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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE Global Institutes.

Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE Global Institutes
Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE Global Institutes
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Semester * $10,403.00 $20,008.00
Education Abroad Program Fee *   $8,050.00 $8,050.00
Education Abroad Administrative Fee for Semester *   $250.00 $250.00
Special Fees Adjustment (out-of-state students on Arcadia, CIEE or IES programs) *   $0.00 -$9,605.00
Billable subtotal:  $18,703.00 $18,703.00
Program Confirmation Deposit (paid directly to program)   $300.00 $300.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $1,250.00 $1,250.00
Student Visa   $500.00 $500.00
Meals (not provided by the program)   $2,700.00 $2,700.00
Books and Supplies   $300.00 $300.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $3,560.00 $3,560.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $8,610.00 $8,610.00
Total: $27,313.00 $27,313.00

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 Education Abroad Program Fee.

The program fee includes:
  • Housing
  • On-site orientation and support
  • Some field trips
  • Some meals may be provided depending on location of study and housing option. 

Education Abroad Fees By Credit

This program offers the option for two or three academic blocks during the semester. During each block students take two three-credit courses. Students can take 12, or 18 credits per semester on this program depending on the number of blocks attended. The budget sheet on this page demonstrates the costs for the 18-credit option (three blocks). For costs broken down for the 12-credit options as they would appear on your bursar bill please refer to the following tables:


Billable Items for 12 Credit Option

Billable Item
In State
Out of State
EA Program Fee
Special Fees Adjustment
(Out of State Students on CIEE Programs)
EA Admin Fee

Estimated Additional Non-Billable Items
by Credit Option  

Non-Billable Item
12 Credits
Program Confirmation Deposit (paid directly to program)
Student Visa
Meals (not provided by program)
Books and Supplies
Additional Personal Expenses
$ 2,405.00

Additional costs may vary by program location. Students should refer to the estimated additional costs on the CIEE Global Institutes website. 

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 and the locations chosen for study by the student. 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.

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.

* Billable item