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 https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/
Items marked as "billable" are paid to UMass.
A housing deposit must be sent by bank transfer within seven days of reserving housing through Koiné Housing Association. It is estimated at 300€ (~$340).
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 vary widely depending on choices of destination, accommodation, and frequency of travel. Plan to add these costs to the above budget.