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About $5400 (U.S. dollars).

The number will surely go up or down a bit, but $5400 is about right, and is typical of programs like this one. Higher tuition rates make the cost for graduate students about $300 higher. That price tag covers pretty much all program costs, including all the tuition and school fees, all the lodging, and the cost of all excursions.

There are some additional costs not included in the approximate $5400 price tag: airfare, most meals, and whatever other spending money you need for incidentals or a weekend jaunt to Paris, if you want to do something like that. Flights to London in recent months have been $1200 or $1400, or more, or less. The cost of meals for three weeks in London, an expensive city, will surely be hundreds of bucks. All in, a lot of students will spend something like $7000 (U.S. dollars) by the time we’re home.

A study abroad program of this type is not cheap. But it’s worth it. You were going to spend the tuition and food part of that money anyway 🙂 Meanwhile, you also went to another country, you learned about culture and people in a way that wouldn’t be possible in San Marcos, and you became a more cosmopolitan, interesting human being. Money well spent.

This study abroad program is eligible for almost all of the usual financial aid programs that you use for regular coursework and costs on campus. Texas State also has a pool of about $300,000 dedicated specifically to IEFS study abroad scholarships this year. For more information about financial aid and scholarships for study abroad, see the Texas State Education Abroad financial assistance page. You may also find some useful information at