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Section 3: Short-Term Programs

Tuition and fees for JMU Short-Term Abroad Programs include University tuition for a standard number of credit hours based on residency and a supplemental program fee. The basic formula: add the supplemental fee to the number of credits at the appropriate credit hour rate per the chart below. This combination of fees will cover enrollment in classes, housing, most or all meals, excursion lodging and transportation, admissions and entry fees, some or all books, and other program activities. Consult program directors for complete details.

*It is important to note that airfare to and from your destination is not included in the fees.

Tuition and fees for summer are established by the Board of Visitors in early spring for the upcoming summer term.

Tentative fees will be posted on or before December 1. Fees for Summer 2019 Short-Term Programs will be not be confirmed until mid-March after the enrollment and course registration processes for summer classes is complete. The fees will be added to each student participant's account by mid-April.  Individual supplemental program fees are projected on the basis of the following:

  • estimated costs for accommodations, meals, admissions, and transportation
  • currency exchange rates
  • the total number of students enrolled.

A limited amount of financial aid and scholarships based on merit, need, and other criteria are available to JMU students.  Also see:  Summer Financial Aid Information.

Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be deferred to other study abroad programs.

Basic formula: Add the supplemental program fee to the cost of tuition per credit hour. 

Tuition for 2018 per credit hour (Until the 2019 rates are posted, the 2018 figures can be used as estimates for Summer 2019 programs posted in August.)

Virginia Resident

Non-Virginia Resident







Supplemental Program Fees for 2019

Program Program Date(s) Program Fee
JMU in Argentina
JMU Internship in Australia (Kinesiology, Sport & Rec. Management, Hospitality Management)
Sustainable Design and Planning in Australia
Modern Dreams, Modern Nightmares: Vienna and Berlin in the Twentieth Century
Identity and Conflict in Austria, Croatia and Bosnia
Cross-Cultural Psychology in Vienna, Austria
Geology and Ecology of the Bahamas (Spring Break)
Southeast Asian Field Biology
The Arts and Culture of Montréal
Global Business Analytics in China
China in the 21st Century
Place-based Education and Critical Inquiry in Costa Rica
Nursing and Health Care in Costa Rica: An Interprofessional Perspective
Global Nutrition - A Costa Rican Experience
Global Engagement and Service-Learning in the Dominican Republic
Honors Seminar: Dominican Republic
CS Rigidity Theory in the UK
Honors: Modernism from a British Perspective
The London of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I
The Age of Enlightenment in London
Organizational Communication Culture in the UK
JMU North of England Programme (NOEP)
Linguistics UK
Language and Cultural Immersion in the French Riviera
Painting in Southern France
HM 498 - Study of French Food and Wine
Food and Culture of France
JMU Internship in Germany
The Exploration of Migration and Culture in Germany
CIS in Europe
Environmental and Energy Sustainability in Germany
Cross-Cultural Mindfulness for School-Based or Child and Adolescent Wellness Providers
JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship
JMU in Ancient Greece
Environmental Exploration in Guatemala
Tropical Mammalogy in South India
JMU Internship in Ireland
Geology Field Course in Ireland
COB 204 in Europe
Ireland: Media, Culture and Society
Cross-Cultural Field Experience in Northern Ireland
Ireland and America: a Cross-Cultural Study of Identity
Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland
Culture, Community, and Environment in Ireland
Psychological Examination of the Holocaust: Israel
Summer in Reggio Calabria
Cross-Cultural Psychology in Perugia, Italy
Michelangelo's Italy
Summer in Urbino Italy: Documenting a Community
Arts and Culture in Venice
Cross-Cultural Study in Japan
The Art and Culture of Japan
Second Year Japanese in Kyoto
Kpop, Politics, and Education: Multiple Approaches to Build Peace in Korean Peninsula
International and Sport Public Relations in Korea
Environmental Advocacy & the Psychology of Change
Dutch Art, Design & Culture
JMU Internship in New Zealand
Palestine/Israel: Surmounting Adversity
JMU Global Supply Chain in Panama and Colombia
Tropical Ecology and Forest Restoration in Panama (Spring Break)
Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe
Travel, Tourism, and Aviation in Romania
Exploring Arts, Healing, and Health in Russia
Russian in Moscow
Interprofessional Field Study of US and Rwandan Services to At Risk Infants
Rwanda: Combating Gender Inequality in Youth Through Recreation and Sport Education/Coaching
Career and Life Planning in South Africa
Honors: Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain
Visual Communication and Cultural Diversity in Spain
JMU Internship in Spain
A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Denmark and Sweden (Spring Break)
Scandinavian Design and Participatory Practice
Legal Aspects of International Business
The History and Politics of East Asia
East Africa Field School
Engineering Innovation and Sustainability in Tanzania
International Health: A Tanzanian Perspective
Health Sciences Practicum in Thailand
Strategic Communications in Trinidad and Tobago
Archaeology of Native American and Spanish Encounters in Georgia
JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry
NYC: Global Arts Capital (Spring Break)
JMU/SVA in New York
Ecology of St. Croix

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