Our Core Values at Study Abroad Funding

From the inception of Study Abroad Funding, we have been guided by a set of eight core values. These principles shape how we operate, interact, and pursue our mission with focus and passion. Learn more about each of our values below.

Put Community First

Our community is at the heart of everything we do. We prioritize the goals and needs of our community, ensuring that our programs are accessible and inclusive. By seeking constant feedback and engaging in meaningful dialogues, we create a responsive and supportive environment. We believe in listening to our community’s voices and addressing their needs through collaborative efforts.

Learn Constantly

We are driven by an insatiable curiosity and a commitment to continuous learning. For us, the process of learning is invaluable and integral to our success. We prioritize building long-term expertise over achieving short-term gains. By staying inquisitive and open to new ideas, we enhance our ability to serve our students and adapt to an ever-changing world.

Act with Intention

Every action we take is purposeful and considered. We understand that small, deliberate steps can lead to significant, positive impacts. Our commitment to sustainability and equity guides our decisions and actions. While we acknowledge that we are not perfect, we remain steadfast in our efforts to improve the world around us. We advocate for positive change and are mindful of the consequences of our actions.

Care Intensely

Our work is driven by passion and a deep commitment to our mission. We engage in projects that excite us and align with the core objectives of Study Abroad Funding. While we work intensely, we maintain a balance that ensures we are passionate without being obsessive. Our dedication to our mission fuels our enthusiasm and drives our continuous pursuit of excellence.

Be Data Driven

We believe in the power of data to inform and improve our decisions. Whenever possible, we measure our activities and use key performance indicators (KPIs) to track our progress. We distinguish between meaningful metrics and vanity metrics, always focusing on data that provides actionable insights. By leveraging data effectively, we enhance our ability to achieve our goals and support our community.

Default to Transparency

Honesty and openness are fundamental to our operations. We value transparent communication, sharing information about our processes, relationships, and behind-the-scenes activities. We believe that fostering transparency builds trust and accountability. By openly sharing information, we create a culture of trust and integrity within our organization and with our community.

Innovate Courageously

Innovation is at the core of our approach. We are not afraid to take risks and embrace challenges. Failure is seen as a learning opportunity, not a setback. We encourage and empower each other to challenge the status quo and explore new possibilities. Our courage to innovate drives us to find creative solutions and continuously improve our programs.

Give Warm Fuzzies

We cultivate a supportive and collaborative environment. Regularly providing both positive and constructive feedback, we ensure that every team member feels valued and empowered. We proactively share information and work together to find the best ideas. Our team is built on a foundation of mutual respect, collaboration, and a commitment to collective success.

These values are more than just principles; they are the foundation of our identity at Study Abroad Funding. They guide our actions, shape our culture, and define our commitment to making a positive impact in the world of international education. By living these values every day, we strive to create a supportive, innovative, and transparent environment that benefits our community and furthers our mission.