As a student’s home institution awards credit for the experience, students generally pay to their home institution what they would normally pay to spend a semester or summer on their own campuses (tuition, plus room and board). Some schools allow their students to apply their entire financial aid package to off-campus programs others do not. The RSP negotiates with each school what percentage of tuition, room, and board it will pass on to the RSP. Each student needs to find out from his or her on-campus financial aid office how much financial aid will apply to a semester abroad.
While students are in Romania, their program fees cover instruction, room and board, in-country travel, books and other materials, IT support, translation help where needed, supervision, help with the challenges of daily life, and support in processing the cross-cultural experience.
Students applying to the RSP need to find out whether their university will give them credit for all of the courses they plan to take in Romania. The RSP Director will correspond with the relevant academic officers to clarify what courses students are signed up for and the number of credits they expect to receive, and to answer any questions about course content.
Students should check that their student insurance covers them while they are overseas, including coverage for emergency medical treatment and, if necessary, evacuation to the US in case of a serious medical emergency. Students are also responsible for the cost of a round-trip plane ticket to Romania.