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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for CIEE: St. Petersburg, Russian Language (Summer).

Summer Budget Sheet for CIEE: St. Petersburg, Russian Language (Summer)
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Summer *   $7,640.00 $13,760.00
Technology Fee for Summer *   $189.00 $189.00
Education Abroad Program Fee *   $910.00 $910.00
Special Fees Adjustment (out-of-state students on summer programs) *   $0.00 ($6,120.00)
Education Abroad Administrative Fee for Summer *   $150.00 $150.00
Billable subtotal:  $8,889.00 $8,889.00
Program Confirmation Deposit (paid directly to program)   $300.00 $300.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Student Visa   $265.00 $265.00
Meals (not provided by the program)   $1,265.00 $1,265.00
Books and Supplies   $100.00 $100.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $1,380.00 $1,380.00
Additional Health Insurance (paid directly to program)   $167.00 $167.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $4,477.00 $4,477.00
Total: $13,366.00 $13,366.00

Tuition and Program Fee

As institutions around the world determine program costs at different times, it is difficult for Education Abroad to provide actual cost information until shortly before the beginning of a program. You are encouraged to consult this document on a regular basis as it is frequently updated with the most current cost information and billing information available.

Students are assessed the standard University Park Penn State Tuition and Technology Fee, an Education Abroad Administrative Fee, and an Educaiton Abroad Program Fee.

The program fee includes:
  • Housing
  • On-site orientation and support
  • Some field trips
  • Some meals

Non-Pennsylvania residents participating on this program will be credited an amount in the Beginning Balance of their semester bills which, when subtracted from the Non-Pennsylvania tuition rate, reflects a net tuition equal to the established Pennsylvania resident tuition rate. Please note that a second semester discount will be awarded for academic year participants.

Student Visa Cost

The actual cost of the visa will vary depending on the type of visa required and the student's country of citizenship. The Consulate General of the host country reserves the right to change their visa fees without prior notice. For exact pricing, students should contact directly the nearest Consulate for the host country. In the past, CIEE has included the cost of the student visa in the program fee.

Program Withdraw/Refund Policy

Regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal, it is the responsibility of students to immediately notify Education Abroad in writing and to understand the implications of their withdrawal actions. 

  • The Education Abroad Administrative fee will be assessed to students' bursar bill regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal. 
  • In certain cases, partial program expenses may be refundable but only to extent that Education Abroad can recover expenses incurred on behalf of the student.
  • Any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar
  • Students should also consult CIEE withdrawal and refund policies.

For more information, please consult the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.


Homestays provide all meals except for weekday lunches. Students who live in the hostel in downtown St. Petersburg are responsible for all meal costs.

* Billable item