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Programs : Budget Sheet

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

Fall Budget Sheet for American University of Beirut (BBT)
Fall Budget Sheet for American University of Beirut (BBT)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $20,297.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $1,886.00
Billable subtotal:  $22,183.00
Lodging   $3,000.00
Meals   $4,000.00
Personal Expenses   $1,000.00
Local Transportation   $1,500.00
Books and Supplies   $1,000.00
Local Medical Insurance   $285.00
Visa Fee   $35.00
Potential Travel to Consulate for Visa***   $0.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $2,000.00
Round Trip Flight from Home to Gateway City***   $0.00
Residency Fee   $200.00
Miscellaneous Fee   $345.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $13,365.00
Total: $35,548.00
This cost estimate was prepared on May 22, 2015 for the Fall 2015 semester.  These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

The purchase of local medical insurance does not replace the mandatory policy to have a US based health insurance plan while abroad.

Personal Expenses includes $25/month for pre-paid sim cards for cell phones. Personal Expenses will vary by student based on personal needs and preferences.

The "Residency Fee" refers to the deposit required for living in the AUB dormitories.

The "Miscellaneous Fee" refers to the Internet Fee, which is charged by AUB to all dormitory residents.

**The flight expense listed above is the estimated cost of a round trip ticket from the gateway city of New York to Beirut, Lebanon; however, you may depart from the city of your choice.

*** Students may need to travel to a consulate to apply for and/or pick up a visa. Additionally, students living outside of the New York, NY area may need to arrange for a connecting flight to a gateway city. These are additional variable costs, to be calculated individually by the student.

Exchange rate: $1.00 USD =  1,485.10 Lebanese Pounds (LBP) on May 22, 2015.

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* Billable item