All students are charged the same tuition as students on main campus. Each program also carries an additional program fee that covers:
- Housing (homestay)
- Meals (depending on location, between 12 and 14 per week)
- Program-related travel (such as trips to other cities in the country, museum visits)
- Program-related activities (such as cooking classes, neighborhood tours, theater, sports events)
- Travel insurance abroad
- On-site assistance and support
Students should also expect some out-of-pocket personal expenses that are not covered by the program fee, such as airfare, passport and visa fees, and personal travel. These additional personal expenses are factored into your Discovery grant.
You can review each respective program’s budget sheet using the links below. The budget sheets can be found under Program Requirements on the main page for each program:
The Discovery Grant factors into account both SU Main Campus Cost of Attendance (COA) and the SU Abroad estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). The difference between the two amounts is the grant amount.
The Discovery Grant will be applied by the Financial Aid Office and distributed through the student’s SU Bursar account. The application of the grant will make the overall cost of going abroad equal to SU Main Campus Cost of Attendance. Discovery Grant amounts vary depending on the location of the abroad program.
If you have any questions about your financial aid package, you can reach out to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs.
Most students wishing to study abroad will need a student visa. A visa is official permission by a foreign government to visit that country for a specified purpose and a limited time. The visa is stamped onto one of the pages of your passport and generally is not a separate document. Applying for a visa incurs an upfront cost, which can vary depending on the program of your choice. Please refer to the country-specific budget links above for more information about visa fees for specific locations.