-Cost Breakdown for International Christian University (summer 2023)


This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your study abroad program. Students often pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships, grants, and alternative loans. The total amount listed as the Total Program Cost is the maximum amount of aid you can receive from GVSU. This estimated cost of attendance does not reflect the amount of aid you will qualify for, simply the cap on how much could be award to you.

Cost Billed to GVSU




IS 380 Course Fee


Paid to GVSU. The course fee for IS 380 is $28 per credit hour. Participants on this program will register for 6 credits of IS 380.

Chubb Health Insurance


The Chubb health insurance plan is mandatory for all study abroad students. The cost is $1.91 per day. This estimate reflects 45 days, but the actual number of days of the program may differ.

Additional Costs




ICU Fees


ICU fees include: application and screening fee, tuition, and visa application fee. Paid to ICU.

Passport & Visa


Passport fee: $160



Paid to Airline Provider.


Included in program fee above




On-site personal expenses. Costs for meals will largely depend on a person's spending habits. This cost is based on an estimated of $600 per month.

Personal Expenses


On-site personal expenses associated with local transportation not provided by the program, laundry and other basic necessities.


TOTAL PROGRAM COST: Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs

$6,484* (4 week summer program)


Estimated costs are based on a rate of exchange of 1JPY = 0.0072 USD. Exchange rates fluctuate and may impact the estimates listed above. The rate listed here is the rate as of June 2023.


*The cost of any study abroad program depends to a large extent on the participant’s personal spending habits and lifestyle. Personal travel, entertainment, gifts, souvenirs, and other types of personal spending are costs not reflected in the above estimates.

Page last modified February 19, 2024