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This information provided as a guide for estimating the anticipated costs of the student's exchange semester. Estimated ISARA fees are provided by ISARA. Actual expenses may vary. Many factors, including currency fluctuations, personal spending habits, and course supplies will effect budget projections.

Cost provided below represent the cost for one semester.

Item       Resident     Non-Resident     Comments
Billed by Cornell Bursar                    
Tuition       $19,622.00     $29,293.00     billed in July for fall and December for spring
Undergrad Student Activity Fee       $137.00     $137.00     mandatory
Out-of-Pocket Expenses                   in USD
Campus France (Visa)       $190.00     $190.00      
French Visa & OFII Registration       $150.00     $150.00      
Overseas Health Cover       $180.00     $180.00      
Accommodation (Campus)       $2,600.00     $2,600.00     Includes mandatory rental insurance
Food/Meals       $800.00     $800.00      
Local Transportation       $160.00     $160.00      
Contribution to Field Trips       $300.00     $300.00      
Personal Expenses       $1,000.00     $1,000.00      
Round-trip Travel       $1,200.00     $1,200.00    
based on flights from New York

Expense Total

      $26,339.00     $36,010.00     All above costs will be included in financial aid budget

Your financial aid package for your semester abroad will travel with you and be adjusted based on the estimated cost of the program (housing, food, university sponsored excursions, etc.). The summer experience is NOT covered by financial aid. 

CALS has created a cost comparison spreadsheet between exchange programs and most attended study abroad programs offered through the Office of Global Learning for reference. These comparisons are based on best estimates. Please note, we cannot provide a cost comparison for all programs. You can do your own cost comparison using the same categories if your program of interest is not listed. 

Direct questions concerning financial aid awards and disbursements to the Office of Financial Aid (607-255-5145 or