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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for New Zealand, Dunedin: School of Education Center Abroad (Arcadia, Otago).

Spring Budget Sheet for New Zealand, Dunedin: School of Education Center Abroad (Arcadia, Otago)
Spring Budget Sheet for New Zealand, Dunedin: School of Education Center Abroad (Arcadia, Otago)
Budget Item Cost
Elon Center Program Fee (click for details) *   $9,200.50
Health, Safety and Sustainability fee (five months) *   $588.50
Elon semester tuition 2019-2020 *   $18,041.00
Billable subtotal:  $27,830.00
Estimated International Airfare   $2,000.00
Estimated Entry Visa Fees   $250.00
Estimated Meals   $1,540.00
Estimated Ground Transportation   $300.00
Estimated Books and Supplies   $105.00
Estimated Spending Money   $2,000.00
Estimated Passport Cost   $145.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $6,340.00
Total: $34,170.00
The budget sheet information listed above is valid for spring semester 2020.

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, experiential placement, on-site orientations, and excursions. 

Ground transportation: Students should expect to pay out-of-pocket for ground transportation to and from practicum placements using local buses. All placements will be within the city of Dunedin.

Visa fees: New Zealand visa fees are waived for US citizens, so there is no fee.

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, entertainment, and miscellaneous.

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

Pre-Entry Clearance Visas
Pre-entry clearance visas are mandatory for all students.  Detailed information on each visa process will be given at orientation.

Other costs not included on the budget sheet
If you do not have a passport that is valid until six months beyond your anticipated return for this program, visit the Department of State website to see the current processing fees for passport renewals and first time applications.  
(The cost for a new passport is approximately $135; the cost for a passport renewal is approximately $110).

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.

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.

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

* Billable item