Funding Your Program

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Budgeting & Expenses

ADDITIONAL 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
  • Personal Expenses

    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.

    Brazil; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; ; Czech Republic; Dominican Republic; Fiji; Morocco; Scotland; Thailand; Vietnam $100/week
    Argentina; Netherlands; 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
  • Airfare

    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.

    Colombia; Costa Rica; Dominican Republic $775
    Brazil; Chile, Czech Republic; England; France; Germany; Greece; Italy; Ireland; Netherlands; Peru; Scotland; Spain $1200
    China; South Korea; Vietnam $1300
    Argentina; Morocco; Japan; Thailand $1500
    Australia; Fiji; New Zealand; South Africa $2000

  • Travel Expenses

    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

    Meals are not included in the following sites. The approximate additional costs are listed below.

    Fiji; Thailand $75/week
    Seoul, South Korea; Vietnam $90/week
    Netherlands; Czech Republic $100/week
    Ireland; Scotland $100/week
    South Africa $100/week
    Thailand $100/week
    Australia; New Zealand $125/week
    England; Italy; Japan $125/week


    Some meals are not included in the housing for the following sites. The approximate additional costs are listed below.

    Busan, South Korea; Barranquilla, Colombia $35/week
    Lima, Peru $40/week
    Costa Rica $45/week
    Argentina; Brazil; France $50/week
    Reading, England $60/week
    Barcelona, Spain $70/week
    Germany $100/week
    Greece $160/week

Financial Aid Calculation Tool (FACT)

Confused by all these options? Use our Financial Aid Calculation Tool (FACT) below.

* Disclaimer: These details do not apply to students from a select number of US universities which ISA bills directly. These figures have the potential to change. This tool should be used for initial calculation purposes only. A VOA submitted by the due date which confirms funds payable to ISA directly will also affect these details. Please read through the Paying with Financial Aid materials and contact the ISA office regarding specific questions.
Step 1

Program Cost

$

-$95.00
Application Deposit


Total =  $0

Step 2

Are you going to be paying the full cost out of pocket or are you using Financial Aid?

You Owe ISA

$ 0

Please pay by final forms and payment due date as listed on website

Step 3

Will Financial Aid cover all program cost?

Expected amount of Financial Aid

$


Step 4

Please select the term you are studying:

You Owe ISA
Good Faith Payment

$ 5000

Financial Aid
Amount Due to ISA:

$ 0

* 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.