Each Global Fellow is responsible for all of the costs associated with participating in the program with UPorto however a travel grant is available as well as other potential scholarship opportunities.  A breakdown of estimated costs can be found below.   

CALS Global Fellows may apply for a travel grant to help offset the costs of international travel. Awards will vary based on a variety of factors including financial needs.  Interns may also apply for other travel grants and/or scholarships such as the Summer Experience Grant (SEG).

Accepted fellows will need to set up direct deposit with the Bursar to receive funding.

Estimated Budget 

Expenses   Estimated Cost*  Description (if applicable)
Flight**  $1000  The student is expected to cover this cost *Scholarships may be available.
Housing  $1000  Housing options will be provided and students can choose which they prefer including apartments, dormitory or other
Meals  $800  Restaurant on campus ~3 Euros. Will depend on spending habits. Covered by CALS Global Fellows Program.   
Stipend  $200  Monthly metro pass

No visa is required for US Passport Holders.

Non-U.S. passport holders may require a visa which can take up to 4 months to secure and require special documents. We will need to work with you to secure it.  

Out-of-Pocket Expenses     Student must determine cost based on personal circumstances
SIM/Phone  -  Dependent on the type of plan and use. Students are expected to cover the cost. 
Supplemental Health Coverage  -  Basic Travel Insurance is provided via Cornell's Travel Services when the student registers.  Additional insurance if required is at student expense.
Vaccinations  -  May not be required vaccinations. Most insurance will cover this cost. 
Medications  -  Dependent on personal situation. Student expected to cover the cost.
Extra-curricular travel  -  Student expected to cover the cost.

* All estimates are based on a 60 day period. Estimates are provided as a guide for anticipating costs of the student's summer experience. Actual expenses will vary. Many factors, including currency fluctuations, personal spending habits, and any self-selected additional travel or excursions, will effect total costs of the experience.

** Airfare is estimated as round-trip with an East Coast departure to placement city. Any deviation from this and associated costs, for example departing from student’s family home, is done at the discretion and cost of the student. 

We encourage you to apply to your first-choice program only. There is a space within the application to indicate if you have a second choice. If you are interested in two opportunities that are very different from one another and would prefer to write two statements of purpose, you may upload both to the same application in ONE document. Make sure they are clearly titled with the correct placement opportunity IF you are writing two statements.  

You may preview the application without starting an application by clicking on the “preview application” button next to the apply button. All applications contain the same questions and all information related to the program can be found within the experience page. There is no additional information within the application.