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Programs : Budget Sheet

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

Year Budget Sheet for Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BBN)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $47,416.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $4,752.00
Billable subtotal:  $52,168.00
Lodging   $4,400.00
Lodging Deposit   $550.00
Meals   $2,800.00
Personal Expenses   $4,800.00
Local Transportation   $200.00
Books and Supplies   $400.00
Residency Permit and Required On-site Documentation   $150.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,100.00
Round Trip Flight from Home to Gateway City***   $0.00
Program Fee   $1,715.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $16,115.00
Total: $68,283.00
This cost estimate was prepared on April 3, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. These costs are subject to change.

BCGS charges a $1715 program fee. Within that program fee, there is a $500 nonrefundable deposit. If the student commits to the program, then decides not to enroll, they will be billed $500 by the University of Pennsylvania to cover the nonrefundable deposit. The remainder of the fee covers orientation housing, guest stay housing during the first 4 weeks of the program (which includes daily breakfast and one dinner a week), and a full year of German Health Insurance.

The flight is the estimated cost of a round trip ticket from Philadelphia to Berlin. Students may need to arrange for a connecting flight to Philadelphia. These are additional variable costs to be calculated individually by the student.

Exchange rate: $1 USD = 0.93 Euros in January 2017.

Most information supplied from the BCGS budget sheet

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* Billable item