be on my own for the first time without financial support from my family. Your support allows me to begin that journey.” – Ciege J., 2018 Scholarship Recipient, Alicante, Spain

My future educational goals include completing both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the top of my class. Professionally, I see myself living and working abroad as a microbiologist in rural communities. Studying abroad is crucial to achieving my goals, as it will increase my knowledge of different cultures and give me the experience necessary to live and travel around the world… Thank you so much for the generous scholarship. It has helped me greatly in my endeavor to study abroad in Israel.” – James P., 2018 Scholarship Recipient, Haifa, Israel

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