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Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)


Budget Sheet for Spring 2023

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $41,435

Cost to remain at Vanderbilt: $42,196

The estimated total cost includes all aspects of the study abroad experience. Tuition, housing, meals, airfare, visa fees, books/supplies, local transportation, and personal expenses are included in this estimate. These fees may be paid to Vanderbilt or to third parties; see the estimates for each of these categories below.

This program is estimated to cost $761 less than a semester on campus at Vanderbilt.

Fees Paid to Vanderbilt University

Students pay Vanderbilt tuition for each term abroad (read more). Fees paid to Vanderbilt University will be typically be billed according to the Office of Student Account's regular schedule for the term. Any Vanderbilt financial aid you normally receive will be automatically applied to your account, as it is when you are on campus (except for work study, which cannot be used abroad).

Tuition $29,065
Program Fee $5,605
Administrative Fee $285
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $34,955

Estimated Out of Pocket Costs

These are the fees GEO estimates you will pay to parties other than Vanderbilt. These may be paid to the program partner, to airlines, foreign governments, retailers, and/or other parties.

Meals $2,000
Housing $0
Visa/Residence Permit $0
Books/Supplies $300
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $1,780
Airfare $1,800
Total Paid Out of Pocket $6,480

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: Columbia University/KCJS tuition is covered by your Vanderbilt tuition payment. The Vanderbilt program fee covers The Columbia/KCJS program fee. The administrative fee covers health insurance.

Please note the following regarding the estimated out-of-pocket costs listed above:

  • There may be additional costs associated with mandatory arrival quarantine; please refer to Columbia University's website for updates.
  • Students applying for this program will pay a $50 application fee directly to Columbia University.
  • The program includes a partial meal plan; the estimate shown here for Meals reflects the cost of meals outside the meal plan for the dorm option.
  • Visa costs and requirements may vary depending on your nationality.
  • The estimate for personal expenses is based on the Vanderbilt campus Student Service Fees and Personal Costs estimates, with adjustments based on local cost of living, length of program, and exchange rates. This amount is expected to allow for entertainment and participation in cultural activities, but does not include extensive personal travel. Also included in GEO's personal expenses estimate is VU's standard estimate for maintaining health insurance in your home country in case of medical emergency.
  • Sites like numbeo.com can be useful for getting a sense of what common items and services cost in cities around the globe.
  • Airfare costs are highly variable and influenced by a number of factors, so we recommend making your own estimates based on your personal travel plans.
  • There may be predeparture costs associated with health checks, vaccination, prescriptions, etc. These costs will vary individually.

In addition to the costs above, you should also maintain your health insurance coverage in your home country in case of medical emergency.

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)


Budget Sheet for Fall 2022

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $42,210

Cost to remain at Vanderbilt: $42,196

The estimated total cost includes all aspects of the study abroad experience. Tuition, housing, meals, airfare, visa fees, books/supplies, local transportation, and personal expenses are included in this estimate. These fees may be paid to Vanderbilt or to third parties; see the estimates for each of these categories below.

This program is estimated to cost $14 more than a semester on campus at Vanderbilt. Need-based financial aid awards may be increased to meet higher estimated costs. Whether or not students receive need-based aid, they may click here to request a financial review from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Fees Paid to Vanderbilt University

Students pay Vanderbilt tuition for each term abroad (read more). Fees paid to Vanderbilt University will be typically be billed according to the Office of Student Account's regular schedule for the term. Any Vanderbilt financial aid you normally receive will be automatically applied to your account, as it is when you are on campus (except for work study, which cannot be used abroad).

Tuition $29,065
Program Fee $6,105
Administrative Fee $285
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $35,455

Estimated Out of Pocket Costs

These are the fees GEO estimates you will pay to parties other than Vanderbilt. These may be paid to the program partner, to airlines, foreign governments, retailers, and/or other parties.

Meals $2,000
Housing $0
Visa/Residence Permit $0
Books/Supplies $425
Local Transportation $800
Personal Expenses $2,080
Airfare $1,450
Total Paid Out of Pocket $6,755

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: Columbia University/KCJS tuition is covered by your Vanderbilt tuition payment. The Vanderbilt program fee covers The Columbia/KCJS program fee. The administrative fee covers health insurance.

Please note the following regarding the estimated out-of-pocket costs listed above:

  • There may be additional costs associated with mandatory arrival quarantine; please refer to Columbia University's website for updates.
  • Students applying for this program will pay a $50 application fee directly to Columbia University.
  • The program includes a partial meal plan; the estimate shown here for Meals reflects the cost of meals outside the meal plan.
  • The estimate for Books and Supplies includes a sum for required COVID testing to return to the United States.
  • Visa costs and requirements may vary depending on your nationality.
  • The estimate for personal expenses is based on the Vanderbilt campus Student Service Fees and Personal Costs estimates, with adjustments based on local cost of living, length of program, and exchange rates. This amount is expected to allow for entertainment and participation in cultural activities, but does not include extensive personal travel. Also included in GEO's personal expenses estimate is VU's standard estimate for maintaining health insurance in your home country in case of medical emergency.
  • Airfare costs are highly variable and influenced by a number of factors, so we recommend making your own estimates based on your personal travel plans.
  • There may be predeparture costs associated with health checks, vaccination, prescriptions, etc. These costs will vary individually.

In addition to the costs above, you should also maintain your health insurance coverage in your home country in case of medical emergency.

This program is estimated to cost more than a semester on campus at Vanderbilt. Need-based financial aid awards may be increased to meet higher estimated costs. Whether or not students receive need-based aid, they may click here to request a financial review from the Office of Student Financial Aid.