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The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program.

Spring Budget Sheet for Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program

Budget Item
Spring 2018 Cost - Bard-Smolny Semester Program
January 25, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Program Fee $26,113
Housing Option 1 (with a host family)  OR $2,500
Housing Option 2 (in a hostel) $500
SUB-TOTAL (Billable Expenses) $28,613 (host family) / $26,613 (hostel)*
*Scholarship and financial aid awards will be deducted from the billable costs.  
Airfare Estimate ($1200-$1400) $1,300
Meals $675 (host family) / ($1,125 hostel)
Local Transportation $250
School Supplies $25
Personal Expenses $800
Application Fee $35
SUB-TOTAL (Non-Billable Expenses) $3,085 (host family) / $3,535 (hostel)
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $31,698 (host family) / $30,148 (hostel)

  1. Scholarship and financial aid awards will be deducted from the billable costs.
  2. Estimated costs are per semester and are subject to change at the discretion of the program.
  3. Program Fee includes tuition, insurance, visa fees, and full cultural program.
  4. Students who opt for the group flight (when offered) will have that fee included with their billable costs.
  5. Non-Billable Expenses are ESTIMATES and may vary depending upon individual choices and budgets as well as courses of study. Personal expenses may include:  international telephone calls, internet use, toiletries, entertainment (eating/going out, concerts, movies, etc.), and any non-program travel excursions.
  6. Meals: The homestay includes two meals per day during the week and three meals per day during the weekends. Students are responsible for covering the cost of any meals not provided for by the homestay agreement. Students opting to stay in the hostel will have a kitchenette available and must cover all meals, as no board is provided with hostel accommodations. Please see the Housing Questionnaire portion of our acceptance materials for more information about the host family and hostel options.
  7. Students who need to expedite their visa for any reason will be responsible for paying additional costs incurred.
  8. A non-refundable program deposit of $500 must be paid at the time of enrollment to guarantee your place on the program and will be deducted from the billable expenses.