Estimated additional costs of off-campus study

Additional costs of studying off-campus (for a semester) are estimated below.

Please Note: the figures below are be subject to change and may change based on fluctuating exchange rates and other factors. The information below can be used as a benchmark when creating a personal budget or applying for additional aid and are updated annually, but students are responsible for researching the current costs. 

  • Airfare estimates listed below assume departures from the New York city area and will vary by student according to dates and their preferred city of departure. Students should research airfares based on their preferred city of departure for current pricing. 
  • Visa fees and processes can change at any time and without notification. Students are given information about these processes but must obtain and follow the most up-to-date guidelines from their host country's consulate. All visa fees provided below reflect the costs for US citizens; consular fees for citizens of other countries may vary.
  • Required immunizations vary. Students must follow program requirements and the advice of the Center for Disease Control. Country specific advice is linked below. Prices and availability of vaccines may differ. Local administrators of vaccines include a Travel Clinic run by St. Lawrence County Public Health Immunization Clinics and the St. Lawrence University Torrey Health Center.
  • Students must have passports valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the end of the program.  
  • St. Lawrence University requires all study abroad students to have health insurance that covers them internationally and includes medical evacuation and repatriation coverage. If your health insurance does not include international insurance coverage, there are many companies that offer such insurance specifically for students studying abroad. 

    The St. Lawrence student policy provides the required coverage. Students interested in purchasing the St. Lawrence University health insurance coverage should contact the SLU Student Financial Services Office at 315-229-5581.  Short-term policies are also available for purchase - details are available online using the search term, “insurance for study abroad students.”  A few companies that provide this type of short-term international coverage include Trawick International and HTH Worldwide. The short-term policies can be purchased for the exact time that the student will be studying off campus. Typically the premiums will cost from $35 - $60 per month.


Australia

Visa: $400 (AUD $550)

Airfare: $1,200

Books: $100-320

Transportation: $200

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 (Plus mandatory national health insurance: $250)

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Austria

Visa: $171 (Plus in-person trip to New York City Consulate)

Airfare: $880

Books: $75

Transportation: $60 per month

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Canada

Visa: $0 (for stays less than 6 months)

Airfare: Approx. $300

Books: $0 - $500

Transportation: $150

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


China

Visa: $150

Airfare: $1,500

Books: $50

Transportation: $150

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Costa Rica

Visa: $100

Airfare: $700

Books: $100

Transportation: $75 - $200

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Czech Republic

Visa: $125

Airfare: $900

Books: $100

Transportation: $50

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 (Plus mandatory national health insurance - $145)

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Denmark

Visa: $350

Airfare: $700

Books: $0 (Provided by program)

Transportation: $0 (Provided by program for travel between homestay/classes)

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


England (UK)

Visa: $500 (Plus costs associated with travel to in-person appointment)

Airfare: $800

Books: $200

Transportation: $650

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


France

Visa: $210 (Plus €99, plus costs associated with travel to in-person appointment, plus €60 in France)

Airfare: $1,000

Books: $100

Transportation: $200

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice for FranceFollow CDC vaccine advice for Senegal


Germany

Visa: $90

Airfare: $750

Books: $0

Transportation (in-country): $200

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Required international health insurance ($60 per month, plus $690.00 for AOK insurance)

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


India

Visa: $211

Airfare: $1,500 

Books: $100

Transportation: $0

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Italy

Visa: $150 (Plus travel to in-person appointment at consulate and €150 permit of stay)

Airfare: $950 

Books: $400

Transportation: $200

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Japan

Visa: $50

Airfare: $1,500 

Books: $100

Transportation: $100

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 (Plus mandatory national insurance - $20/month) 

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Jordan

Visa: $85

Airfare: $1,100 

Books: $100

Transportation: $800

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200  

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Kenya

Visa: $50

Airfare: $1,200 

Books: $0

Transportation: $50-200

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200  

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


New Zealand

Visa:  $40

Airfare:  $1,500 

Books: $300

Transportation: $20-200

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200 (Plus mandatory national health insurance - $250)  

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Nepal

Visa: $411

Airfare: $1,500 

Books: $140

Transportation: $100

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200  

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Spain

Visa: $160 (Plus additional $100, if staying for the academic year)

Airfare: $1,100 

Books: $150

Transportation: $175

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200  

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Sweden

Visa: $120

Airfare: $700 

Books: $0 (Provided by program)

Transportation: $0 (Provided by program for transportation between homestay and classes)

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200  

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Thailand

Visa: $210

Airfare: $1,500 

Books: $100

Transportation: $500

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200  

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


Trinidad and Tobago

Visa: $0 (Included in program)

Airfare: $500 

Books: $100

Transportation:  $50 - $200

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Approx. $200  

Immunizations: Follow CDC vaccine advice


United States - New York City

Visa: $0 

Airfare: $250

Books: $0 - $150

Clothing: $100-$300

Transportation: $600+

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Not applicable

Immunizations: Not applicable


United States - Washington D.C.

Visa: $0 

Airfare: $250

Books:  $100 - $150

Transportation: $500

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance: Not applicable

Immunizations: Not applicable