Program Cost FAQs

So, you’ve decided to study abroad for college credit. Or maybe you already have your heart set on one of our faculty-led programs. Either way, congratulations!

You’re taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity that will make your education at WSU uniquely yours.

We know you may have questions when it comes to paying for faculty-led programs. That’s why we’ve compiled a few frequently asked questions and a helpful video to offer some guidance.

Knowing you want to study abroad is the first step — we’re here to get you to the next and beyond.

How much does a faculty-led program cost?


Faculty-led program costs include as many essentials as possible. Program costs* generally include:

  • Tuition and fees for the course(s) associated with the program
  • Airfare
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • Most meals
  • Fees for educational events, activities, speakers, etc.
  • International health insurance (if applicable)
  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee

The average cost of a faculty-led program is about $4,900. 

Program costs differ based on things like the location, number of credits, number of participants, etc. Program costs range from $2,000 – $7,000.

*Details about what’s included for a program are listed on its respective program website.


Are scholarships available?


Yes! WSU offers two scholarships specifically for faculty-led program participants: 

You can also explore scholarships from other sources. We’ve put together a list of external scholarships that work for funding our faculty-led programs. Eligibility for these scholarships depends on a variety of factors, so make sure to carefully review all information a scholarship website.

Still have questions? No problem. We’ve got more details on our Funding Opportunities & Scholarships webpage. 


Can I use financial aid?


Yes! You may be able to use financial aid to help pay for a faculty-led program.

If you’re considering a summer term program, your available financial aid often depends on the number of credits you’re taking throughout summer. We encourage you to double check your specific credit requirements for summer financial aid with the Financial Aid Office.  

If you haven’t used financial aid in the past, it may be worth considering to help pay for your faculty-led program experience. 

Reach out to an adviser from the Financial Aid Office and start the conversation.