At Duquesne we strive to make study abroad opportunities affordable and accessible to all students.  When planning a study abroad experience, it is important that you speak to your our study abroad advisor to understand the costs of study abroad.  

Keep in mind that there will be some additional costs that you will pay to take advantage of this experience, but there are several scholarship opportunities available to make this experience possible for you.

Emergency Assistance Coverage (CISI)

All students studying abroad are required to purchase Cultural Insurance International (CISI) Emergency Assistance coverage. The University engages this on behalf of all students and will bill you at the rate of $50 per month for any semester abroad, student teaching abroad programs, and for all short-term programs (6 weeks or less).

CISI coverage provides minimal health insurance as well as emergency assistance services facilitating a medical situation in a foreign hospital (e.g., translation services, vetting a hospital for quality of service, communicating to family, etc.); a medical transportation service providing evacuation and repatriation (costs covered here); and travel assistance for family to join a hospitalized student.

Housing and Meals, Airfare, Personal and Travel Expenses

Students in all semester study abroad programs pay for their own airfare, in some instances group flights will be offered. Housing and meal expenses will vary widely depending on the program (see “estimated costs” section on each of the program summaries in our DuqAbroad Portal.

Special Petition Programs

If you are petitioning to attend a program not currently included in the approved list, you must consult with the Center for Global Engagement to determine pre-approval. The Study Abroad Advisor can assist you with this discussion and prepare you for this process.

Tuition waivers, tuition exchange or special discounts

In accordance with University policy, students who are attending Duquesne University with tuition waivers (Duquesne employees and members of their families), tuition exchanges (through the Commission on Independent Colleges , the Tuition Exchange, or similar organizations), or special discounts must pay the costs of their selected program of study abroad, including tuition and airfare.

Students will be billed for regular Duquesne University tuition. If a student studies with an outside approved program their Duquesne University tuition will be adjusted to reflect the exact tuition cost of the external program.

Since tuition remission and tuition exchange will not apply during the semester or summer abroad, the student may consider applying for other types of external scholarships and financial aid. Special discounts that are applicable during the fall and spring semesters, are not applicable for Maymesters or Faculty-Led Summer Abroad programs.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.

Note: Duquesne University’s Duquesne in Rome program in the fall and spring semesters is an exception to the above and honors all tuition waivers, scholarships and discounts. This does not include special summer programming.

Cancellation Policy

In the event a student cancels their participation in a study abroad program after submitting their deposit for the program and requests a refund, this request is reviewed by the Center for Global Engagement and the Office of the Provost.  Refunds are not guaranteed, and the amount that is eligible to be refunded will vary by the program and the date of cancellation.  Students may be ineligible to receive a refund for certain nonrefundable costs associated with enrolling in a study abroad program such as airfare*, costs related to housing, and other programming costs.  

*Once a nonrefundable airline ticket has been purchased in a student’s name, that ticket becomes the property of the student and the university is not able to offer any refund for the cost of the ticket.  However, students may contact the issuing airline to request a voucher for the value of their ticket for future travel.