Study Abroad

Program Cost Comparisons

The tables below include comparisons between the cost of studying abroad and the cost of taking classes on campus. Study abroad program models vary widely in cost, depending on duration and location. We have provided examples of multiple program types in various locations and for various durations of study.

Check out the Programs at Glance page to review the various study abroad program models.

All tuition costs are based on in-state tuition rates. Cost differences will change for students paying out-of-state tuition.

Quarter-Long UW Program in Europe

Autumn Quarter 2015
CHID Prague Program

(typical number of credits = 15)

Autumn Quarter 2015 at UW
(typical number of credits = 15)

Program Fee
(includes tuition, housing, some meals, trips, local transportation)
$5,700 Tuition* $4,131
Books $150 Books $402
Additional Meals $1,931 Room & Board (living on campus) $3,611
Transportation (airfare) $1,500 Transportation $138
Personal Expenses $966 Personal Expenses $755
Study Abroad Fee $325 Total $9,037
Passport/Visa $140
Health Insurance $142
Total $10,829
 Difference:          $1,792

Semester-Long Affiliated Program in South America

Winter/Spring 2015 CIEE Liberal Arts
Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina

(typical number of credits = 25)

Winter & Spring 2015 Quarters at UW
(typical number of credits = 30)

Educational Costs (includes tuition) $11,137 Tuition* $8,263
Books $300 Books $804
Housing $4,900 Room & Board (living on campus) $7,222
Food $1,200 Transportation $276
Local Transportation $200 Personal Expenses $1,510
Transportation (airfare) $1,450 Total $18,075
Personal Expenses $1,000
Study Abroad Fee $660
Passport/Visa $260
Health Insurance $113
CIEE Discount for UW Students -$1,500
Total $19,670
Difference:          $1,595

Semester-Long Affiliated Program in Europe

Spring 2016 IES Abroad Entrepreneurship & Technology Program in Dublin, Ireland
(typical number of credits = 25)

Winter/Spring 2016 Quarters at UW
(typical number of credits = 30)

Educational Costs (includes tuition) $10,665 Tuition* $8,263
Books $50 Books $804
Housing/Food $4,100 Room & Board (living on campus) $7,222
Additional meals $500 Transportation $276
Local Transportation $300 Personal Expenses $1,510
Transportation (airfare) $1,450 Total $18,075
Personal Expenses $1,000
Study Abroad Fee $660
Passport/Visa $230
Health Insurance $300
IES Abroad Discount for UW Students -$2,000
Total $17,245
Difference:          – $830

Semester-Long Exchange Program in Asia

Winter/Spring 2016 National University of
Singapore Exchange Program

(typical number of credits = 25)

Winter/Spring Quarters at UW,
(typical number of credits = 30)

Program Fee (includes tuition) $5,799 Tuition* $8,263
Books $500 Books $804
Housing $1,800 Room & Board (living on campus) $7,222
Food $2,000 Transportation $276
Local Transportation $450 Personal Expenses $1,510
Transportation (airfare) $1,500 Total $18,075
Personal Expenses $1,200
Study Abroad Fee $660
Passport/Visa $500
Health Insurance $500
Total $14,909
Difference:          – $3,166

Semester-Long Exchange Program in Europe

Autumn Semester 2016
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

(typical number of credits = 25)

Autumn Quarter 2016 at UW
(typical number of credits = 15)

Program Fee
(includes tuition)
$5,799 Tuition* $4,131
Books $150 Books $402
Housing $2,400 ,Room & Board (living on campus) $3,611
Food $2,000 Transportation $138
Transportation (airfare) $1,500  Personal Expenses $755
Personal Expenses $1,200 Total $9,037
Study Abroad Fee $660
Passport/Visa $350
Health Insurance $500
Total $14,559
 Difference:          $5,522

Use the Budget Planning Worksheet to help determine program costs for different options you may be considering.

*Tuition costs are calculated based on in-state tuition rates. Cost differences will change for students paying out-of-state tuition.