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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies (SFS).

Fall Budget Sheet for Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies (SFS)
Fall Budget Sheet for Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies (SFS)
Budget Item Cost
Affiliate Program Fee (click for details) *   $4,525.00
Health, Safety and Sustainability Fee *   $558.50
Elon Semester Study Abroad Fee (click for details) *   $4,600.00
Elon semester tuition 2018-2019 *   $17,425.00
Billable subtotal:  $27,108.50
Estimated Spending Money   $2,490.00
Estimated Books and Supplies   $75.00
Estimated International Airfare   $700.00
Estimated Immunizations, Medications, and Medical Exams   $800.00
Estimated Airport Departure Tax   $15.00
Estimated Passport Cost   $145.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $4,225.00
Total: $31,333.50

The budget sheet information listed above is valid for Fall semester 2018.

A $400 application deposit is due at the time of application. Applicants submit a deposit to indicate their commitment to the program. The deposit is used toward the total billable cost of the program. For more information, visit the Application Deposit FAQ page. 

*Billable Costs
The billable costs for this program include tuition, international health insurance, housing, program ground transportation, park entrance fees, field equipment, supplies, orientation, and advisory services.

The study abroad fee is subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuation and cost increases by the host institution.

Spending Money
Spending money for this program includes travel, gifts, cell phone, costs associated with mid-semester break, excess baggage fees, snorkel equipment, emergency medical & security deposit, entertainment, and miscellaneous.

Immunizations and Medications
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to see the recommended and required immunizations and medications for your program.  Talk with your family and your physician to decide which immunizations and medications you will get before you travel.  Visit the study abroad Health and Safety webpage for more information on where you can obtain immunizations.

Estimated Costs
The estimated costs listed above are mid-range amounts subject to change at any time and are dependent upon personal preferences.  Design a budget based on your semester expenditures at Elon and take into account additional travel expenses and exchange rates. To check exchange rates, visit or

Other costs not included on the budget sheet

International Student Cards
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and iNext card are popular forms of student identification abroad and can include additional insurance policies.  Visit the ISIC website or iNext website to get more information on the benefits of these cards and to purchase one for your time abroad.

Funding for Study Abroad
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

* Billable item