Program Costs

The cost for your participation in the Florence Summer Institute will include the following items.

Charge Cost Notes
Airfare $1,800 (estimate)  Only applicable for students participating in the group flight.  Independent travelers will pay for their flight on their own.
Housing $1,300 Housing information.
Program Fee $800 Covers administrative fees, teaching materials, arrival taxis, and orientation.
International Health Insurance $80  
Tuition (6-7 credit hours) KSU Tuition Tuition rates will vary based on your tuition-guarantee cohort rate.  Please visit the Kent State Bursar's Office for the most up-to-date tuition rates for students who are not in a tuition guarantee and tuition rates for the tuition guarantee cohorts. Students are required to register for a minimum of 6 credit hours.
Estimated Total $3,980 + KSU Tution  


Here are a few things to keep in mind while you look over the program costs.

  • These estimated costs do not include food, text books, optional field trips/social activities, personal travel, and other incidentals.
  • These estimates are not guaranteed for future semesters.
  • Most Kent State University scholarships will apply to study abroad costs and federal financial aid will apply.  For non-KSU students, contact your university's financial aid office.
  • Please remember to apply early if you are planning to use for financial aid or loans.
  • You will be billed by the Kent State University Bursar for the items listed above (excluding airfare if you fly independently).  
  • Take in considering optional traveling around Europe when budgeting.