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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.

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 2016 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 2017 per credit hour (Until the 2018 rates are posted, the 2017 figures can be used as estimates.)

Virginia Resident

Non-Virginia Resident







Supplemental Program Fees for 2018

Location Program Program Date(s) Program Fee
Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina JMU in Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina International Considerations of Web Design & Development
Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria Modern Dreams, Modern Nightmares: Vienna and Berlin in the Twentieth Century
Vienna, Graz, Split, Sarajevo, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina Identity and Conflict in Austria, Croatia and Bosnia
Vienna, Austria Cross-Cultural Psychology in Vienna, Austria
San Salvador Island, Bahamas Geology and Ecology of the Bahamas (Spring Break)
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo (Sabah) Tropical Field Biology in Borneo
Montréal, Quebec, Canada The Arts and Culture of Montréal
Punta Leona, Costa Rica CISE Energy and Environmental Projects
San Jose, Costa Rica Nursing and Health Care in Costa Rica: An Interprofessional Perspective
Granada, Nicaragua and Liberia, Flamingo, Brasilito, Costa Rica Dynamics of Community in Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica Spanish Language Immersion in Costa Rica
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Global Engagement and Service-Learning in the Dominican Republic
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Honors Seminar: Global Studies (Spring Break)
Quito, San Cristobal Island, Ecuador, Galapagos Tropical Field Biology: Ecuador and the Galapagos
London, England The Age of Enlightenment in London
London, England JMU London Contemporary Dance and Performance Summer Intensive
London, England Honors: Victorian London - Charles Dickens, Jack the Ripper, and the Many Faces of Modernity
Chester, Durham, York, and Manchester, England JMU North of England Programme (NOEP)
York, England Linguistics UK
London, Normandy, Bayeux, Grandcamp Maisy and Paris, England, France Normandy Allies: England and France
Nice, France Language and Cultural Immersion in the French Riviera
Auvillar and Collioure, France Painting in Southern France
Paris, France JMU: Summer in Paris
Berlin, Germany JMU Internship in Germany
Saarbrücken , Germany Environmental and Energy Sustainability in Germany
Munich, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Germany, Poland Ethnic Identity and Conflict in Germany and Poland
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany European History of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Elmina, Ghana JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship
Samos, Paros, Delos, Santorini, Athens, Mycenae, Delphi, Greece, Turkey JMU in Ancient Greece
Dublin, Ireland JMU Internship in Ireland
Clonbur, Galway, Ireland Earth & Environmental Science in Ireland
Clonbur, Doolin, Portstewart , Ireland, N. Ireland Geology Field Course in Ireland
Dublin, Newry, Derry / Londonderry, Belfast, Ireland, Northern Ireland Cross-Cultural Experience in Northern Ireland
Dublin, Derry, Donegal, Galway, Ireland Ireland: Media, Culture and Society
Inch Island, Derry, Dublin, Belfast, Ireland, Northern Ireland Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland
Limerick, Dublin and Galway, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland Ireland and America: a Cross-Cultural Study of Identity
Dublin, Ireland Ireland Sports Medicine and Culture (Spring Break)
Bangor, UK, Galway, Ireland COB 204 in Europe
Reggio Calabria, Italy Summer in Reggio Calabria
Perugia, Florence, Italy Cross-Cultural Psychology in Perugia, Italy
Florence, Rome, Italy Michelangelo's Italy
Palermo, Sorrento, Rome, Italy Criminals and Saints: Justice and Pilgrimage in Southern Italy
Urbino, Italy Summer in Urbino Italy: Documenting a Community
Venice, Italy Arts and Culture in Venice
Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Himeji, Tokyo, Japan Second Year Japanese in Kyoto
Daegu, Seoul, Jeju Island, South Korea Study abroad in South Korea: Educational issues of North Korean refugee community
Split, Croatia; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Prishtina, Kosovo Post-Conflict Reconciliation in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo
Kappara, Gozo, Malta Environmental Advocacy & the Psychology of Change
Kappara, Malta Sustainability, Technology, and Education in Malta
Rabat, Morocco Intensive Arabic Summer Program in Morocco
Rabat, Morocco Cultural Explorations: Living and Learning in Morocco
Amsterdam, The Netherlands Dutch Design & Culture
Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, Palestine/Israel Palestine/Israel: Surmounting Adversity
Panama City, Cartagena , Panama, Colombia JMU Global Supply Chain in Panama and Colombia
Lisbon, Cascais, Portugal Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe
Moscow, Russia Russian in Moscow
Edinburgh, Scotland Computer Information Systems (CIS) in Europe
Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, South Africa Exploring Restorative Justice in South Africa
Barcelona, Spain Honors: Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain
Tarragona, Spain Health Care in Spain: A Cross-cultural Exploration of Illness and Wellness
Valencia, Spain JMU Internship in Spain
Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm and Malmo, Sweden A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Language Acquisition in Denmark and Sweden (Spring Break)
Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Stockholm, Sweden Exploring the Good Life in Scandinavia
Geneva, Brussels, The Hague, Paris, Harrisonburg, Washington D.C. , Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, US Legal Aspects of International Business
Prague, Czech Republic, Vienna, Austria, Munich, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland Public Relations in a European Context
Taipei City, Taiwan The History and Politics of East Asia
Multiple Areas, Tanzania East Africa Field School
Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha, Tanzania Engineering Innovation and Sustainability in Tanzania
Arusha, Mwanza, Shirati, Zanzibar, Tanzania International Health: A Tanzanian Perspective
Dougherty County (near Albany), Georgia, USA Archaeology of Native American and Spanish Encounters in Georgia
Los Angeles, California, USA JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry
New York, NY, USA NYC: Global Arts Capital (Spring Break)
New York, NY, USA JMU/SVA in New York
Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands Ecology of St. Croix

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