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Going global often doesn’t cost as much as you think.
The following costs are encountered by the average Go Global student:
|Item||Abroad||At UBC’s Okanagan campus|
|Go Global fee||$415.00||$0|
|Airfare||$500 to 1,500||$0 to 1,500|
|Books and supplies||$1,000||$1,000|
|Room and board||$6,500||$6000|
|Passport/visa||$50 to 600||$0|
For students on exchange, they will be charged UBC tuition for 15 credits per term. Students studying abroad will pay tuition directly to their partner institution—amounts to be determined by that institution.
It’s also good to keep in mind that the cost of living in your host country may be less than living in Kelowna.
Here are some ways that UBC financially supports students on exchange:
Go Global participants remain registered at UBC, so in most cases you will remain eligible for UBC awards, including affiliation scholarships, faculty, or department-specific awards.
UBC offers a variety of awards to students going on exchange, to help make their experience more affordable. Most students receive the $1,000 Go Global award.
Outside of UBC, there are additional options, including:
Go Global exchange are able to maintain student loan eligibility.
You can start preparing your finances well before you go. A career advisor can help you sort through your options for part-time and summer work to find the right fit.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation