The cost of a study abroad experience is not trivial. In general, we say that the cost of living roughly equivalent to living off campus at UCF. However, with the loss of value of the US dollar in recent months, this may no longer be true. Furthermore, this does not take into consideration the cost of air fare, which has been steadily rising lately in response to high fuel costs, or the cost of any travel that you may decide to undertake to visit other areas of the region, either during the study abroad period or afterwards. Lastly, it should be mentioned that some of our study abroad destinations are more expensive than others. If expense is a critical issue (and it almost always is), then you should take this into consideration when selecting a partner institution at which to study.
Nevertheless, there are things you can do to partially mitigate the cost of this experience. There are sources of financial assistance. Additionally, we have worked hard to identify potential partners for paid internships abroad of which you can take advantage. We expect this list of industrial partners to grow over the years to provide our students with practical technical experience as well as a means to subsidize their living overseas.