Costs

Expenses


Long Term Programs

Studying abroad on an Exchange Program for a semester or a year can be less expensive or about as expensive as living here in the Bay Area.   Depending on the country of study, other costs such as meals and accommodations can be comparable to the Bay Area and are oftentimes 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:

  • Tuition & Fees: $3,900.00 (per semester, current as of June 2019)
  • Meals & Accommodations (varies by country)
  • Airfare (varies by location)
  • SJSU International Health Insurance (mandatory for all program participants): about $300 per semester
  • Passport: $110.00 (or $0 if you already have one!)
  • Student Visa (varies by country—some locations do not require visas for US citizens)
  • Personal Expenses (travel, entertainment, etc.)
  • Emergency Funds (lost luggage, etc.)

Short Term Programs

Faculty Led Programs and Summer School Abroad costs consist of the following:

  • Tuition & Fees: $250.00 (per unit, current as of June 2019)
  • Program Fees (varies by program)
  • Meals (varies by program)
  • Airfare (varies by location)
  • Passport: $110.00 (or $0 if you already have one!)
  • Student Visa (varies by country—some locations do not require visas for US citizens)
  • Personal Expenses (travel, entertainment, etc.)
  • Emergency Funds (lost luggage, etc.)

Alternative Spring Break Program costs consist of the following:

  • Tuition & Fees: No tuition is charged.
  • Program Fees, or travel costs can vary by program
  • Meals (varies by program)
  • Airfare (varies by location)
  • Personal Expenses (travel, entertainment, etc.)

Short-term programs will include accommodation and in some cases, some meals will be covered as well. Each program page will list out the costs and what is covered as each program is unique.


Payments


Long Term 

Tuition and fees for exchange and ISEP programs are paid to SJSU; students studying abroad through CSUIP programs pay tuition and fees directly to the CSU Chancellor’s Office. 

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 $325 must be paid as well, but is considered a non-refundable deposit (applied towards the total program fee). 


Short Term 

The Faculty-Led Programs (FLP), Summer School Abroad (SSA), and Alternative Spring Break (ASB) webpages list the cost for all programs. For each program, there is a $200 administrative fee and a tuition fee of $250 per unit (except for ASBs). Program fees, which cover your on-site travel costs, can vary depending on what is included in the program budget and the program destination (for example - airfare, group meals, lodging, activities, etc.).

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 deposit deadline in your acceptance letter. In order to hold your spot in the FLP/SSA, you will need to make a $500 non-refundable deposit.