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The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for IFSA-Butler Program in Cuba (BZU).
 

Fall Budget Sheet for IFSA-Butler Program in Cuba (BZU)
Fall Budget Sheet for IFSA-Butler Program in Cuba (BZU)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $23,708.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,376.00
Lodging and Meals (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $3,300.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $300.00
Billable subtotal:  $29,684.00
Supplemental Meals   $700.00
Personal Expenses   $1,200.00
Books and Supplies   $20.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,000.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $2,920.00
Total: $32,604.00
Notes:
This cost estimate was prepared on April 5, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester.  These costs are estimates and are subject to change.

The IFSA-Butler housing component is guaranteed for students and includes housing while classes are in session and two meals per day. Students will be living with Cuban families in casas particulares which is similar to a bed and breakfast. All rooms are shared with one other student from the program and there are normally four students per casa particular. All rooms have air conditioning, a safety box, access to a kitchen, and a shared bathroom. 

The cost for books and supplies is low because most reading material (not all) is passed along via flashdrive.

Students will be charged for an additional, mandatory Cuban health insurance that is required for all studying in Cuba.

Personal expenses are estimates for general expenses of college life, including: course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.  It does not factor in any entertainment or personal travel costs.

Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.

If student needs to arrange for travel to a gateway city, these are additional variable costs, to be calculated individually by the student.

Visit this link for more information on how Penn Abroad prepares program budget sheets.
 
* Billable item