Will a semester abroad cost more than a semester in Ithaca?

The total cost of a semester abroad is based on the cost of tuition, room and board, airfare, personal expenses and travel. The cost of living in the host country and city will have an impact on the cost of the program. Most programs cost about the same as a semester in Ithaca, while many others cost more. Be sure to request a cost breakdown, including estimates for airfare and personal expenses, from the program you plan to attend. Because everyone's financial situation and lifestyle is unique, you will need to determine your needs and develop a realistic budget for your semester abroad. Talk to people who have participated in the program to get more information about the cost of food, rent (if applicable), local transportation, clothing, travel and entertainment.