How do you go about funding studying abroad when the program you're going on is it's own thing? I was thinking about going with AIFS. I do not want to go through my school's program because it's $25,000, a year long, and it doesn't include food. It's not even in a city I want to go to. There is no option to make it only one semester. I've looked into scholarships but now I'm thinking about taking out private loans -- do you have any recommendations?