The sample budget below provides estimates of various costs that students may incur abroad, in addition to the program fee. Students are responsible for these costs, which vary by country and according to students' needs. The following budget is based on a 12-16 week program, costs for the other program lengths should be adjusted accordingly. All items shown are in USD.


$1,000 - $1,500
  • Although Sage Corps does not cover students' flights, we can help find affordable flights through our partner travel portal.

Visas / Reciprocity Fees

  • No visa required for U.S. citizens for a business or as a tourist up to 90-days.

Local Transportation

$100 - $200


$850 - $1,000

  • 3-meals per day will be provided with the homestay accommodations.

Phone Service / Data Plans

$35 - $150

  • Please contact your local provider before departing for more information. Many students elect to purchase a SIM card for their smart phones once they arrive in-country.


Varies by student and country, but may include:

  • Travel
  • Laundry
  • Incidentals
  • Medical co-pay (if upfront fee is charged; reimbursement may occur upon return to the US)


$2,985 - $3,800