Above figures are in US dollars using an exchange rate of US $1 = ¥112. Regional Students are charged a tuition fee approximately $1000 more than in-state students. Five College students are charged the out-of-state tuition fee. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Housing in dorms: The figure in the above table is for a double room at one of the co-ed on-campus dormitory housing options and includes the room fee, admission fee, utilities and internet. Students can lease bedding for $300/year. Students are presented with their housing bill for the first term upon arrival at ICU at the beginning of September and are expected to pay their housing bill by the end of September. This pattern follows for the other two terms. Meals are not included in the dormitory housing fee. Other on-campus dormitory options are available at varying fees.
Housing with a family: Housing with a homestay family, including 2 meals a day, costs about $7,500. Students will be billed upon arrival at ICU and thereafter will need to pay their homestay families on a monthly basis. Students should budget an additional $1,800 for lunches. Homestay expenses (fee plus out of pocket lunches) are approximately equal to above estimates for dorm and meals costs.
Students are responsible for comparing the housing options, using the information on the host university's website. http://subsite.icu.ac.jp/ieeo/exchange_invitee/accommodation.html
Meals: Estimate listed above is for three meals daily for students in dormitories, paid for out-of-pocket. There is no meal plan.
Visa/Residence Fees: This is the cost of sending the visa application to the Japanese Consulate by express mail and return cost also.
Passport Fees: Student who are applying for their passport for the first time or for a renewal passport can expect to pay application costs and cost of photos. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months after the program end date.
Health & Liability Insurance: Students are required to enroll in the Japanese National Health Insurance Plan; premium is based on student's income for previous year. In addition, students need to stay enrolled in whatever health insurance plan they now carry when the semester ends, through the study abroad period, and until returning to UMass/Amherst after completion of the program. Please visit "Health & Safety" on the IPO website (http://www.umass.edu/ipo/education-abroad/health-safety) for information regarding health insurance and the UMass emergency insurance policy.
Local Transportation: This is an estimate of cost for getting from airport to city and also for getting around Tokyo on the subway/train.