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Cost Effective Programs

Costs vary depending on many variables. When reviewing your finances, check out these bargains. Students can maximize their educational value by matching their goals to a program on this list.

What goes into the cost of study abroad?

Tuition

  • In State Students- $10,611
  • Out of State Students- $20,808
  • DID YOU KNOW? Out of State Students pay In State Tuition on all programs through Arcadia, CIEE, and IES!

Program Fee

  • Covers on the ground support
  • Some field trips
  • Usually covers housing (see program fee notes)
  • Additional $250 administrative fee

Non-Billable Costs

  • Flights
  • Food (usually, see program fee and housing notes)
  • Travel outside of program
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal expenses

All programs listed on this page include housing and program fees for $6000 or less

Out of State Students- remember to look for programs where you can get in-state tuition for additional savings! 

Non-billable costs and tuition are not factored into this list- it is important to research the cost of living in the area you are interested in studying abroad. Your own decisions, such as staying local on the weekends instead of travelling, opting for a homestay with meals included, and studying in an area with a lower cost of living can all make a huge difference here! 

Students can also review additional financial planning resources and scholarship information on our Financial Planning page. Students can apply for additional study abroad scholarships through PSU Global and Smeal College of Business.

The Americas -- Africa & Middle East -- Europe -- Asia -- New Zealand/Australia

Country/CityProgram
Semester
Offered
THE AMERICAS
Argentina
Buenos Aires IES: Buenos Aires, Latin American Societies and Cultures Fa/Sp/Yr
IES: Buenos Aires, Advanced Spanish Immersion Fa/Sp/Yr
Chile
Santiago
IES: Santiago, Chile, Politics, Social Justice & Language - Low Cost Fall Only

Fa/Sp/Yr 

 

Dominican Republic
Santiago CIEE: Santiago, Dominican Republic, Liberal Arts
Fa/Sp/Yr
Ecuador
Quito Learning Abroad Center: Ecuador, Studies in International Development Fa/Sp
AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Israel
Haifa Haifa: University of Haifa - May 15 only, deadline for spring Sp/Yr
EUROPE
Czech Republic
Brno CzechMates: Brno
Fa/Sp
Germany
Freiburg Freiburg: University of Freiburg Sp/Yr
Marburg Marburg: Philipps University, International Undergraduate Study Program Fa/Sp/Yr
Marburg: Philipps University, Intensive German Studies Program Sp
Greece
Athens Athens, Greece: History, Culture, and Archaeology of Greece Sp
Ireland
Dublin IES: Dublin, Irish Studies Low Cost Fall Only Fa/Sp/Yr
Limerick Limerick: University of Limerick Fa/Sp/Yr
Italy
Perugia

Perugia, Umbra Institute

Fa/Sp/Yr
Rome Temple: Rome Fa/Sp/Yr
Siena IES: Siena, Business & Economics of Italian Food & Wine
Fa/Sp
IES: Siena, Study in Tuscany Low Cost Fall Only Fa/Sp/Yr
Netherlands
Maastricht Center for European Studies: Maastricht University Fa/Sp
Spain
Alicante CIEE: Alicante Fa/Sp/Yr
Granada IES: Granada Fa/Sp/Yr
Salamanca IES: Salamanca, Study in Salamanca Fa/Sp/Yr
United Kingdom
Brighton Brighton: University of Sussex Fa/Sp/Yr
ASIA
China
Hong Kong Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Fa/Sp/Yr
Japan
Mito Mito: Ibaraki University Academic year Application Deadline is January 20th Sp/Yr
Nagoya IES: Nagoya, Nanzan University Low Cost Fall Only Fa/Sp/Yr
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur: Monash University Malaysia
(Fall semester applications due January 20)
Fa/Sp/Yr
Singapore
Singapore Singapore: National University of Singapore Fa/Sp
South Korea
Seoul CIEE: Seoul, Yonsei University Low Cost Spring Only Fa/Sp/Yr
Seoul: Sogang University Fa/Sp/Yr
Seoul & Suwon: Sungkyunkwan University Fa/Sp

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Australia

Melbourne

Melbourne: Monash University Fa/Sp/Yr

 

Melbourne: University of Melbourne Fa/Sp/Yr
New Zealand
Auckland Auckland: University of Auckland Fa/Sp/Yr
Hamilton Hamilton: University of Waikato Fa/Sp/Yr
Wellington Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington Fa/Sp/Yr

MULTI-DESTINATION

Multi-City

Buenos Aires, Monteverde, Santiago, Yucatan

Cape Town

Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Madrid, Milan, London, Paris, Prague, Rome

Sydney

Kyoto, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore

CIEE: Open Campus* - cost effective if attending only two blocks for 12 credits

IB Minor by Petition Only. Please reach out to Vanessa Hausmann () to discuss.

Fa/Sp/Yr