Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Comparing Costs

Studying abroad is a good investment. It not only enriches you culturally, it separates you from other professionals and it does not need to be more expensive than your tuition here at WIU. In fact, studying abroad makes economic sense.

Costs & Different Programs

What would happen if you go to Ewha Womans University in South Korea for a semester?

ITEMS WIU Ewha
Tuition 12 semester hours, plan Q 4,603.44 4,603.44
Application Fee   60.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 4,790.00 2,500.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 9,793.44 7,733.44*

   * Total cost does not include airfare. 

What would it be if you selected to study a semester in England at Birmingham City University:

ITEMS WIU Birmingham
Tuition 12 semester hours, plan Q 4,603.44 4,603.44
Application Fee   60.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 4,790.00 4,700.00
Student Visa   123.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 9,793.44 10,056.44*

    * Total cost does not include airfare. 

Another comparison, this time for summer classes in Germany at the University of Mannheim:

ITEMS WIU Mannheim
Tuition 6 semester hours, plan Q 2,301.72 2,301.72
Application Fee   60.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 1,260.00 800.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Enrollment Fee   165.00
Total 3,761.72 3,756.72*

* Total cost does not include airfare.  

 

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