Summer 2024 Costs for KCJS Summer: Modern Japanese

COSTS BILLED TO COLUMBIA ACCOUNTColumbia Students in Homestay and Dorms Housing

Barnard and Non-Columbia

Students in Homestay and Dorms Housing

Columbia Students in Shared Apartment (Kinori)

Barnard and Non-Columbia

Students in Shared Apartment (Kinori)

Housing $1,700$1,700$1,100$1,100
**Document (transcript) Fee$0$105 $105
Billable subtotal:$7,500



*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.

Housing: Students have a few options to choose from -- Homestay, Dorms and Shared Apartments (Kinori) and the cost varies as noted in the above chart.

**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.

Local Transportation$105-$300
Visa $0
Books and Course Materials$100
Cell Phone$50
Personal Expenses$750
Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses$3,405-$3,600

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

Local Transportation: You will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport in Kyoto at the start and end of the program. Students should budget approximately ¥20,000 per month for additional transportation costs.

Visa: There are no Visa fees for US Citizens, and fees are waived for some 50+ nationalities found at the following link:

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

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 round-trip airfare from NYC to Kyoto. Students are responsible for making your own travel arrangements from your preferred departure city to the program and can fly into any of the following airports: Kansai International Airport, Haneda or Narita.

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.