Affording Semester Abroad


During the Veterinary Semester Abroad in Thailand, students spend 14 weeks learning and practicing veterinary skills with dogs, cats, elephants, sea turtles and more in classrooms, clinics, shelters, and sanctuaries. It’s a unique opportunity that we are committed to providing to as many qualified students as possible.

We know studying abroad is a big decision. If you are considering applying, please let us know now so we can walk you through each step from talking with your school advisors to making the program affordable for you.

Semester Fee

The Veterinary Semester Abroad comprehensive fee of $21,450 covers much more than just tuition:

  • Tuition for 18 course credits
  • Housing in Chiang Mai
  • Food - all meals during the semester, including group meals and meals on your own
  • Accommodation and fees at wildlife sanctuaries during field courses
  • Transportation for field courses, including airfare to and from Turtle Island
  • Course readings and materials
  • Clinic and lab supplies
  • That means that you do not pay any additional fees for labs, books, housing, meals, or in-country transport during your program.

    Note: International airfare to and from Thailand is not included

    Financial Aid

    Many students studying abroad use financial aid such as grants, scholarships, and/or loans to help pay their tuition and program fees.

    If you attend our courses for credit at your college or university, you will be able to use any applicable federal aid and loans towards our comprehensive fee. Depending on your school, you may also be able to use aid and scholarships from your school.

    There are also several outside scholarships designed for students studying abroad. Contact us for recommendations and we will support your application!

    Loop Abroad also offers a limited number of awards ranging from $500 to the full cost of tuition. Awards are based on qualifications and financial need. If you are applying for financial aid, make sure to fill out the financial aid application in addition to the application for admission.