Resources and Costs to Consider
There are a variety of resources available to students who are studying abroad. Students should also visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid page for more information. Check out the information below to start planning and budgeting your study abroad program!
Costs to Consider
When traveling on a short-term, faculty-led study abroad program, one of the first things most people look at is the program fee. This fee always includes the cost of accommodations, ground transportation in country, most excursions, and international health insurance. It usually, but not always, includes meals, visa (if required), and international airfare. Every program is different and you will need to see if the program you are interested in is all-inclusive or not.
For short-term, faculty-led programs, tuition is not included in the program fee. The cost of tuition is reflective of how many credit hours a student chooses to take on their study abroad program. Information on tuition can be found here.
If the international airfare is included in the student's study abroad program, the Office of Study Abroad will book the flights on behalf of the students. In this case, the students and faculty fly as a group on the same flight to their host country and back. However, if international airfare is not included in a student's study abroad program, it will be the responsibility of the student to book their flights. The Office of Study Abroad will decide which flight we believe is best for the program and will notify students. We will be happy to assist you in booking your flight if you have questions or concerns.
Students studying abroad through an international partner institution will pay tuition and fees to Lamar University, the same way they would as if they were taking classes on campus. Additional costs to consider are airfare, dormitory, meal plan, and spending money for the semester. Sometimes the cost of living in another country is cheaper and sometimes it is more expensive. Research the host country before traveling to learn more about the currency they use and the conversion with USD$.