The cost of the overseas program is different for the Flagship Domestic students and at-large applicants. In the academic year 2013-2014, Domestic students’ cost will be $27,064, which includes tuition, room and board, flights at the beginning and end of the program, administrative costs (visa, registration, etc.), pre-departure orientation, and medical insurance. Depending of the student’s U.S. institution, the student pays this amount to American Councils either directly or through his/her home university or college.
At-large applicants will pay $29,250 directly to American Councils. The difference is due to a higher tuition cost for applicants who are not enrolled in the Domestic Flagship program.
In addition to this, all program participants should budget approximately $3,000 per academic year to cover local transportation, meals not covered by homestays (weekday lunches), and miscellaneous academic and personal expenses. Of course, this amount may be smaller or larger depending on each student’s lifestyle preferences.