IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT PROGRAM FEES and ADDITIONAL STUDENT COSTS *JWU reserves the right, when necessary, to adjust the program price.
Non-Billable Costs Participants will incur additional costs throughout the duration of the program. These out-of-pocket costs, several outlined above, are estimates only and are not comprehensive. Actual expenses will vary depending primarily upon your lifestyle, cost of living in the program location(s), choices around additional travel outside of the program, and the currency exchange rate. These "Non-Billable" expenses are NOT billed to your JWU Student Account. Currency exchange rates can fluctuate sharply, so be aware of the value of the U.S. dollar relative to the local currency and consider this factor in your personal budgeting process. To check exchange rates, visit www.xe.com or www.oanda.com/converter/classic.
Other costs not included on the budget sheet:
Passport: If you do not have a passport that is valid until six months beyond your anticipated return for this program, visit the Department of State website to see the current processing fees for passport renewals and first time applications. (The cost for a new passport is approximately $135; the cost for a passport renewal is approximately $110).
Pre-Entry Clearance Visas: Each traveler must have the appropriate, valid travel documents needed to cross international borders. It is the responsibility of each traveler to know which documents are needed, to obtain them, and present them to the appropriate authorities. We encourage you to identify and obtain the needed documents as early as possible and certainly as soon as you know that you plan to travel.
Immunizations and Medications: Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to see the recommended and required immunizations and medications for your program. Talk with your family and your physician to decide which immunizations and medications you will get before you travel.
Gifts to hosts
Personal travel outside of the program (flights, trains, hotels)
Personal entertainment outside of the program itinerary
Local transportation (taxi, metro, bus)
Emergency health care
Billable Costs Upon study abroad course registration, the Tuition and Study Abroad Program Fee will be billed to your JWU account. These costs outlined above cover the academics received on the program as well as the additional items necessary to deliver the program overseas. Included items are orientations prior to departure and upon arrival, medical insurance, housing, some meals (varies by program), and fees associated with required excursions. For complete details on what is included in a program, consult the program description.
The study abroad fee is subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and cost increases by the host institution.