What is covered and what should we expect to pay?
Option 1: Semester abroad
With the semester abroad experience, if a student is traveling on a program affiliated with Queens the students pays their tuition, room and board at Queens just as though he/she will be here for the year and then the JBIP funds will cover the airfare to the semester abroad location. When the student arrives abroad he/she will receive all tuition at the Host University and room and board (a minimum of 19 meals per week). The out of pocket cost will be for passport and visa fees, text books or other course materials, additional independent travel, souvenirs, and additional meals or other personal expenses.
Option 2: Faculty Lead Short Term Programs
Each study tour is slightly different depending on the location and type of trip; some faculty lead programs have supplemental fees. These fees must be paid by the student. Each student is also required to pay a $250 deposit, which will be refunded upon successful completion of the program. Study Tours generally include international flights, accommodation in hotels, hostels, or dorms, in country transportation, entrance to major historical sites and museums, and most breakfast are included. The out of pocket cost will be for passport and visa fees, text books or other course materials, additional independent travel, souvenirs, and additional meals or other personal expenses.
Option 3: International Internships
Students who decide to use their JBIP funds to complete an international internship will be awarded a grant from the JBIP office to use towards the expenses of their program. The internship office will work with students to determine the cost of the program and the JBIP office will award the grant check to the student to defray costs involved. Since every internship is a unique customized experience, each one will have a different cost. Students are responsible for all costs, but can use the JBIP grant to defray these.
Option 4: Language Immersion
Students who go abroad for a language immersion course will also pay a $250 deposit which will be refundable at the successful completion of the international experience. Students may also be assessed a supplemental fee depending on the location of the program. Each student will have an appointment with an international student advisor and will tailor their program with location and language. Once this is established the supplemental fees will be assigned. The JBIP funds typically cover international air travel, home stays and the language course itself. The out of pocket cost will be for passport and visa fees, text books or other course materials, additional independent travel, souvenirs, and additional meals or other personal expenses.