International Internship programs vary in cost. The student’s fee depends on the location they are traveling to, the duration of the program, the number of paying participants, and provisions included in the program.
ISA program fee includes: academic credit; multi-day Bridging Cultures Program orientation; guaranteed housing – typically in a shared apartment, dorm, youth hostel, or homestay; health insurance; 24/7 onsite support; pre-departure services including assistance with immigration visas; airline tickets, orientation, flight advice and booking options; cell phone or sim card (minutes purchased at an additional cost); pre-paid public transport card (in Shanghai only – in Australia, New Zealand, and Chile this is an additional fee for the participant); option to add Mandarin lessons in Shanghai, or Spanish lessons in Chile (for an additional fee).
EUSA program fee includes: internship placement and support services, which includes coaching and trouble-shooting during the internship placement; individual telephone pre-placement meetings and online pre-departure orientation; mid-term review and final evaluation; eight weeks of housing in student residences; on-site program management and emergency support; on-site program and internship orientation; cultural exploration activities; third party liability insurance for each student.
Tuition fees are not included in the International Internship program fee.
Tuition Costs are not included in the International Internship program fee.
A full-time, undergraduate student may be eligible for a one-time Tuition Waiver to offset the charge for tuition credits earned in their summer, international internship. A Tuition Waiver must be completed and submitted to the Student Business Services office located in Bhathal Student Services building in order to be considered for the tuition waiver. The form can be found on Chapman's Tuition Waiver Request website.
Submitting the form does not guarantee approval for the Tuition Waiver form. Students must meet the eligibility requirements prescribed by the Student Business Services office, and the Business Office will determine their eligibility.
We encourage you to discuss with your dependent, well before departure, their finances, how to create a budget and the importance of adhering to it. Each international internship participant should bring money to cover personal living expenses such as travel and food, plus any other costs not included in the program fee. Expenses will vary depending on the student’s own standard of living and how much traveling, shopping, and dining out he or she does. The foreign currency exchange rate is also a factor to be considered.