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Costs

How much does it cost to study abroad? A very important question. Costs vary based on the program, and you can find a more detailed breakdown of costs in the ‘Program Costs’ tab available in each program brochure. However, there are few standard costs explained below. Please see the sections about scholarships and financial aid as well, as there are ways to make study abroad more affordable. 
 
Tuition – For Webster students, tuition remains the same while studying abroad. *WINS/Visiting students need to speak with their home institutions for tuition details. 

Study Abroad Fee – All students will have a study abroad fee posted to their student account. International health insurance is included in this fee. *Fees are different for international campus students and do not apply to students studying abroad in St. Louis, as students must purchase U.S. health insurance.  
  • Semester - $525 
  • Term/Summer - $275 
  • Short-Term Faculty-Led - $175 
Housing – Housing is required and will be posted to your student account. Rates vary based on the program. Program specific housing rates can be found within each individual program brochure. Housing does not include a meal plan, so students need to budget for food as an out-of-pocket expense. *There are a few exchange programs (Guadalajara, Osaka, Brussels) where housing is not posted to your student account.   

Program Fees – Most full-term programs do not have a program fee. A few full-term programs that include built-in excursions do have a program fee. All short-term faculty-led programs have a program fee that includes accommodations and course related activities. Program fees are posted to your student account.  

In addition to billable costs posted to your student account, it is important to budget for out-of-pocket expenses associated with studying abroad such as: a passport and/or visa, food, personal expenses, travel, etc... The cost sheets within each program brochure contain estimates for out-of-pocket expenses. However, the amount of money you spend on things like food and travel may be significantly more or less than other students, depending on your personal habits.