Studying abroad does not always entail high costs! For most programs, students pay their same SJSU tuition and fees. Depending on the country of study, other costs such as meals and accommodations can be comparable to the Bay Area or cheaper; some students have actually saved money by studying abroad. There are some additional costs, however, for students to consider. In addition to tuition, be prepared for the following costs:

  • Program Fees (varies by program)
  • Meals & Accommodations (varies by country)
  • Airfare
  • SJSU International Health Insurance (mandatory for all program participants)
  • Passport & Visa (varies by country—some locations do not require visas for US citizens)
  • Personal Expenses (travel, entertainment, etc.)
  • Emergency Funds (lost luggage, etc.)


Long Term: All participants must pay the costs for their program as indicated on their MySJSU account prior to departure. ISEP Exchange students must pay the $100 non-refundable application fee and a $325 placement fee after acceptance. For ISEP Direct students the the $325 must be paid as well, but is considered a non-refundable deposit (applied towards the total program fee) upon turning in their PPAF packet to the Study Abroad Office.

Short Term: The FLP/SSA website lists the cost for all programs. For each program, there is a $200 administrative fee and a tuition fee of $250 per unit. Program fees vary depending on the destination and what is included (for example: airfare/meals/lodging etc.). A $500 deposit is required to to secure your place in the program. 

Once accepted, students are required to pay a $500 non-refundable deposit to confirm their participation. Your deposit will be applied toward your program cost. The $500 non-refundable deposit charge will be placed on your student account after the submission deadline for the Commitment to Participate form. The SAA Office will provide the deadline to make the deposit in your acceptance letter. In order to hold your spot in the FLP/SSA, you will need to make a $500 non-refundable deposit.