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University of Canterbury: Geology of New Zealand (Frontiers Abroad)


Budget Sheet for Spring 2020

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $38,500

Cost to remain at Vanderbilt: $36,574

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 $1,926 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 $25,400
Program Fee $4,750
Administrative Fee $250
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $30,400

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 $2,800
Housing $0
Visa/Residence Permit $75
Books/Supplies $260
Local Transportation $255
Personal Expenses $2,610
Airfare $2,100
Total Paid Out of Pocket $8,100

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: Frontiers Abroad/University of Canterbury tuition is covered by your Vanderbilt tuition payment. The Vanderbilt program fee covers housing and meals during the field camp, and housing (with no meal plan) during the semester in Canterbury. Note that some housing and meal plan options may carry additional fees. The administrative fee covers Vanderbilt's mandatory international health insurance. Vanderbilt's Program Fee is subject to change and will always reflect the actual amount charged to us by our partners. This may result in additional credits or charges to your student account after the amount shown is billed. Please see the partner's currently published fees to check on the fees charged by the partner (start here). Be aware that a number of programs are more expensive in the spring than the fall due to differences in the length of the term.

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

  • Meals during the field camp are included in the program fee paid to Vanderbilt. See the out-of-pocket meals estimate for the semester proper.
  • 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.
  • Our local cost estimates are based on a rate of 0.63 NZD to the dollar.
  • 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.


University of Canterbury: Geology of New Zealand (Frontiers Abroad)


Budget Sheet for Fall 2019

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $38,620

Cost to remain at Vanderbilt: $36,574

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 $2,046 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 $25,400
Program Fee $4,650
Administrative Fee $250
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $30,300

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 $3,060
Housing $0
Visa/Residence Permit $0
Books/Supplies $280
Local Transportation $270
Personal Expenses $2,710
Airfare $2,000
Total Paid Out of Pocket $8,320

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: Frontiers Abroad/University of Canterbury tuition is covered by your Vanderbilt tuition payment. The Vanderbilt program fee covers housing and meals during the field camp, and housing (with no meal plan) during the semester in Canterbury. Note that some housing and meal plan options may carry additional fees. The administrative fee covers Vanderbilt's mandatory international health insurance. Vanderbilt's Program Fee is subject to change and will always reflect the actual amount charged to us by our partners. This may result in additional credits or charges to your student account after the amount shown is billed. Please see the partner's currently published fees to check on the fees charged by the partner (start here). Be aware that a number of programs are more expensive in the spring than the fall due to differences in the length of the term.

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

  • Meals during the field camp are included in the program fee paid to Vanderbilt. See the out-of-pocket meals estimate for the semester proper.
  • Visa costs and requirements may vary depending on your nationality.
  • The estimate for personal expenses is based on the Vanderbilt campus activity/rec fee and personal costs estimate, 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.
  • Our local cost estimates are based on a rate of 0.680 NZD to the dollar.
  • 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.