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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for American University of Beirut (BBT).

Spring Budget Sheet for American University of Beirut (BBT)
Spring Budget Sheet for American University of Beirut (BBT)
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
Program Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $659.00
Billable subtotal:  $26,743.00
Lodging   $1,800.00
Meals   $4,000.00
Personal Expenses   $1,000.00
Local Transportation   $2,900.00
Books and Supplies   $1,000.00
Visa Fee   $70.00
Residency Permit   $200.00
Potential Travel to Consulate for Visa***   $0.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,300.00
Miscellaneous Fee   $1,200.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $13,470.00
Total: $40,213.00
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on November 15, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 1,489.95 Lebanese pound (November 15, 2017)

Program Fee: These are AUB fees for activity, internet, and mandatory health insurance.

The lodging expense listed above is for an on-campus semi-private room. Note that an on-campus double room is approximately $1,450.

Meals: AUB dormitories lack cooking facilities which contributes to a higher cost of living due to meal expenses.  It is challenging to find a full lunch or dinner for under $10 in Beirut.

Miscellaneous Fee: This program includes an $80 application fee and a $300 confirmation fee upon acceptance to the program. Both expenses will be refunded to your student account when you commit to attending. Should you choose not to attend, or the student does not meet relevant academic performance requirements by the end of the semester prior to studying abroad, you will not be refunded the application fee or the confirmation fee. In addition, AUB also charges a $200 general deposit fee, however this will be refunded directly to you by AUB at the conclusion of your term abroad.

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: N/A

Books and Supplies: N/A

Additional Program Information: N/A

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* Billable item