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COVID-19 Update: For updates on the current status of each opportunity, please contact the Advisor listed, or for courses, check the linked Class Roster page.


Billing Overview 

As a summer 2023 participant, you are billed Cornell summer tuition.

You are also required to pay a program fee at the time that you commit to your program. The program fee serves as deposit and is non-refundable. The program fee typically covers housing and program activities.

You will directly pay additional costs either prior to arrival or on-site. These may include visa, round-trip airfare, meals, books, and other personal expenses.

Budget Breakdown

The Office of Global Learning provides the below estimated budget so you can understand the costs of your program and how they will be paid. The estimated budget indicates which study abroad costs are billable through Cornell or out of pocket.

Charges that you will pay directly to the Office of Global Learning but will not appear on your bursar bill:

  • Program Fee: this covers housing and may cover some program activities

Charges that will appear on your bursar bill:

  • Winter Program Tuition: billed at $1,680 per credit hour enrolled

Estimated additional costs paid directly by the student, such as: 

  • Round-trip airfare, visa
  • Meals
  • Books, local transportation, and other personal expenses 

Estimated Budget

Costs Paid to the Office of Global Learning

Estimated Program Fee (see above)



Costs Billable by University Bursar

Cornell University Tuition* 3 credits



Sub-Total to be Billed via CU Bursar

Estimated Additional Costs (payable on site or prior to departure)

Meals   ~$200

Estimated Intl Airfare (based on East Coast Departure)



Personal Expenses (and visa)



Sub-Total Costs Paid Directly by Student


Total Cost of Attendance (estimated):
*Costs above are based on 3 credit course using summer 23 tuition rates of $1,680 per credit.

Financial Aid 

The program offers a limited number of partial scholarships determined based on financial need. Students can apply after being admitted to the program. Limited financial aid for the summer and winter sessions is available to Cornell undergraduates in good academic standing who receive financial aid during the fall or spring. Contact Cornell’s Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Visiting students: Cornell University does not offer financial aid for visiting students on summer study abroad programs. We encourage you to contact your home school to discuss your options, including federal or private student loans.


Funding Opportunities for Summer Study Abroad

There are scholarship options available for students pursuing an international experience over the summer. Pay close attention to eligibility criteria.