Costs for the GW Global Bachelor’s Program should be similar in most ways to continuing with a degree taught entirely on campus. Tuition fees will be the same as if you were on campus for each semester and, as with other GW study abroad enrollment, financial aid will travel for overseas semesters of study. While there is no on-campus housing fee for the semesters overseas, each GW program has a study abroad tier fee which generally covers both housing and the administrative costs of the program.

Additional Expenses 

Airfare: One of the primary additional expenses for study abroad is the cost of airfare. However, for the Global Bachelors cohort semesters in Shanghai or Belfast, the cost of round trip economy airfare to China and Northern Ireland will be included. For the second and third terms abroad, students will be responsible for their own airfare.

Visa/Immigration Fees: Almost all overseas destinations require students to have a visa or other immigration document to study or intern abroad. These fees generally range between $50-150 per program and are the responsibility of the student.

Meals: Meals are generally not included in study abroad program fees unless students choose a program with a homestay option. These costs can range from being quite inexpensive in some countries to more expensive than Washington in global capitals such as London or Tokyo.

Books: Generally books are not included in program fees. They do, however, tend to be much less expensive than books in the US. Plan to spend approximately $100 per semester on books and materials

Personal Travel: By far the largest expense that most students incur during study abroad is their own personal travel. This will vary based on your own planning, but many students report that they spend approximately $1,000 per semester on personal travel.