The cost of a summer, semester, or year abroad varies based on program fees, location, and each student’s individual financial aid package.
Providence College uses a Home School Tuition Policy for Fall/Spring and Academic Year students. This means that students receive two (2) invoices for the study abroad semester or year. Students pay regular PC tuition and the $1,000 PC Study Abroad Fee to Providence College. Students pay all non-tuition program costs, including a non-refundable deposit, directly to the program provider or host institution. Non-tuition costs may include, but are not limited to, housing, health insurance, and orientation. Providence College pays the program for tuition costs only, up to the PC tuition rate.
Please view the Home School Tuition Policy FAQ for more information.
For traditional summer study abroad programs, students receive two (2) invoices for study abroad. Students pay the $200 PC Short-Term Program Study Abroad Fee to Providence College. Students pay all other program costs (including tuition, housing, health insurance, orientation) directly to the program provider or host institution.
For PC faculty-led Maymester or summer study abroad programs, students pay all program costs to Providence College. The $200 PC Short-Term Program Study Abroad is waived for students participating in short-term faculty-led programs.
Students should budget for other expenses not included in their program's cost. These expenses include, but are not limited to: passport and visa fees, roundtrip airfare, independent travel, meals (in most cases), and textbooks. Please see below for more information on financial aid and scholarships.
All students participating on Fall/Spring or Academic Year study abroad programs are assessed a one-time study abroad fee of $1000 by Providence College. Students will be invoiced in the billing cycle immediately prior to the study abroad semester or year.
With this fee, students:
PC Tuition and the study abroad fee will be billed by, and paid to, Providence College. All other program expenses (non-tuition fees) will be invoiced by and paid directly to the program provider or host institution. Providence College will not waive the fee for any semester or academic year study abroad students.
All students participating on non-PC summer or winter intersession study abroad programs are assessed a study abroad fee of $200 by Providence College. Short-term study abroad students are those who have been approved by the Center for International Studies to participate in a credit-bearing summer or winter intersession program not led by Providence College faculty or staff.
With this fee, students:
Providence College will not waive the fee for any short-term study abroad student who has been approved to participate in a non-PC international program during summer or winter intersession.
Under the Home School Tuition Policy, financial aid is portable to the study abroad semester or academic year.
For specific questions regarding aid, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at (401) 865–2286. For a complete explanation of study abroad financial aid policies and required paperwork, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.
Please view the Financial Aid Study Abroad FAQ for more information.
View our Study Abroad Scholarships page for a list of available scholarship opportunities.