Summer 2019 Costs for Columbia Summer in Italy

COSTS BILLED TO COLUMBIA ACCOUNTColumbia StudentsNon-Columbia Students
Document (transcript) Fee*$0$105
Total billed to Columbia account$7,000$7,105

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 excursions, meals Monday - Friday, course-related local transportation and cultural activities. It does not cover weekend meals and snacks, airfare, visa fees, medical insurance,course materials, personal travel and person expenses.

Housing: All Student 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.


Local Transportation$0
Visa Expenses$0
Books and Course Materials


Cell Phone$50
Personal Expenses$400
Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses$2,250

Meals: All meals Monday through Friday are included in the program fee. Snack and weekend meals are the responsibility of the students. The cost for meals and food will will vary widely depending on individual spending habits.

Local Transportation: Transportation required for the program activities is included.

Visa: U.S. citizens are part of a short-term visa exemption agreement which is students may enter Italy for academic purposes, per periods of up to ninety days, without the corresponding student visa. EU citizens do not need a visa to study in Italy.

Books and course supplies: These expenses can include dig tools and clothing, books/photocopies, etc.

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 Rome. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from their preferred departure city to Rome.

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.