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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for AIFS Study Abroad in Wollongong, Australia: Semester or Academic Year.

Fall Budget Sheet for AIFS Study Abroad in Wollongong, Australia: Semester or Academic Year
Fall Budget Sheet for AIFS Study Abroad in Wollongong, Australia: Semester or Academic Year
Budget Item Program Participation Costs
StudioAbroad Fee *   $30.00
Billable subtotal:  $30.00
Books and Supplies   $220.00
Local transportation (to/from class or internship site)   $175.00
Personal Expenses   $800.00
Visa / Residency Permit Fees   $550.00
3rd Party Program Fee (Application Fee)   $95.00
3rd Party Program Fee (Tuition & fees)   $13,315.00
3rd Party Program Fee (Housing)   $5,180.00
3rd Party Program Fee (OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS)   $1,750.00
AIFS airfare package   $3,000.00
Meals (lunch and dinner)   $100.00
Add-on program (optional)   $1,595.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $26,780.00
Total: $26,810.00
Study Abroad in Wollongong, Australia

Program Fee includes:

-Personalized assistance from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
-Pre-departure resources including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
-Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect

-Tuition up to 16 semester credits (in Australia)
-Housing and Meals in a shared room in a University of Wollongong residence with 19 meals per week included
-Excursions and social events the AIFS Resident Director and the International Student Program (ISP) arrange a program of social and cultural events during the semester incluidng tickets to a sporting event, museum and gallery visits, walking tours and surf lessons
-Overseas student health charge (required by the Australian Government)
-Transportation the Gong shuttle provides free transportation between the Wollongong campus, student residences, the city center and beaches. AIFS also provides a travel pass for use during the orientation period in Sydney which can be topped up and reused when you visit Sydney during the semester
-Resident Director and student services support staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Australia and to help you to adjust to a different learning environment
-Orientation programs AIFS includes a 4-day orientation program in Sydney on arrival in Australia prior to your arrival in Wollongong. The University also conducts an in-depth orientation program on campus to help you get to know your classmates better, introduce you to the academic system and facilities on offer, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Wollongong and help you adjust to Australian culture
-Volunteer opportunities AIFS students can volunteer and take part in community projects when in Wollongong
-University services including use of the library, recreation and aquatic sports center, on campus doctor, ATMs, convenience store, hair salon and post office
-Farewell ceremony At the end of each semester there is a farewell ceremony for all study abroad students at the Univeristy of Wollongong to celebrate your experience. Group photos and a certificate of completion are received at this time
-Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
-24-hour emergency telephone service allows you to reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return
-Official transcript issued by the University of Wollongong. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution
-Certificate of Completion issued by the University of the South Pacific, Fiji for students taking the optional Pacific Studies Program
-Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
-Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

With Fiji: Round trip flights U.S.– Nadi, Nadi - Sydney, Sydney –U.S. and round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas.
Without Fiji: Round trip flights U.S.–Sydney, Sydney–U.S. and round trip transfers between the airport and campus over-seas.

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

AIFS: Wollongong, Australia
Shannon Sanctuary
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
Ph. 800-727-2439 ext. 5073

3/21/17 DT
* Billable item