One of the most important factors in planning to study abroad is considering how you will fund your experience. With proper planning and a commitment to exploring funding resources, studying abroad is affordable for any student.
Costs on study abroad
The total cost of a study abroad program will depend on many factors, including your destination country, the type and length of your program. In general, all budgets will comprise of three components:
- Tuition: Billed to your student account either at the full-term semester rate or at a reduced rate per credit for summer study abroad programs.
- Education Abroad Program Fee: Billed to your student account; typically includes housing, varying numbers of meals, excursions, orientation, and international health insurance.
- Out-of-pocket expenses: Costs not included in your program fee but might be needed to pay out-of-pocket both prior to departure (passport, flight, etc.) and once on-site (meals, books, transportation, travel, etc.); These numbers are intended to give you a rough idea of costs and are not billed to your student account.
Use the CSB+SJU study abroad costs sheet to learn more about costs for study abroad.
Financing Study Abroad: Overview
Use the following information to begin your research and planning and remember to start early so you can take full advantage of available resources.
- Understanding Study Abroad Cost Information
- Financial Aid & Billing
- Scholarships for Study Abroad
- Building a Budget for Study Abroad