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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for CIEE Lisbon: Language and Culture (BLB).

Spring Budget Sheet for CIEE Lisbon: Language and Culture (BLB)
Spring Budget Sheet for CIEE Lisbon: Language and Culture (BLB)
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 (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,930.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $167.00
Billable subtotal:  $29,181.00
Meals   $1,000.00
Personal Expenses   $2,500.00
Local Transportation   $300.00
Books and Supplies   $250.00
Visa Fee   $100.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,200.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $5,350.00
Total: $34,531.00
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. Most of the costs listed above are based on expenses published by CIEE.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 0.86 EUR (10/31/17)

Lodging: Students have the option of living in a homestay or in the student residence halls; students will be charged the same housing fee regardless of their housing selection. The university dorms have limited availability; students are encouraged to live with host families for immersion purposes. For students who reside in the dorms, meals are not included and are the responsibility of the student. Students who live in the homestay have all breakfasts and 7 meals per week covered in the lodging fee. Students should budget for all other meals.

Meals: Meals are included in a homestay, but not in student dorms. 

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: Monthly metro/bus pass.

Books and Supplies: CIEE estimate for books/supplies. 

Additional Program Information: CIEE charges a $300 nonrefundable deposit which Penn pays to CIEE as a courtesy for Penn students. This happens once students change their application to "committed" in the Penn Abroad portal. However, if the student decides not to participate in the program after committing, or does not meet relevant academic performance requirements by the end of the semester prior to studying abroad, they will be billed $300 by the University of Pennsylvania to cover the nonrefundable deposit.

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