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Programs : Budget Sheet

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

Spring Budget Sheet for IFSA-Butler Program in Cuba (BZU)
Spring 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) *   $3,710.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $300.00
Billable subtotal:  $30,094.00
Meals   $500.00
Supplemental Meals   $700.00
Personal Expenses   $1,200.00
Local Transportation   $100.00
Books and Supplies   $20.00
Visa Fee   $0.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,000.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $3,520.00
Total: $33,614.00
Notes:
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on October 31, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 1 CUP/CUC (10/31/17)

Lodging: 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. 

Meals: Meals are included in the casa particular. This cost estimate is for supplemental meals throughout the semester. 

Personal Expenses: This estimate is meant to cover general expenses of college life, including additional course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, cell phone, etc. Personal expenses do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.

Local Transportation: Cost estimate for transportation from airport to casa particular, university, and other travel. 

Books and Supplies: The cost for books and supplies is low because most reading material (not all) is passed along via a flash drive or handouts. 

Additional Program Information: Students will be charged an additional, mandatory Cuban health insurance that is required for all studying in Cuba. This cost will be added to the semester bill.

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* Billable item