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Funding Advice For Students and Professionals

How do students and professionals usually pay for their travel expenses?

Many students coordinate funding from their universities to cover their travel expenses. Both students and professionals also frequently receive funding for travel expenses from local civic organizations such as local Lion's Clubs or Rotary Clubs. Many towns and cities worldwide have similar civic organizations that provide funding for local community members to travel abroad. Other students, professionals, and/or their families fund their own travel expenses.

Additionally, for those who are optometrists or ophthalmologists, Emirates Airline Foundation has donated airline tickets for these doctors. Additional details can be seen at

What are examples of universities that have recently funded their students to participate in the Unite For Sight Global Impact Corps Program?

The universities listed below have recently funded their students to participate with Unite For Sight. However, this list is not exhaustive, and it simply represents the universities with which Unite For Sight volunteers have coordinated funding. We advise that you contact your university advisors to identify and apply for funding opportunities at your university.

Undergraduate Schools

  • Auburn University
  • Austin College
  • Bates College
  • Beloit College
  • Brandeis University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Bryn Mawr Colleges
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Colgate University
  • College of Wooster
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Drake University
  • Duke University
  • Ferris State University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard University
  • Hendrix College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Manhattan College
  • Maryville College
  • Messiah College
  • Middlebury College
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Northwestern University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Pennsylvania State College
  • Princeton University
  • Reed College
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Tulane University
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • University Of Alberta
  • University of Denver
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Williams College
  • Yale University

Medical Schools

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine (Australia)
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • University of Calgary School of Medicine
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Public Health Schools

  • University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Iowa College of Public Health
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Yale University School of Public Health