Costs

Study Abroad in Bhutan: Costs

Breakdown of costs

Naropa tuition for spring 2017: $15,500

Student fees for spring 2017: $3,450

Student fees cover:

  • Airfare from Bangkok, Thailand to Bhutan;
  • Travel insurance;
  • All housing and meals while in Bhutan (students staying in a self-catering hostel will be given a weekly stipend);
  • Most transportation within Bhutan;
  • Most educational materials.

Personal expenses not included in Naropa bill: 

  • Cost of airfare from the Los Angeles to Bangkok;
  • Passport fee (and costs incurred obtaining this document);
  • Snacks;
  • Books;
  • Immunizations;
  • Health insurance (students will be required to show proof of health insurance prior to departure);
  • Personal expenses.

Deposit

Admitted students will be asked to pay a $500 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks of admission to secure a spot in this program.

How to pay the bill?

Students will be charged full-time Naropa tuition plus the student fee of $3,450. Both will appear on the student bill and be paid directly to Naropa. Naropa students may use institutional aid such as grants and scholarships, as well as state and federal financial aid.

Visiting students should check with the financial aid office at their home institution to see what aid may apply to Naropa's Bhutan study abroad program.

Special note to Naropa students: It is your responsibility to meet with Student Affairs for a bus pass and/or health insurance waiver. If you do not do this you will be charged for a bus pass and student health insurance.

Scholarships

Need-based scholarships may be available for the spring 2017 Bhutan Study Abroad program. To be considered for eligibility, Naropa students will need to submit a 2016-17 FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov). Non-Naropa students will need to add Naropa (Naropa’s title IV code is 014652) to the FAFSA and submit a copy of your home school’s award letter to Naropa’s Study Abroad Administrator.  Students who wish to be considered for this need-based scholarship should send an email of request to finaid@naropa.edu.

To learn more about general study abroad scholarships available, please visit the study abroad scholarship page.