Every study abroad program will have its own expense but you should be diligent to determine how much your program will cost you. Start budgeting for expenses in the following three categories:
- Program fees. These will vary depending on a wide-variety of factors. Check the advertised fee for your program and make sure you are clear what is and is not covered in the program fee for the program you pick.
- Tuition and fees. Most programs are academic programs abroad and those therefore have a cost for the credits you are earning.
- Out-of-pocket expenses. Includes costs incurred before travel (like immunizations, passport, visas and supplies), during travel (like meals or activities not covered in the program fee, souvenirs and spending money) and after travel (like printing pictures and follow up medical care).