Program Costs

CUPA Study Abroad - Academic Year 2017-2018

Program Fees

Single Semester (Fall 2017 or Spring 2018)

Program Fee: $18,000
Homestay Fee: $7,100

Full Year (2017-2018)

Program Fee: $32,400 ($18,000 in fall, $14,400 in spring)
Homestay Fee: $12,780 ($7,100 in fall, $5,680 in spring)

Students with documented need may inquire about financial assistance.

What the Program Fee Includes

The Program Fee includes instruction as well as an extensive cultural program:

  • Orientation program
  • Enrollment at French universities, schools and institutes
  • On-going academic support
  • On-going individual language and methodology support
  • Independent study projects and internships for eligible students
  • Applied and performing arts classes for majors
  • Liability insurance
  • Public transportation pass for unlimited travel within Paris and Ile-de-France
  • Computer facilities
  • Tickets to performances: opera, dance, theater…
  • Free access to most museums
  • Carte Louvre Jeunes, unlimited access to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at the Musée du Louvre.
  • One day-trip per semester
  • One weekend trip per semester
  • Walking tours and visits in Paris
  • Other CUPA-sponsored activities (pétanque, goûters, karaoke, etc.)

Please note: Personal expenses, passport and visa/titre de séjour fees, textbooks and study materials, musical instrument rentals, practice rooms, art supplies, cell phones, personal health insurance, transatlantic transportation or any trips not organized by CUPA are not covered by the program fee.

What the Homestay Fee Includes

  • Private room in a Francophone household
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners per week*
  • Household linens
  • Laundry facilities

 

*Except during university breaks.

Estimated Additional Expenses

The following are estimates of additional expenses not covered by the CUPA tuition fee. These figures are obtained by averaging reported student expenses over the course of a semester. What you actually end up spending will depend on your lifestyle.

  • Additional meals: 1,500 € *
  • Books and academic supplies: 200 €
  • Cell phone expenses: 500 €
  • Insurance, visa, and passport fees: 250 €
  • Personal items: 250 €
  • Transatlantic airfare: 900 €
  • Additional cultural expenses: 200 € **
  • Cafés, restaurants, etc.: 300 €
  • Vacation travel, major purchases: 500 €

*For students who have chosen to live independently, this figure will be higher.
**CUPA sponsors a number of cultural activities each semester. Learn more about our cultural program.

CUPA Summer - 2017

Program Fees

6-week Program (May 28 – July 8, 2017)

 

Program Fee (Home Stay included): $8,900

Students with documented need may inquire about financial assistance.

What the Program Fee Includes

The Program Fee includes:

  • 2 credit-bearing courses
  • Homestay for the duration of the program
  • Public transportation pass for unlimited travel within Paris and Ile-de-France for the duration of the program
  • Free access to most museums
  • One weekend trip
  • All program-sponsored activities (gastronomical breakfasts, pétanque, soirée, end-of-program dinner, etc.)
  • Tickets to performances: opera, dance, theater, exhibitions…

Estimated Additional Expenses

Based on former student evaluations, the estimated budget for personal expenses during the summer program is of €600 (minimum). How much you actually spend during your time in Paris will ultimately depend on your lifestyle.

CUPA Art & Design - Academic Year 2017-2018

Program Fees

Single Semester (Fall 2017 or Spring 2018)

Program Fee: $15,620
Homestay Fee: $7,100

Students with documented need may inquire about financial assistance.

What the Program Fee Includes

The Program Fee includes instruction as well as an extensive cultural program:

  • Orientation program
  • On-going academic support
  • Access to extensive studio facilities
  • Independent study projects and internships for eligible students
  • Liability insurance
  • Public transportation pass for unlimited travel within Paris and Ile-de-France
  • Computer facilities
  • Free access to most museums
  • Walking tours and visits in Paris
  • Other student-life activities (pétanque, parties, movie nights, etc.)

Please note: Personal expenses, passport and visa/titre de séjour fees, textbooks and study materials, musical instrument rentals, practice rooms, art supplies, cell phones, personal health insurance, transatlantic transportation or any trips not organized by CUPA or Paris College of Art are not included in the program fee.

What the Home Stay Fee Includes

  • Room and board during the length of the Program
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners per week
  • Household linens
  • Laundry facilities

The following is NOT covered by the Home Stay Fee: Lunches and meals during Christmas and Spring vacations.

Estimated Additional Expenses

The following are estimates of additional expenses not covered by the CUPA tuition fee. These figures are obtained by averaging reported student expenses over the course of a semester. What you actually end up spending will depend on your lifestyle.

  • Additional meals: 1,500 € *
  • Books and academic supplies: 200 €
  • Cell phone expenses: 500 €
  • Local transportation: 175 €
  • Insurance, visa, and passport fees: 250 €
  • French Social Security: 215 € **
  • Personal items: 250 €
  • Transatlantic airfare: 900 €
  • Cultural expenses: 200 €
  • Cafés, restaurants, etc.: 300 €
  • Vacation travel, major purchases: 500 €

*For students who have chosen to live independently, this figure will be higher.
**This is a one time, mandatory annual health insurance fee.