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.
The Education Abroad Program Fee includes:
Housing in a homestay
Some meals (breakfast and dinner)
Some field trips and cultural events
Students must pay a $100 damage deposit that is refundable in full depending on the condition of housing.
There may be additional fees for select IAU courses or extra courses taken at the local university. These fees will be billed to students via their Penn State Bursar Account.
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.
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.
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 the 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 the withdrawal and refund policies of the abroad institution and program provider.