Program Cost Description:
The program cost consists of three parts: 1)Program Fee; 2) Other ISU Fees; and 3) Out of Pocket Personal Cost.
Program Fee: Estimated at $3,000
The program fee includes airfare, accommodations and 3 meals daily at Anthony's Key Resort (AKR) (Sat. - Sat.), RIMS marine biology program, two dives/snorkeling daily, one night dive/snorkel, RIMS lectures on coral reef biology and dolphins, educational dolphin platform sessions and dolphin snorkel, trip insurance, tips for baggage handling, housekeeping service, waiters, chefs, divemaster, and boat.
The program fee does not include SCUBA class and materials, SCUBA certification with open-water dives, and rental of SCUBA/snorkeling gear, Roatan departure tax (estimated at $35), vaccinations, immunizations and preventive medicines, and other incidental expenses that you may incur.
Other ISU Fees - 1) $10 program application fee to the Ag Study Abroad office; 2) $105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center
Out of Pocket Personal Cost - In addition to the above costs that are not included in the program fee, you will also have the following out of pocket personal cost:
1) passport which costs $135 if you don't already have one (if you are in the College of Ag and Life Sciences, you can stop in 111 Curtiss to find out how you can be reimbursed for the cost of a passport ); 2) health insurance if you are not covered on your existing policy; and 3)ISIC (International Student ID Card) which costs $26. Of course, there are also other personal costs, such as souvenirs, etc.
Program fee and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to your Ubill in spring 2012.
If you are a first time traveler and in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and need a passport, contact our office for information on how to be reimbursed for the cost of your passport.