When our unit creates a Study Abroad program budget, we aim to include every foreseeable expense. The 'Total Estimated Cost of Program' is a minimum estimate of what we believe a student will spend during their time abroad, not necessarily what will be reflected on their Illinois State bill.
While we do our best to determine a precise cost for each program, the program budget is only an estimate. Some items may result in a slightly higher or lower cost at the time of your program due to variables out of our control, such as: housing availability, host country immigration changes, or current currency exchange rates.
*Note: Budgets are updated each semester and remain very similar. Please review the current budget, if the budget for next year is not yet published.