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Most Memorable Moment

While studying in Japan, I also worked as a waiter at a restaurant. One thing that I will never forget is the fifth anniversary celebration that our restaurant had in early May. Everyone greeted me by name, called me over to their tables for brief conversations, and some even invited me to eat with them. It was that moment that I realized that I had fully become a part of that restaurant.

Nicholas Lang

Japanese and Economics
IAP Tokyo, Japan

Funding Study Abroad

IAP offers a wide range of program costs, so that there is a program for every budget. Sometimes studying abroad is no more expensive than studying on-campus. 

IAP encourages all students to do the following when planning to fund their study abroad experience:

IAP offers Funding Study Abroad Information Sessions each semester in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Aid. These sessions will be co-presented by an IAP staff member and a staff member from the Office of Student Financial Aid and will cover the following topics: the cost of studying abroad, program fees, financial aid, scholarships, and creative fundraising and saving strategies.

To see the current schedule, including dates and times, please visit the Events Calendar. If you are unable to attend the in person session, you can access the online version of the information session here and continue to look over the information found on this site.

Complete a FAFSA

You should complete a FAFSA even if you do not currently receive financial aid on campus.

You do not need to do anything extra on the FAFSA for studying abroad.  You complete it just as you would if you were staying on campus.

For more information on completing the FAFSA, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

IAP will notify the Office of Student Financial Aid that you are studying abroad & they will use the costs of attendance for your program abroad when calculating your aid for that term.

Research Programs

You can find cost estimates, as well as detailed information about each program, on the program page under the “Cost” tab.  You can find all available programs through the program search page.

The program fee is what you will be billed from the UW Bursar’s office. The Estimated Additional Expenses are what you will need to be prepared to pay out-of-pocket and are estimates for these expenses.

Fill out the Study Abroad Budget Worksheet

You should compare the cost of living and attending classes on-campus with the cost of your prospective study abroad program. The budget worksheet below can assist you with these calculations

Study Abroad Budget Worksheet

After you have the calculations come up with a strategy for funding your time abroad.


You will be billed for your program fee through the Bursar’s Office according to the billing schedule found on your program cost sheet. You will have access to the program cost sheet in your My Study Abroad account once you are accepted to the program.