Learning Abroad Center

Affiliate Program Costs

Affiliate programs charge a program cost which is inclusive of the affiliate's program cost, University of Minnesota Advising, Placement, Academic and Administrative Costs (APAAC), and international travel, health, and security insurance. Based on these additional services and benefits, the overall program cost may be higher than the affiliate's published program cost.

How to Calculate the Total Program Cost

Affiliate Program Cost Chart
  1. Find your affiliate program cost by visiting your affiliate's fee website.
  2. Find your affiliate program on the charts below
  3. Add the APAAC amount to the affiliate's published program cost (available on the affiliate's website).
  4. Multiply the International Health Insurance rate by the number of months you will be abroad.
  5. Apply the fee reduction offered by your affiliate program, if applicable.

Advising, Placement, Academic and Administrative Costs (APAAC)

The APAAC covers:

  • Application processing
  • Advising services
  • Orientation
  • Course registration
  • Grade transfer and posting for resident credit
  • Program billing
  • Financial aid assistance, when applicable

Fee Reductions

The Learning Abroad Center works closely with a select portfolio of education abroad organizations, called affiliates, that provide learning abroad opportunities for University of Minnesota students. The Learning Abroad Center negotiates with the affiliates for a fee reduction whenever possible. All affiliate fee reductions are entirely passed on to students.

Summer 2022

Affiliate APAAC (Summer) International Insurance
cost per month
Fee Reduction
CET* $1,250 $48 $1,000**
ICLP $2,100 $48 Not applicable
IES $1,250 Included in the program fee Not applicable
IFSA $1,250 Included in the program fee $500 (irrespective of number of sessions)
ISEP $1,250 $48 Not applicable
School for Field Studies $1,250 $48 4-week: $300
6+weeks: $600
UM-Systems
(UMC, UMD, UMM, UMR)
Included in the program fee Included in the program fee Not applicable

Academic Year 2022–23

Affiliate APAAC (Year) International Insurance
cost per month
Fee Reduction
BSCP Included in the program fee $55 Not applicable
CET* $3,450 $55 $3,500**
Chinese Flagship Capstone Year $5,775 $55 Not applicable
IES $3,450 Included in the program fee $2,000
IFSA $3,450 Included in the program fee $2,500
ISEP $3,450 $55 Not applicable
UM-Systems
(UMC, UMD, UMM, UMR)
Included in the program fee Included in the program fee Not applicable

Fall 2022

Affiliate APAAC (Semester) International Insurance
cost per month
Fee Reduction
BSCP Included in the program fee $55 Not applicable
CET* $2,400 $55 $1,500**
IES $2,400 Included in the program fee $2,000
IFSA $2,400 Included in the program fee $2,500
ISEP $2,400 $55 Not applicable
School for Field Studies $2,400 $55 $3,000
UM-Systems
(UMC, UMD, UMM, UMR)
Included in the program fee Included in the program fee Not applicable

Spring 2023

Affiliate APAAC (Semester) International Insurance
cost per month
Fee Reduction
BSCP Included in the program fee $55 Not applicable
CET* $2,400 $55 $1,500**
IES $2,400 Included in the program fee $2,000
IFSA $2,400 Included in the program fee $2,500
ISEP $2,400 $55 Not applicable
School for Field Studies $2,400 $55 $3,000
UM-Systems
(UMC, UMD, UMM, UMR)
Included in the program fee Included in the program fee Not applicable

Winter Break, May, & Summer 2023

Affiliate APAAC (Summer) International Insurance
cost per month
Fee Reduction
CET* $1,350 $55 $1,000**
ICLP $2,200 $55 Not applicable
IES $1,350 Included in the program fee Not applicable
IFSA $1,350 Included in the program fee $500 (irrespective of number of sessions)
ISEP $1,350 $55 Not applicable
School for Field Studies $1,350 $55 4-week: $300
6+weeks: $600
UM-Systems
(UMC, UMD, UMM, UMR)
Included in the program fee Included in the program fee Not applicable

* Does not apply to Study Abroad in Jordan (CET Jordan) and Language Immersion in China (CET China-Beijing Summer). The total fees for these programs are listed on the Learning Abroad Center's website under the Fees tab and already include all fee reductions.

** CET offers an additional $500 fee reduction to continuing students (ex: adding a semester program to a summer program or a summer program to a semester program). The academic year fee reduction listed above already includes the continuing discount.