ACM has announced that prices for most consortial off-campus study programs will be significantly reduced for the 2018-19 academic year, making study away accessible for more students.
Reductions will be in the educational cost, or tuition, which covers everything related to the academic curriculum of each program. For students at the 14 ACM member institutions, the educational cost for nine semester-length ACM programs will be set at $10,000.
“Study away is transformative for each student. It provides vital preparation for a student’s career and for meaningful engagement as an educated adult in an interconnected world,” said ACM President Christopher Welna. “This price reduction for most ACM programs is a step by the ACM colleges to work together to make these high-quality experiences accessible to more of their students.”
Compared to 2017-18, price reductions averaging about 20 percent will take effect for a semester on ACM international programs in Costa Rica, Italy, the United Kingdom, India, China, and Botswana, and on domestic programs in Chicago. New pricing will apply to quarter/trimester schedule options at those sites as well as semester-length programs.
Along with all of the students’ courses, independent projects, and internships, the educational cost for each program also includes a variety of program-led site visits, course-related travel, community engagement opportunities, guest speakers, and other activities. An additional program fee, which covers expenses such as housing, varies depending on the living arrangements and cost-of-living at each program location.
Grounded in the liberal arts perspective, ACM off-campus study programs provide students with opportunities for independent study, hands-on research, and internship/practicum experience, as well as cultural immersion at the program location.