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Programs : Budget Sheet
The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for UVA in Lyon (Semester).

Spring Budget Sheet for UVA in Lyon (Semester)

Budget Item In-State Out-of-State
Tuition *   $4,464.00 $5,748.00
Program Fees *   $3,731.00 $3,731.00
Non-Refundable Program Fee *   $500.00 $500.00
Billable subtotal:  $8,695.00 $9,979.00
Airfare   $1,250.00 $1,250.00
Course materials   $50.00 $50.00
Meals   $3,600.00 $3,600.00
Personal expenses   $650.00 $650.00
Other   $180.00 $180.00
Local Transportation   $200.00 $200.00
Housing   $4,035.00 $4,035.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $9,965.00 $9,965.00
Total: $18,660.00 $19,944.00


Costs listed above are for Spring Term 2019

Withdrawal & Refund
Students are responsible for billable study abroad tuition and program fees once they have committed to attending a program. Please refer to the Withdrawal and Refund Policy before committing to your program. Once you have committed, you will be subject to the policies found at In some cases, there will be no refund available.
For Fall programs, the following schedule applies:

Billable Fees* include:

  • UVA Tuition and course instruction in Lyon 
  • Participation in on-site Intensive Language & Culture Course (required)
  • Temporary Housing upon arrival
  • Responsabilité civile (third party insurance)
  • Monthly group cultural activities
  • Monthly bread and cheese gatherings hosted by UVA program on-site coordinators
  • On-site support services (see brochure for included services)
  • Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISI. The ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy for the program dates

Note regarding group meals and meals provided by host families: 
Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary restrictions during group meals and meals provided by host families; however, all countries have distinct cuisines along with food preparation techniques, and it is not always possible to address specific food concerns or to meet needs.   Program participants are responsible for ensuring their needs can be met for their chosen program itinerary.

Non-billable, Estimated Expenses:
Non-billable items posted above and described below are estimates of expenses you should expect to incur to participate in this program. These expenses will differ for each individual depending on their personal needs, course requirements, and personal choices.  Fluctuations in international currency will affect total expenditures. The cost of airfare will be affected by availability and routing.

  • Permanent housing (estimated cost based on 600 to 650 euros per month for 5 months in shared apartment) **
  • Meals (estimated at approximately 20 Euros per day and assumes most meals are prepared in the student's residence) 
  • Airfare (quotes provided online in February, 2018, with departure from Dulles International Airport [IAD] and arriving in Lyon [LYS]
  • French Student Visa (estimated as $180 for U.S. citizens) Visa fees and regulations change frequently; it is the student's responsibility to meet current requirements.
  • Local Transportation
  • Laundry
  • Medical and Emergency Assistance insurance beyond program dates

**   If you choose to live with a host family, the monthly fee is approximately 600 euros, dependent on contracted number of meals, which often includes daily breakfast and four to five dinners per week.    

Other Expenses to consider: 
There are possible costs that have not been included in this budget because they may not be applicable to all students, and will differ by individual if applicable.  These may include but are not limited to:

  • Personal travel beyond the scope of the program
  • CIEF tuition (see brochure note regarding enrollment at the Centre International d'études Française - cost estimated at 1,125 Euros)
  • OFII (French Immigration Timbre Fiscal mandatory for year-long participants)
  • Immunizations for the area of travel
  • Visa fees (non-U.S. citizens) Visa fees and regulations are subject to change
  • Passport fees

Trip Insurance:  The ISO recommends that travelers consider trip insurance that can be tapped in the event travel to or from the education abroad destination is interrupted or in the event itinerary changes become necessary.

 *The University of Virginia reserves the right to adjust all program charges, without prior notification, for increases associated with but not limited to, the cost of instruction, foreign exchange rates, and Board of Visitors changes to tuition and fees.

In addition, the University of Virginia reserves the right to alter or cancel this education abroad program in the event of an emergency, changes in operating conditions, or under-enrollment.


* Billable item