Study Abroad Parents Information

For parents and families

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We understand that parents may be a little nervous about sending their students abroad to study. We hope to ease your anxiety by providing helpful information to address many of your questions. If you don't see the answer to your questions here, please contact Transylvania's study abroad office at 859-233-8124.

Financial Information

Student fees for matriculation in an approved semester study abroad program will be the same as Transylvania’s tuition and general fee. Charging home school tuition and fees makes it possible for financial aid and a portion of institutional aid to be portable. Moreover, students who study abroad receive academic credit towards their Transylvania degree and continue to receive assistance and support from the study abroad office, registrar, financial aid office, accounting office, library, faculty members and advisers, counseling services, and information technology services. Students who have Faculty/Staff, Tuition Exchange, and Sodexo employee benefits will not be charged home school tuition and fees, but rather will pay study abroad program fees directly to their study abroad program.

For approved GlobalTransy programs, students pay their regular Transylvania tuition (including general fee), plus standard room and board (if meals are included) and can continue existing payment plans. A student may use 100% of their awarded institutional, state & federal aid, loans, and outside scholarships. Students pay for other out-of-pocket expenses such as for passport and visa fees, travel to consulates, international airfare, local transportation, meals, independent travel and personal expenses.

For other program choices, Transylvania will pay an approved study abroad program a maximum of $12,000 of a student’s program fee. Students are responsible to pay their study abroad program for the balance of fees if the cost of their study abroad program exceeds the maximum amount allowed. Once approved to study abroad for a semester, a student may use 50% of their Transylvania aid, plus all federal and state aid, loans, and fees directly to their off-campus program. In addition, student are responsible for paying enrollment and housing deposits, if required by the program, and for other out-of-pocket expenses such as for passport and visa fees, travel to consulates, international airfare, local transportation, meals, independent travel and personal expenses.

If you have questions about billing or a payment plan, please contact Transylvania’s accounting office at 859-233-8150.

Insurance Information

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Medical Insurance

You must have insurance for medical care and accidents, including emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains. If you currently have medical insurance, confirm that it will provide coverage while your student is abroad. If you do not have medical insurance, or your coverage does not extend to being abroad, or you need additional insurance, you may purchase a short-term policy from one of the following companies:

International Student Identity Card

The ISIC (International Student Identity Card) only provides coverage for accidents, emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains. It does NOT cover general emergency room or doctor visits.

If your current or short-term policy does not provide coverage for emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains, you should purchase the ISIC from the Study Abroad Office at 421 N. Broadway, 2nd floor.

The ISIC card also provides discounts for travel, museums, and other tourist services.