Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Financial Aid


Comparing Costs

Studying abroad is a good investment. It 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 T 4,506.00 4,506.00
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance 842.00  200.00
Passport   135.00
Housing and Meals 4,365.00 3000.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 10,113.00 8,116.00*
    * 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 T 4,605.00 4,605.00
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance 842.00 200.00
Passport   135.00
Housing and Meals 4,365.00 3,100.00
Student Visa   No visa needed for under 6 months
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 10,113.00 8,315.00*
   * 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 T 2,253.30 2,600.00
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   100.00
Passport   175.00
Housing and Meals 1,280.00 1000.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 50.00
Enrollment Fee   165.00
Total 3,933.30 4,165.00*
* Total cost does not include airfare.
 


 

 

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Announcements

  • Study Abroad resumes Fall 2021

    Exciting news! Study Abroad Programs will resume Fall 2021

  • Apply for passports NOW

    Passport processing is currently taking 3 months. If you plan to travel in Spring or Summer 2022, apply for your passport NOW

  • Spring 2022 applications open

    Applications for all Spring 2022 Study Abroad programs are now open. Get a head start on planning by applying over the summer.

 

Contact Us

Office of Study Abroad and Outreach


StudyAbroad@wiu.edu

Horrabin Room 8

309-298-2504

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