Summer 2024 Costs for Columbia Summer in Paris

Columbia StudentsNon-Columbia & Barnard Students
*Tuition ($2,060) per point)$12,360$12,360
Program Fee $2,000$2,000
**Document (Transcript) Fee $105
Total billed to Columbia account$14,360$14,465

*Tuition and fees are subject to the Board of Trustees' approval and may change.

Tuition: The program invoice will be sent via e-bill to your Columbia Student Account in the first week of June 2024 and will be due in the beginning of July 2024. It covers tuition, some course materials, and costs related to any program-related activities. It does not cover any other expenses such as those listed below.

Program Fee: Housing options include residence halls and limited home stay options. This fee covers the cost of housing and a $300 student activities and insurance fee.

**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 in your e-bill. Barnard students might be charged this fee if they haven’t taken a course at Columbia before.

The total billed by Undergraduate Global Engagement$1,000

Deposit: All students are required to submit a non-refundable $1,000 deposit to reserve your place in the program and it will be applied towards your tuition.

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 the program. These expenses are NOT paid to the program.

Visa Expenses (if required)$90
Local Transportation$180
Books and Course Materials$100
Cell Phone$40
Personal Expenses$750
Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses$3,660-$4,660

Meals: The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on your housing option and individual spending habits. Costs can be kept down by preparing your own meals and only eating out occasionally. Students doing the homestay option will have breakfast and three dinners a week provided by their homestay family.

Visa Expenses: Since U.S. students do not need a visa to study in France 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 French Consulate website to determine if you need a visa. International students may need a visa, which will incur additional costs including travel to visa application appointment.

Local Transportation: Costs include daily transportation needs and does not include personal travel.

Books and course supplies: Information regarding textbooks and other course materials will be distributed before the course begins.

Airfare: Estimated cost of round-trip airfare from NYC to Paris. You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements from your 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.

As part of the program, you will be covered for urgent and emergent care while you are abroad. Routine and preventive care is not included so you should maintain a health insurance policy that will provide coverage outside the U.S. or your home country. This cost is not included in the chart above.