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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for Kyoto Consortium (KCJS) Summer: Modern and Classical Japanese.

Summer Budget Sheet for Kyoto Consortium (KCJS) Summer: Modern and Classical Japanese
Summer Budget Sheet for Kyoto Consortium (KCJS) Summer: Modern and Classical Japanese
Budget Item Columbia Students Non-Columbia Students Barnard College
Tuition (see notes below) *   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Document (transcript) Fee *   $0.00 $105.00 $0.00
Billable subtotal:  $0.00 $105.00 $0.00
Housing   $1,350.00 $1,350.00 $1,350.00
Meals   $550.00 $550.00 $550.00
Local Transportation   $315.00 $315.00 $315.00
Visa Expenses   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Books and Course Materials   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Cellphone   $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Airfare   $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Personal Expenses   $900.00 $900.00 $900.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $5,165.00 $5,165.00 $5,165.00
Total: $5,165.00 $5,270.00 $5,165.00
*Tuition for Summer 2017

Modern Japanese is $5,130
Classical Japanese is $4,100.

The above budget sheet is for Summer 2017
Tuition and fees are subject to approval by The Trustees of Columbia University and may change.

BILLABLE fees will be billed by Columbia or as noted.
Tuition:  The program invoice will be sent via e-bill on May 30, 2017 and will be due on June 15, 2017.  It covers tuition, course excursions, most course materials and cultural activities.  It does not cover housing, meals, local transportation, airfare, medical insurance, some course materials, personal travel, and personal expenses.

Document (transcript) Fee: This one-time fee of $105 is charged to new students. This fee will be included on your e-bill. Barnard students might be charged this fee if they haven’t taken a course at Columbia.

NON-BILLABLE expenses are not billed by Columbia. The estimated figures in this section provide a basis for students to determine their individual budgets for expenses related to their time overseas for the duration of the program. The above estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are NOT paid to the program.
*Housing:  KCJS can assist you in the process of finding a homestay family or you have the option to make your own housing arrangements. The cost of housing depends on which option you choose and the length of your program. The range for 6-8 weeks in a homestay is $1,100 to $1,400 and apartment is $1,300 to $1,600.    

*Meals:  The cost for meals will vary widely depending on the housing option you select and individual spending habits.  Costs can be kept down by preparing their own meals and only eating out occasionally.  The average for meals in a homestay is $400 and for an apartment is $700. 

Local Transportation:  Students will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport in Kyoto at the start and end of the program. Students must also pay for local transportation around the city.

Visa: U.S. citizens (and some other citizens) are exempted from having to apply for a visa in order to enter Japan for less than 90 days. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with your local Japanese consulate about whether or not you need to apply for a visa. If you require any additional documentation from the program, please contact the Office of Global Programs. 

Books and course supplies: Textbooks and other course materials will be distributed after the language placement exam in Kyoto. 

Cellphone: All students are required have a working cell phone capable of making and receiving both local and international calls throughout the duration of the program. 

Airfare:  Estimated cost of a round trip airfare from NYC to Kyoto. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from their preferred departure city to the program. 

Personal Expenses: Personal expenses are highly variable based on each person's spending habits.   They may include entertainment and personal travel.

It is required that you maintain a health insurance policy that will also provide coverage outside the U.S. for routine, urgent and emergent care.  This cost is not included in the chart above. 

* Billable item