2. Ask your school if they have any funds for educational travel
3. Read this article - it has 40 ideas: http://www.gooverseas.com/blog/40-fundraising-ideas-study-abroad Note that they suggest going to Costa Rica as a cost effective alternative to more expensive trips. My favorite tip from this list: Shave your head
4. Organize a house concert to raise funds for your trip - house concerts are great. They are intimate and people tend to be very generous.
5. Ask your family and friends. Instead of gifts they can help fund your trip!
6. From http://college.usatoday.com/2014/06/04/3-ways-to-raise-money-for-study-abroad-programs/
Ask family and friends if you can use their frequent flyer mileage
Ask friends and family members to match funds (such as asking for $200 from five people, if you have raised $1,000).
Contact local groups known for helping fundraisers, such as Lions, Rotary or Kiwanis.
Reach out to local businesses in your field of study or in the country you plan to study in.
Contact people who may be sympathetic to your goals, such as first-generation college graduates if you’re going to be a first-generation college graduate or sometime with similar areas of specialization.
See if alumni of the program you’re interested in will help out.
If you’re artistically inclined, put on a performance or exhibit at a price, putting all the funds earned toward your study abroad program.
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