2023/24 Cost Breakdown for ESSCA Paris (Summer)

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




ESSCA Programme Fee

GVSU tuition for 6 credits: $3,864


Program Fee:

1800 - 2800 Euro

($1,800 - $2,800 USD)



Program fee is paid to GVSU and includes: housing, fees and materials, some guided tours.

Program Fee is dependent on program and housing  selection.

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 $1.46 per day. This estimate reflects 28 days, but the actual number of days of the program may differ.

Additional Costs




Passport & Visa


Passport fee: $200. 



Paid to Airline Provider.


Included in Program Fee

Students will stay in double occupancy apartment.



On-site personal expenses. Costs for meals will largely depend on a person's spending habits. Students who prepare meals at home rather than eating out regularly may dramatically reduce the cost for meals. This estimate is based on approx. $130 per week.

Personal Expenses


On-site personal expenses associated with local transportation not provided by the program, laundry and other basic necessities. Based on $150 per week.


(Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)

$8,693 - $9,693*

$10,247 - $11,427 (estimate for out-of-state students who do not receive a tuition differential scholarship)

Out-of-state students who receive a GVSU tuition differential scholarship will be able to use that scholarship towards the cost of this program. Exception: International students will not have access to the tuition differential scholarship for use towards the cost of study abroad, however, they may still be eligible for the Study Abroad Grant.

Estimated costs are based on a rate of exchange of 1 Euro = 1.10 USD. Exchange rates fluctuate and may impact the estimates listed above. The rate listed here is the rate as of June 2023.

*Based on in-state, upper-division tuition rates for 6 credits.

**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 June 9, 2023