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The following listing represents the Fall Semester Budget Sheet for UVA in Lyon (Semester).

Fall Semester Budget Sheet for UVA in Lyon (Semester)
Fall Semester Budget Sheet for UVA in Lyon (Semester)
Budget Item In-State Out-of-State
Tuition *   $4,728.00 $6,156.00
Program Fees *   $4,046.00 $4,046.00
Non-Refundable Program Fee *   $500.00 $500.00
Housing- Billable by UVa *   $161.00 $161.00
Billable subtotal:  $9,435.00 $10,863.00
Airfare   $1,400.00 $1,400.00
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   $3,650.00 $3,650.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $9,730.00 $9,730.00
Total: $19,165.00 $20,593.00

Costs listed above are for Fall 2020

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
  • Student Support provided by on-site program coordinator
  • Responsabilité civile (third party insurance)
  • Enrollment in the mandatory PRUNE course (2 credits for Spring, 3 credits for Fall/Year)
  • Monthly group cultural activities
  • Pass Culture and Carte Musee
  • Monthly bread and cheese gatherings hosted by UVA program on-site coordinator
  • Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISIThe ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy for the program dates.
Note regarding group meals: 
Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary restrictions during group meals; however, all countries have distinct cuisines along with food preparation techniques, and it is not always possible to address specific food concerns and to meet dietary needs.   Program participants are responsible for ensuring their dietary 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. 
  • Round-Trip airfare to program destination (estimate based on fares provided online in February 2020, with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving Lyon (LYS)
  • Airport transfers (transportation between your home and/or hotel and airports)
  • Permanent housing (estimated cost based on 600 to 650 euros per month for 5 months in shared apartment)**
  • Most Meals (non-billable meals estimated on average of $26 [EUR 23] per day
  • International phone and data plan, laundry, and daily incidentals  (personal expenses)
  • Course Materials
  • French Student Visa for US citizens (other)
  • Local Transportation in Lyon
**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) – Approx. EUR 1,280
  • OFII (French Immigration Timbre Fiscal mandatory for year-long participants)
  • Immunizations for the area of travel
  • Health and Emergency insurance coverage beyond program dates
  • Passport Fees and additional visa fees (subject to change)
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