ESTIMATED FALL PROGRAM COSTS: FALL 2019 & SPRING 2020

This amount covers TCDC tuition for one term, fees and registration; round-trip travel from participants’ hometown to Arusha and back; Tanzania visa & residency permit; overseas insurance covering health, emergency and medical evacuation; and the estimated costs of housing, food, and local transportation. 

FALL 2019

Budget Categories Rate Period Frequency Cost (in U.S. dollars)  Notes
 I.  Tuition and Program Fees          
A. Tuition to Overseas Institution $3,312 semester 1 $927 Tuition fees  to TCDC
B. AC Administrative Fees $1,136 semester 1 $1,136 Admin fees to be remitted to AC
C. Language Partner Fees $300 semester 1 $300  
D. Excursions $600 semester 1 $600  
II.  International Travel, Visa, Insurance          
A. Airfare $3,000 semester 1 $3,000 Roundtrip ticket with open return, hometown - Washington, DC - Arusha.
B. Visa $100 semester 1 $100 NOT COVERED BY BOREN AWARD
C. Residency Permit $250 semester 1 $250 NOT COVERED BY BOREN AWARD
D.  Insurance $73 month 4 $292 Accident and sickness insurance provided by American Councils.  Includes medevac coverage.
III. Lodging          
A. Homestay $827 month 3.5 $2,895 Payment to host families: includes room and board, 2 meals on weekdays & 3 meals on weekends.
  TOTAL COST TO BE REMITTED TO AMERICAN COUNCILS $9,500  
 IV. Estimated Living Expenses         NB: Estimated living expenses are included for planning purposes only, and are not remitted to American Councils.
A. Local Transportation $60 month 4 $240  
B. Books and Supplies $30 semester 1 $30  
C. Meals $70 month 4 $280 Cost of extra food and water.
D. Internet and Mobile Phone $25 month 4 $100  
E. Checked Bags $100 trip 2 $200 The first checked bag is free; the estimated cost of each additional bag is $100 per trip.
  TOTAL ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $850  
  GRAND TOTAL $10,350  

 

SPRING 2020

Budget Categories Rate Period Frequency Cost (in U.S. dollars)  Notes
 I.  Program Fees          
A.  Tution to Overseas Institution $828 semester 1 $828 Tuition fees to TCDC
B. AC Administrative Fees $660 semester 1 $660 Admin fees to be remitted to AC
C. Language Partner Fees $280 semester 1 $280  
D. Internship Orientation Activities $150 semester 1 $150  
II.  International Travel, Visa, Insurance          
A. Insurance $73 month 4 $292 Accident and sickness insurance provided by American Councils.  Includes medevac coverage.
III. Lodging          
A. Homestay $827 month 4 $3,308 Homestay payments (includes room and board, 2 meals on weekdays & 3 meals on weekends). Independent housing costs around $500 per month and goes upward for a one bedroom apt. excluding cost of food.
  TOTAL COST TO BE REMITTED TO AMERICAN COUNCILS $5,518  
 IV. Estimated Living Expenses         NB: Estimated living expenses are included for planning purposes only, and are not remitted to American Councils.
A. Local Transportation $160 month 4 $640  
B. Books and Supplies $30 semester 1 $30  
C. Meals $150 month 4 $600 For students living in independent housing, cost of meal would be around $600 for 4 months.
D. Internet and Mobile Phone $25 month 4 $100  
  TOTAL ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $1,370  
  GRAND TOTAL $6,888