Summer 2019 Costs for Columbia Summer in Greece

COSTS BILLED TO COLUMBIA ACCOUNTColumbia StudentsNon-Columbia Students
Tuition$5,000$5,000
Housing$1,000$1,000
Document (transcript) Fee*$0$105
Total billed to Columbia account$6,000$6,105

Tuition and fees are subject to approval by The Trustees of Columbia University and may change.

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

Document (transcript) Fee*: This one-time fee of $105 is charged to new students and is not included in the tuition above.This fee will be included on your e-bill. Barnard students might be charged this fee if they haven’t taken a course at Columbia before.


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.

OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT BILLED TO COLUMBIA ACCOUNT (ESTIMATED)

Meals$650
Local Transportation$100
Visa Expenses$0
Books and Course Materials$0
Cell Phone$80
Airfare$1,300
Personal Expenses$750
Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses$2,880


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 and for travel within the city. Travel costs for excursions are included in tuition.

Visa: Since U.S. students do not need a visa to study in Greece for less than 90 days, the majority of students will not need a visa. However, if you are not a U.S. or E.U. citizen, you should check the Greek consulate website to determine if you need a visa. International students may need a visa, which may incur additional costs.

Books and course supplies: All course readings will be available on Canvas.

Cell Phone: All students are required to 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 round-trip airfare from NYC to Athens. 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.