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Cost of Study Abroad

 

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Overview  |  Exchanges  |  Maryland Semester and Destination Programs  |  Maryland Short-term and Terrapin Take Off  |  Affiliate Programs  |  Other Approved Programs


Overview

As with any investment, you should aim to understand the costs of study abroad. This means researching the cost of attendance, which refers to the total of all expenses associated with study abroad including tuition, fees, accommodations, and travel expenses. Remember that costs vary greatly among programs depending on the program type, location, and length. The tables below demonstrate how fees are charged across program type.

It is also a good practice to compare the cost of attendance for studying abroad to the cost of attendance at UMD; in many cases, studying abroad can be just as affordable! You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet (separate worksheet for BMGT, CMSC and ENGR majors here) to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

As you explore programs and compare costs, use the menu on the right to determine how scholarships and financial aid apply to study abroad and to find out what additional scholarships and grants are available to you.

Compare your cost of attendance at UMD to the cost of attendance for study abroad

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Exchange Costs (see more on Exchanges)

Charged to your UMD account Additional Costs
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Passport and student visa,  entry fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and class materials
  • Local ground transportation
  • Personal expenses: entertainment, travel, etc.

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Maryland Semester and Destination Program Costs (see more on Maryland Semester programs and Destination programs)

Program Fee - Charged to your UMD account Additional Costs

Program Fee total amount varies across program and is listed on each program brochure page. The fee covers the following expenses:

  • $1,200 Education Abroad Fee: charged to your student account upon commitment to the program.
  • Tuition: academic instruction, attempted credit and course related activities
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation
  • On-site student support services
  • Guaranteed housing placement or full accommodations 
  • UMD International Health and Security Insurance
  • The program fee may also include some materials, meals and additional co-curricular activities. Details will be specified on the program website cost sheet.

Costs vary depending on the program destination and may need to be paid before financial aid disburses.

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Round Trip Airfare to program destination
  • Passport, student visa and associated costs
  • Lodging, meals, transportation and activities not included in program fee (eg, if you elect to do optional independent travel)
  • Books and class materials
  • Personal expenses: entertainment, travel not related to the program, etc.

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Maryland Short-term and Terrapin Take Off Costs (see more on Maryland Short-term programs and Terrapin Take Off programs)

Program Fee - Charged to your UMD account Additional Costs

Program Fee total amount varies across program and is listed on each program brochure page. The fee covers the following expenses:

  • $500 Education Abroad Fee: charged to your student account upon commitment to the program.
  • Tuition: academic instruction, attempted credit and course related activities
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation costs
  • On-site student support services
  • Lodging for the duration of the program
  • UMD International Health and Security Insurance
  • The program fee may also include some materials, meals and additional co-curricular activities.  Details will be specified on the program website cost sheet.

These costs vary depending on the program destination and may need to be paid before financial aid disburses.

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Round Trip Airfare to program destination
  • Passport, student visa and associated costs
  • Lodging, meals, transportation and activities not included in program fee (eg, if you elect to do optional independent travel)
  • Books and class materials
  • Personal expenses: entertainment, travel not related to the program, etc.

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Affiliate Program Costs (see more on Affiliate Programs)

Charged to your UMD account Additional Costs
  • Program Fee
  • UMD Education Abroad Fee: charged to your student account upon commitment to the program.​
    • $1,200 semester or academic year
    • $500 for summer or winterterm
  • UMD International Health and Security Insurance  Exception: IES Abroad participants are enrolled in and charged for the provider’s insurance plan instead of the UMD plan

You will also be responsible for paying certain costs that are not covered within UMD fees. These costs vary depending on the program destination and may need to be paid before financial aid disburses.

  • UMD Application Fee: $50
  • Provider/Host University Application Fee (if applicable)
  • Program Deposit (if paid directly to the provider)
  • Round Trip Airfare to program destination
  • Passport, student visa and associated costs
  • Lodging, meals, transportation and activities not included in program fee
  • Books and class materials
  • Personal expenses: entertainment, travel not related to the program, etc.

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Other Approved Program Costs (see more on Other Approved Programs)

Charged to your UMD account Additional Costs
  • UMD Education Abroad Fee: charged to your student account upon commitment to the program.​
    • $1,200 semester or academic year
    • $500 for summer or winterterm
  • UMD International Health and Security Insurance
  • UMD Application Fee: $50
  • Provider/Host University Application Fee (if applicable)
  • Program Deposit (paid directly to the provider)
  • Host University Tuition and fees (paid directly to the host university)
  • Study Abroad Provider Program Fees – (paid directly to the study abroad program provider) These may include some or all of the following:
    • Tuition and other academic costs
    • On-Site Student Services
    • Pre-departure and on-site orientation costs
    • Lodging costs for the duration of the program
    • Some group meals and additional co-curricular activities
    • Assistance with student visa application process 
  • Round Trip Airfare to program destination
  • Passport, student visa and associated costs
  • Lodging, meals, transportation and activities not included in program fee
  • Books and class materials
  • Personal expenses: entertainment, travel not related to the program, etc.

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Education Abroad Fee

Every student who wishes to receive academic credit for international study through UMD pays an Education Abroad Fee. This fee is charged to the student's University of Maryland account.

Note: The Education Abroad Fee does not include the cost of the premium for the UMD CISI International Health and Security Insurance.

The fee covers services provided to the University of Maryland by Education Abroad. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Advising University of Maryland students, faculty and staff on international study opportunities
  • Evaluating potential study abroad offerings and monitoring currently approved offerings
  • Management of study abroad applications
  • Collaboration with campus faculty and administrators to develop and administer study abroad opportunities in line with university goals for internationalization
  • Risk assessment and management of international study opportunities, including the administration of a comprehensive international health and security insurance plan for UMD students and program directors
  • Implementing programming related to study abroad, including advising and information session, pre-departure orientations and workshops for students who have returned from study abroad
  • Producing informational materials for students, faculty, administrators and parents on study abroad program and funding opportunities
  • Registering students for study abroad placeholders courses while they are abroad
  • Maintaining contact with students while abroad
  • Facilitating the evaluation of transcripts and the applicability of academic credit to students’ records upon their return to campus