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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)
Year Budget Sheet for Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BBN)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $49,220.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $4,938.00
Billable subtotal:  $54,158.00
Lodging   $5,500.00
Lodging Deposit   $550.00
Meals   $3,000.00
Personal Expenses   $4,400.00
Local Transportation   $200.00
Books and Supplies   $400.00
Residency Permit and Required On-site Documentation   $75.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $2,200.00
Program Fee   $600.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $16,925.00
Total: $71,083.00
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on March 29, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic yearThese costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 0.82 EUR (March 15, 2018)

Lodging: After the first 4 weeks, students are responsible for finding their own housing. They can opt to live in dorms, but need to decide this prior to departure. Otherwise, students find apartments throughout Berlin for a range of prices. Dorms are the cheapest option. The figure above reflects an estimated average for housing. This cost does not cover orientation accommodation or mandatory 4-week homestay; these fees are included in the Program Fee.

Meals: No additional information. 

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 of monthly ticket at student price for duration of program.

Books and Supplies: No additional information. 

Additional Program Information: BCGS charges a $600 program fee. The program fee covers orientation housing and guest stay housing during the first 4 weeks of the program (which includes daily breakfast and one dinner a week). This will be due to Columbia.

Information derived from Columbia University's Budget Sheet

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* Billable item