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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for UMass: Italy: Italian Studies in Siena.

Spring Budget Sheet for UMass: Italy: Italian Studies in Siena
Budget Item In-State UMass Amherst Out-of-State UMass Amherst Non-UMass
Program Fee *   $10,000.00 $11,000.00 $12,000.00
Education Abroad Fee *   $850.00 $850.00 $850.00
Education Abroad Application Fee *   $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Billable subtotal:  $10,900.00 $11,900.00 $12,900.00
Airfare   $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Ground Transportation to Program Site   $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Visa/Residence Fees   $230.00 $230.00 $230.00
Passport Fees   $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
Meals   $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Books/Study Materials   $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Educational Travel   $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Personal Expenses   $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $7,015.00 $7,015.00 $7,015.00
Total: $17,915.00 $18,915.00 $19,915.00
  • A program deposit of $600 is due on 11/15/2017.
  • The exchange rate is estimated at 1€ = $1.17 as of August 2017.  Be aware that the exchange rate is subject to change. For the most current exchange rate, visit
  • Items marked as billable are paid to UMass.
  • A 100€ (~$114) housing deposit is due upon arrival in Siena.
  • Program Fee includes: tuition, housing, specified group excursions (as a minimum, weekend excursions to Roma and Venice), and a catastrophic health plan provided by the Italian Government (ASSITALIA).  
  • Expenses not included in the program fee include round trip airfare, ground transportation to program site, meals, books and study materials, educational travel, and personal expenses. The budget sheet reflects the latest and most accurate costs reported by the students enrolled in this program for spring 2017.
  • The visa residence fee includes the cost for visa processing during pre-departure and obtaining the residence permit while in-country.
  • The passport fee is only for students who are applying for a passport for the first time.
  • Costs for travel/ excursions may vary widely depending on choice of destination, accommodation, and frequency of travel.  Plan to add these costs to the above budget.
* Billable item