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.
The Education Abroad Program Fee includes:
On-site orientation and support
Some field trips
Some group meals
As a Penn State student you will automatically be awarded a $500 Arcadia Scholarship. Arcadia has created this award to make their programs affordable to you. This award has already been calculated into the budget sheet.
Student Visa Cost
The visa fee is only applicable to students who are participating in an internship. 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.
The visa fee applies to internship students only. The visa cost information provided includes $465 application fee, plus round trip UPS shipping (approx. $50), plus a fee of $310 for priority service which is recommended by Arcadia, but not required for visa processing. Visa fees are subject to change without notice.
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 Arcadia withdrawal and refund policies.