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Except for those programs listed below, the base cost of a full term abroad is one-third of Union's annual comprehensive fee, which may differ from the fees of program providers. The College charges an additional fee of $650 for each faculty-led term abroad to cover several guided study excursions to enhance the cultural and academic experience, as well as health insurance. Students are responsible for coordinating and paying for their own airfare and visa fees  (if a visa is necessary). With the exception of work-study, all financial aid a student receives applies to the Terms Abroad program.

  • The cost of the engineering exchange in the Czech Republic and the term abroad in Japan is one third of the annual comprehensive fee. There are no group excursions in these programs. A $50 study abroad fee will be charged towards mandated health insurance.
  • The engineering exchange to METU in Turkey is tuition-only. Students pay for their room and board in Turkey. A $50 study abroad fee will be charged towards health insurance.
  • The Antwerp, Belgium and the Lille, France economics exchanges are tuition-only programs. Students pay for their room and board in Belgium and France. There are no group excursions on this program. A $50 study abroad fee will be charged towards mandated health insurance.

Union College International Programs (Study Away) Withdrawal Policy

Should you decide not to participate in your chosen program, you need to let the International Programs office know in writing as soon as possible.  If you withdraw before the start date for your program or during your program, you may be held responsible for a withdrawal fee in accordance with the schedule for Union College’s International Programs (Study Away) Withdrawal Policy, found in the Academic Catalog.

Students who do not plan to return to Union College for the term in which they were to study away must notify the Dean of Students Office in writing.  Neither failure to pre-schedule or register, non-payment of the term bill, nor a request for a transcript constitute official notice of withdrawal or leave of absence.