Summer 2019 Costs for Colonization and Decolonization in Mexico City

Total billed to Columbia account$6,700

Tuition: The program invoice will be sent via e-bill on May 28th, 2019 and will be due on June 13, 2019. It covers tuition, housing, some course materials and costs related to required excursions. It does not cover meals, airfare, local transportation, medical insurance, some course materials, personal travel, and personal expenses.

Housing: All students are required to live in program-arranged housing. Housing is included in the tuition that will be charged to all students on their Columbia e-bill.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses are not billed by Columbia. The estimated amounts 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 below estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are NOT paid to the program.

Local Transportation$100
Visa Expenses$0
Books and Course Materials$75
Cell Phone$80
Personal Expenses$500
Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses$1,955

Meals: The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on individual spending habits. Costs can be kept down by preparing your own meals and only eating out occasionally.

Local Transportation: You will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport at the start and end of the program. Travel costs for excursions are included in tuition.

Visa: U.S. students do not need a visa to study in Mexico for less than 90 days. If you have questions about whether or not you will need a visa, please contact the program adviser.

Books and course supplies: Most course readings will be available on Canvas, but you may need to purchase a couple of books prior to departure.

Cell Phone: 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. This estimate is based on costs of U.S. cell phone plans.

Airfare: Estimated cost of a round trip airfare from NYC to Mexico City. 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.