Budgeting & Expenses
We would like to make note of the fact that ISA provides the following list of estimated expenses as a guide. As each student and program is different, so are the expenses. The ISA program cost includes items such as tuition and fees, housing, insurance, and more. Please see specific program descriptions for details.
Books & Supplies
We estimate that students should expect to spend the following amounts on books and course materials:
Summer $50 Semester/Trimester $100 Year $200 Germany (included); $0 South Korea, Japan per semester $150 Ireland per semester $200 Greece per semester $250 Australia; Fiji; New Zealand per semester $300 France ABSP; Italy per semester $350 FSU Valencia per semester $375
For each program we anticipate that students may expect to spend additional funds for incidentals such as toiletries, snacks bought outside the home, taxi and bus fares and other miscellaneous items. ISA site-specific materials for students may differ from this amount, but this is an estimated amount for budgeting/financial aid purposes.
Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Czech Republic; Dominican Republic; Fiji; Morocco; Scotland; Thailand; Vietnam $100/week Argentina; Netherlands; Brazil; Reading, England; Germany; Glasgow, Greece; Scotland; Ireland; Japan; Peru; South Africa; South Korea; Spain $125/week Australia; London, England; France; Italy; New Zealand $175/week
Flights are not included in any ISA program cost. The estimated cost for airfare from the US to each of our arrival countries is listed below.
Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; Colombia $775 Cuba (includes charter flight) $1000 EUROPE Netherlands; Czech Republic; England; France; Germany; Greece; Italy; Ireland; Scotland; Spain; Peru $1200 China; Chile; South Korea; Vietnam $1300 Argentina; Morocco; Thailand; Japan $1500 Brazil 1800 Australia; Fiji; New Zealand; South Africa $2000
Passports and Student Visas are not included and vary by country. The approximate costs are listed below.
Passport (new) $135 Passport (renewal) $110 Student Visa/Residency Permit $50-$600 Entrance Fee or Departure Fee $10-$150 Immunizations/Medical Exams varies Additional Travel varies
Meals are not included in the following sites. The approximate additional costs are listed below. *Depending upon location, meals may be included.
Germany $65/week China; Fiji $75/week Seoul, South Korea; Vietnam $90/week Netherlands; Czech Republic $100/week Ireland; Italy; Scotland $100/week South Africa $100/week Thailand $100/week Australia*; New Zealand* $125/week London, England; Japan $125/week
Some meals are not included in the housing for the following sites. The approximate additional costs are listed below.
Colombia $30/week Busan, South Korea $35/week Lima, Peru $40/week Costa Rica $45/week Argentina; Brazil; France $50/week Reading, England $60/week Barcelona, Spain; Germany $70/week Cuba $90/week Greece $160/week
Financial Aid Calculation Tool (FACT)
Confused by all these options? Use our Financial Aid Calculation Tool (FACT) below.
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Are you going to be paying the full cost out of pocket or are you using Financial Aid?
Please pay by final forms and payment due date as listed on website
Will Financial Aid cover all program cost?
Expected amount of Financial Aid
Please select the term you are studying:
* Check for the remainder of your balance, to be deposited immediately by ISA. Only an estimated amount and does not include such items as housing deposit, optional excursions, etc.
* Amount due to ISA based on the award amount listed on your Verification of Award (VOA), which will need to be paid on your ISA Student Portal once your financial aid funds have been released to you.
Please note: Students opting for apartments or independent housing with no meals, should budget accordingly.
For students participating in an ISA Internship program, please click here to be directed to the ISA Internship Additional Expenses page.