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The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for UMass Lowell Exchange: Bordeaux, France - Intensive French Language & Culture.
 

Summer Budget Sheet for UMass Lowell Exchange: Bordeaux, France - Intensive French Language & Culture
Summer Budget Sheet for UMass Lowell Exchange: Bordeaux, France - Intensive French Language & Culture
Budget Item In-State External
UMass Lowell Study Abroad Fee *   $300.00 $300.00
Billed by UMass subtotal:  $300.00 $300.00
Total: $300.00 $300.00
Notes:
UMass Lowell Study Abroad Fee: $300; Charged to your SiS account during the term you go abroad

Costs/Inclusions: Note, all costs below, other than your travel/transportation and insurance you may purchase, are paid to the University of Bordeaux Montaigne directly by you as listed here. Amounts listed are subject to change by UBM DEFLE. Students should review the DEFLE website for updates to costs prior to submitting their registration forms.
  • Tuition/registration fee - 6 transfer credits from University of Bordeaux Montaigne; 650euro (paid via credit card at time of submitting enrollment forms. Do not complete enrollment forms until UMass Lowell has formally nominated you.)
  • Housing - 550euro for dorm (single ensuite w/kitchenette) paid via credit card after enrollment forms and registration fee are processed; 650euro for homestay (typically w/in 40min to campus via public tram). Homestay option requires you to wire the funds over to the family.Homestay includes 2 meals daily
  • Cultural activities - UML students are required to participate in the activities in order to earn the full 6cr. Attendance is taken. To participate, you pay in cash on-site the day of each activity. The activity may cost 0$-40$, averaging approximately 10euro for the day trips as you already would have purchased a tram pass for the month (view list of excursions)
  • Travel/Transportation: Note: Do not book any flights/transportation/hotels until consulting with the study abroad office
    • Round-trip airfare - it is recommended to purchase separately, to save costs, one, round-trip flight from the USA to Paris/Paris to USA and then one, round-trip flight Paris to Bordeaux/Bordeaux to Paris.
    • Personal transportation on-site - Tram pass for the month is approximately 30euro
    • Hotel if needed - in some instances students must book one night in a hotel either in Bordeaux or in Paris, depending on flight schedules and Move-in/Move-out times. Students should consult the study abroad office for recommendations or questions.
  • Meals - As noted above, homestay housing includes 2 meals/day. There is no meal plan for students who opt for dorm, however there are multiple options within walking distance around campus to purchase eat-in/take-away meals at a student-geared cost. The dorm rooms each have a kitchenette which has mini-fridge, stove-top cook-top and sink. Cooking utensils, and groceries are easily purchased at a nearby market. Students should plan for approximately 10euro/meal but of course this can be reduced or increased per personal choice/actions.
  • Laundry is available but at student's own cost

Scholarships:
-World Language & Cultures Department major award: https://uml.academicworks.com/
-Other Scholarships: https://www.uml.edu/international-programs/scholarships-financial-aid/
* Billed by UMass