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.
All students are assessed the standard University Park tuition and technology fee. Non-Pennsylvania residents participating on this program will also 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.
The Education Abroad Program Fee includes:
This budget is based on students who do a homestay with two meals per day provided. Students choosing an alternative housing option should budget the following for meals:
Homestay with kitchen privileges: $2,400 (student receives credit of $580 back from program fee)
Residence hall/Colegio Mayor: $200 (student charged additional housing fee of $2,500)
Additional housing charges will be billed directly by IES Abroad.
As a Penn State student you will automatically be awarded a $2,000 Public School Grant from IES. IES has created this award to make their programs affordable to you. This award has already been calculated into the budget sheet.
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.
Please note that students may be required to apply for their visa in person at the Consulate or Embassy. $500 for estimated travel costs is included in the "Additional Personal Expenses" estimate.
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.
For more information, please consult the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
Meals vary by the type of housing a student chooses: