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Programs : Budget Sheet
The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for UVA in Ghana: Plus One: Design Thinking and Civic Engagement.

Summer Budget Sheet for UVA in Ghana: Plus One: Design Thinking and Civic Engagement

Budget Item In-State Out-of-State
Tuition *   $1,089.00 $1,389.00
Program Fees *   $4,241.00 $4,241.00
Non-Refundable Deposit *   $500.00 $500.00
Billable subtotal:  $5,830.00 $6,130.00
Airfare   $1,275.00 $1,275.00
Meals   $360.00 $360.00
Personal expenses   $100.00 $100.00
Other   $125.00 $125.00
Local Transportation   $30.00 $30.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $1,890.00 $1,890.00
Total: $7,720.00 $8,020.00
Costs listed above are for Summer 2018. 
Withdrawal & Refund
Students are responsible for 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 Withdrawal and Refund Policy. In some cases, there will be no refund available.


For Summer programs, the following schedule applies:  
Billable Fees* include:
  • Tuition for courses described in brochure
  • Visa processing fee and handing**
  • Single occupancy lodging in Obo and shared occupancy in Cape Coast and Accra
  • Breakfast included in the hotels every day
  • Dinners in Obo every night and some additional dinners in Cape Coast and Accra
  • Some lunches will be paid for by the faculty leader
  • Touring in Cape Coast and Accra with entry fees and guide included
  • Daily coach transportation with bottled water included
  • Transportation to medical clinic for yellow fever vaccination
  • Hotspots for internet and cell phone usage in Ghana (top-up not included)
  • Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISI. The ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy.
Not included in billable fees:
  • Passport Fees
  • Personal travel beyond the scope of the program
  • Transportation from Charlottesville to international airport in USA
  • International Airfare from USA to Accra
  • Lunches, some dinners, and other meals taken on own
  • Laundry
  • Health and Emergency insurance coverage beyond program dates
  • Other:
    • Immunizations for the area of travel. Note, the cost of immunization will differ with each individual and has not been included in this budget. Yellow fever vaccination is required for entry into Ghana.  The ISO will provide a shuttle service to an affordable health clinic on a designated day.  Estimated cost of yellow fever vaccine is $95 in the cost category
    • Hot spot top-ups ($30 in cost category is included). Internet is not included at hotel in Obo
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.
Non-billable items posted above are estimates and will differ for each individual depending on their personal needs, course requirements, and personal choices.  Fluctuations in international currency will affect total expenditures. 
  • The estimated airfare listed above is based on fares provided online in January 2018, with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Accra (ACC) via London (LHR)  The return route would also be from Dulles (IAD) to Accra (ACC) via London (LHR)
  • Estimated cost of non-billable meals assumes moderate restaurants with an average of approximately US $15 per day. 
 *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.
**Visa fees and regulations are subject to change: Program participants are responsible for reviewing and understanding visa requirements for their chosen destination.

* Billable item