The follow details all items included in a standard CISabroad program package. Please note that there is some variance in all of our programs, so visit the page of the program you’re interested in and look at “What’s included” so see everything for that program.
Because you are considered an "international" student while you are studying abroad, immigration law states that you must be enrolled as a full time student. You will be enrolled in the equivalent of 12-18 U.S. credits, which generally entails you registering for 3-6 subjects per semester, depending upon the university. Keep in mind that the tuition included in the program fee is for general subjects, and some universities will charge extra for certain subjects (i.e.science, engineering, fine arts). If you are registering for these types of subjects and the university charges an additional fee, you will be charged the additional amount.
Many of the universities charge a mandatory student fee that we have included in our prices. In some cases, an optional activity fee is charged if students wish to use recreational facilities on campus. This is your responsibility and can be taken care of after arrival.
Medical and accident insurance is provided for all students enrolled in CISabroad programs, the cost of which is included in the program fee. For students studying in New Zealand, insurance will be provided by the host institution, which is required by the New Zealand government. All other students will be enrolled in a CISabroad group plan. Students going to Australia will receive additional coverage through Overseas Student Health Cover, which is required by the Australian government.
In all cases, housing is included in the CISabroad program fee. The type of housing ranges from residential halls (dorms) to university-managed apartments to homestays, and may or may not include meals (see "Inclusions" on front side to see if meals are included in housing option). Extra charges may apply for telephone hook up, computer usage, utilities, etc. Meals are sometimes included in the residence hall option, and for some programs there is a meal plan option for an extra fee. University apartments typically offer a single or shared room with shared bathroom facilities, and will include facilities for cooking meals. Meals are generally not included, though for some there is a meal plan option for an extra fee. Homestays are available in many of our non-English speaking locations. You will have a single or shared room; some meals are generally provided with a homestay.
Because each student has different requirements for their study abroad experience, each CISabroad program is different. Any unique attributes that a program may possess are explained in the "Inclusions" column of the fee sheet. Some universities offer excursions that are optional and are not included in the printed program fee. Students are responsible for determining their own budgets for spending related to entertainment, miscellaneous items, and extra- curricular activities and travel. CISabroad is not responsible for costs related to non-program travel or activities.