Summer 2019 Costs for Venice

Total billed to Columbia account$9,454*$13,376*

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 and will be due June 13th. It covers tuition, local transportation (waterbus pass) and costs related to required excursions. It does not cover meals, airfare, medical insurance, personal travel, and personal expenses.

Housing: All students are required to live in program-arranged housing.

*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 above estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are NOT paid to the program. Note that all on-site expenses are estimated in dollars based on an exchange rate of 1 euro = 1.15 USD.




Local Transportation

Books and Course Materials$80
Cell phone$80
Personal Expenses$1,000
Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses$3,700

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

Local Transportation: All students receive a vaparetto (water bus) pass during the orientation which allows them to commute within Venice. Students will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport in Venice at the start and end of the program.

Visa: Since U.S. students do not need a visa to study in Italy 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 Italian Consulate website to determine if you need a visa. International students may need a visa, which will incur additional costs.

Books and course supplies: These expenses can include books/photocopies, supplies for art courses, etc.

Cellphone: 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. The cost above is based on U.S. cellphone plans.

Airfare: Estimated cost of round-trip airfare from NYC to Venice. 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 our estimates.