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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BBN).

Spring Budget Sheet for Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BBN)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $22,778.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,113.00
Billable subtotal:  $24,891.00
Temporary Accommodation   $475.00
Lodging   $3,000.00
Meals   $1,750.00
Orientation Accommodation   $40.00
Personal Expenses   $2,750.00
Mandatory Health Insurance   $600.00
Residency Permit and Required On-site Documentation   $140.00
Potential Travel to Consulate for Visa***   $0.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,100.00
Round Trip Flight from Home to Gateway City***   $0.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $9,855.00
Total: $34,746.00
This cost estimate was prepared on October 28, 2016 for the Spring 2017 semester. These costs are subject to change.

All estimates are based on a 5-month period.

Lodging: $600/month
Meals: $350/month
Personal Expenses: $550/month; includes cultural entertainment, essential daily needs, books and supplies, and local transportation.

If you chose not to participate in the guest stay program and then withdraw from BCGS, you will be charged a $500 non-refundable deposit.

These costs are calculated from the BCGS program website.

The flight is the estimated cost of a round trip ticket from Philadelphia to Berlin. 

Students who are U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany, but must apply for a residence permit within 90 days of entering the Schengen Area.  Non-U.S. citizens may need to travel to a consulate to apply for and/or pick up a visa. These are additional variable costs to be calculated individually by the student.  These students should contact their local German consulate for their particular visa regulations.

Exchange rate: 1 Euro = $1.10 USD on October 28, 2016.

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


* Billable item