Office of International Programs

Cuba Costs: 2019/20

The fees, charges, and expenses shown are estimates only and subject to change.

Expense Expense Type Fall 
Program Fee* Billed by Brown $28556 $28556
Housing Fee (includes housing and partial board/breakfast and dinner)
Billed by Brown $4950 $4950
Brown Student Health Insurance** (waived if students demonstrate that they are covered by a comprehensive U.S.-based health insurance policy)  Billed by Brown $3846 (annual rate) $2234 (available only for students who are newly enrolled at Brown for the S20 semester)
Airfare (round-trip group flight from Miami to Havana)*** 


Billed by Brown $500 $500
Partial Board (lunches)
Direct Student Cost $600 $600
Airfare (round trip to Miami) Direct Student Cost varies varies
Baggage Fees**** Direct Student Cost varies varies
Personal (estimate varies according to individual spending habits)
Direct Student Cost $1000 $1000
Local Transport Direct Student Cost $300 $300
Books/Printing Direct Student Cost $100 $100
Immunizations and Medications (if applicable and not covered by insurance) Direct Student Cost n/a n/a
Internet/Communication Direct Student Cost $220 $220

*Program Fee: The program fee covers onsite tuition, related academic programming and program sponsored excursions. It also covers the onsite orientation program, emergency travel assistance, and the services of the onsite program staff. This program is an exchange program, and in order to facilitate cultural exchange and interaction, a portion of the program fee you pay supports exchange visitors to Brown from this site.

**Health Insurance: Students will be billed automatically for Brown Student Health Insurance, unless an online “Health Insurance Waiver Form” is completed by June 1st for Fall and Full year programs or January 1st for Spring programs. You will receive a Student Health Insurance Plan information packet, which will include instructions on how to waive the insurance online if you have other comparable insurance in place.

***Estimated group airfare (round-trip flight Miami to Havana) The group flight airfare is billed by Brown and is charged separately from the program fee. Please note that students may not be billed for the group flight until after the start of the program. 

****Baggage Fees: Baggage fees/rules may vary by airline. Once the flights have been booked, we encourage students to visit the airline website for the most up-to-date baggage fees/rules. 


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