The program fee for 2016 was $4050 (will be updated for 2017 by October). The Fee will include the following:
- application fee ($100)
- deposit ($200)
- pre-departure orientation
- accident and sickness insurance*
- field trips
Amounts not included in the program fee for which participants will need to budget include:
- MSU tuition and fees**
- books and supplies
- additional meals/snacks
- optional field trips
- passport application fee
- Kenyan e-visa ($51)
- pre-departure doctor visits
- pre-departure immunizations (if applicable)
- personal spending money
*The program fee includes required accident and sickness insurance coverage administered through Hinchcliff International, Inc. This policy provides for supplementary health insurance, assistance in locating the nearest, most appropriate medical care, and medically necessary evacuation.
**Check http://www.ctlr.msu.edu/studrec/ for current tuition, fee and taxes. MSU students pay the same amount they would pay to study at MSU; non-MSU students pay the Lifelong Education rate, regardless of state of residence.
***Round trip air travel from Detroit to Nairobi should cost at least $1500 for MSU students.
Students may request an itemized breakdown of program costs by contacting the Office of Study Abroad at (517) 353-8920.
Approximately two months before the program’s departure date, students will receive a bill from the MSU Student Accounts Office for the study abroad program fee. Students will also be billed for tuition and fees, based on the number of credits taken, once they have enrolled in courses. (Both amounts may be billed at the same time.)
Program fees, dates, and arrangements may be subject to change due to unexpected circumstances.
Financial assistance is available when students make appropriate arrangements with OSA and MSU’s Office of Financial Aid. All students planning to use financial aid toward a study abroad program must indicate their intentions on the study abroad application. Non-MSU students should check with their home institution’s financial aid office.
Click for information about financial aid from MSU The Study Abroad Office
Additionally, MSU students may apply for scholarships (based exclusively on academic performance or based on a combination of academic performance and financial need) offered through the Office of Study Abroad. Requirements are listed in the application instructions. The deadline to apply for the scholarships is March 1st for summer programs. If the deadline should fall on a Saturday or Sunday, applications must be submitted the Friday prior to the deadline.
Thanks to a generous study abroad scholarship endowment by the MSU Federal Credit Union, more students will be able to participate in study abroad and reap the many academic, personal and professional benefits these experiences provide them.
In addition to the usual sources of financial aid, the College of Natural Science may provide scholarship support. Check with the Dean’s Office in the College of Natural Science for more information about scholarship eligibility.
For more information about scholarships – click here
Study Abroad: Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals: BEAM
-Nov 1st, 6-7pm
-Nov 9th, 6:30-7:30pm
Application deadline: Mar 1
Informational Flyer (PDF) ~ MSU Office of Study Abroad Site
For more information, please email Eli Strauss, Tracy Montgomery, and Zach Laubach