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The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for *U of A Exchange: University of Newcastle, Newcastle.
 

Spring Budget Sheet for *U of A Exchange: University of Newcastle, Newcastle
Spring Budget Sheet for *U of A Exchange: University of Newcastle, Newcastle
Budget Item U of A Applicant
U of A Tuition *   $5,401.05
Study Abroad Fee *   $200.00
Billable subtotal:  $5,601.05
Program Application Fee   $0.00
Visa   $420.00
Airfare   $2,200.00
Lodging   $3,000.00
Additional Meals   $2,400.00
Local Transportation   $250.00
Books and Supplies   $523.00
Health Insurance   $290.00
Personal Expenses   $1,500.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $10,583.00
Total: $16,184.05
Notes:
Tuition -  Student exchange agreements between the U of A and foreign institutions stipulate that outbound U of A students pay for 15 hours of U of A tuition & on campus fees during their term abroad. Students are charged according to their major/college tuition rates. Students enroll in courses at a foreign institution. 

Airfare - Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Meals - This budget assumes a $150/week budget for food. Depending on the student's housing choices and personal habits, this can be highly variable

Books - Books, supplies & supplemental course fees can vary widely by academic program and destination.

Personal Expenses - Personal spending habits vary greatly. Students should budget for personal travel and activities, laundry and toiletry items, and other necessities. 

Room & Board - Students studying abroad through Exchange partner schools will be largely independent during their semester abroad. Students are solely responsible for obtaining housing and are liable for 100% of housing expenses. Exchange institutions provide on-campus housing, or references for students to secure housing through recommended student coops, homestay families, or other private options. Availability varies by destination, but students can always refer to recommendations provided by the host institution.  

Health Insurance - Students studying in Australia are required to purchased coverage from the Australian National Health Services

Visa - Students apply for a Visa from Australia after they have been admitted to the University. This process is online. Details are provided by the host institution after students are admitted. 

Passport - $140 is the approximate total cost of a new passport. Immigration requirements for most study abroad destinations require that a student's passport be valid for at least 6 months AFTER the conclusion of their study abroad program. 

Immunizations - The Office of Study Abroad recommends all students to the Pat Walker Health Center Immunization & Travel Clinic. Students can review travel recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, and confirm that they are up-to-date on all required or recommended vaccinations. Contact the Travel Clinic at 479-575-7723. 

Local Transportation - Previous students estimated they spend $40-$50 per month on public transportation around the city and local area. 
* Billable item