Global Internship Financial Information

Program fees and estimated additional costs for the Global Internship program are outlined below, as is information about scholarships that can be applied towards the program costs.


SMC Study Away Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified Temple students. The amount of the scholarships varies and is based on need and merit. The awards will range from $500-3,000 and the amount of the award is determined by SMC Study Away in consultation with Temple’s financial aid office. Awards will be given depending upon the amount of funds available. Please apply using the program application form.


In order to qualify for one of the scholarships above, you must:

  1. be enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student at Temple University at the time of application for a scholarship;
  2. have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average;
  3. enroll as a full-time student in the program;
  4. demonstrate financial need;
  5. be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.

Need assistance with your scholarship application essays?  Make an appointment with a tutor at the University Writing Center and have your essay draft reviewed to ensure you’re providing the best and most compelling essay possible.  Also, the Education Abroad Office occassionaly hosts Scholarship Writing Workshops, which you are encouraged to attend when applying for study abroad scholarships.

Additional Scholarships

A recent survey conducted by Diamond Edge Communications found that just 36% of students applied for scholarships for study away!  Don’t miss out on the opportunities that exist to help you fund these experiences!  The next set of scholarships are available to Temple University students and can be used for study away program expenses.

Student Profile

Karina Cheung funded the majority of her experience in Hong Kong during the Summer 2014 program through a variety of scholarships including an SMC Study Away Scholarship, the Gilman International Scholarship and the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Scholarship, which she discusses below in the video that aired during the award ceremony in September 2014.  You too to can apply for scholarships to support your plans to study away – see below for further information!


Temple University and SMC Scholarships

Outside Scholarships for Study Abroad (not eligible for domestic locations)

Global Internship/Location Specific Scholarships:

Other relevant scholarships:

Additional Financial Resources

Tuition and Fees

Per university policy, Temple students will be charged their home school tuition regardless of participation in a program offered through the School of Media and Communication. See the Bursar’s website to calculate your tuition rate.

Tuition for full-time students (6-7 credits):
PA state residents: $3,624* – $4,228*
Out-of-state residents: $5,526* – $6,447*

Graduate Tuition
PA state residents: $865 per credit hour*
Out-of-state residents: $1,163 per credit hour*

*Please note that the tuition rates listed above are simply an example of the applicable tuition rates for a student whose home school is the School of Media and Communication. All students are strongly encouraged to calculate their individual tuition rate.

Fees (for all students):

University Services Fee: $132
International Insurance Fee: $56 (International locations only)
Program fee:
  • All locations: $3,499

Housing and Meal Plan fee:

  • San Francisco**: $4,000
  • Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles**, Miami, New York City**, and Washington, DC.: $4,500
  • London and Paris: $5,500
**Meal plan not included for those locations noted, but fully equipped kitchen facilities provided

Estimated totals for billed expenses (for undergraduate SMC students):
San Francisco
PA state residents: $11,255 – $11,859
Out of state residents: $13,157 – $14,078

Barcelona & Hong Kong
PA state residents: $11,808-$12,412
Out of state residents: $13,710-$14,631

Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and Washington, DC.
PA state residents: $11,755 – $12,359
Out of state residents: $13,657 – $14,578

London & Paris
PA state residents: $12,808 – $13,412
Out of state residents: $14,710-$15,631

Included in the Tuition, Room & Board, and Program fee (varies by location):

Tuition & Fees

  • Two Media & Communication courses
  • Six-Seven credits from Temple University

Program Fee

  • Guaranteed internship in the industry of students choice and a company they approve
  • Resume, cover letter, and interview coaching
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Arrival orientation and welcome reception
  • Daily transportation to/from work
  • Organized weekend and evening activities*
    • City Tour
    • Dinner out on the town
    • Overnight trip(s)
    • Local cultural events
  • Professional Development
    • 1-on-1’s with Internship Coordinator
    • Networking Events
    • Speaker Series
    • Employability Workshops

*Specific details for the included organized weekend and evening activities, housing, meal plan, transportation passes, networking events and workshops can be found on the student life page.

Housing & Meal Plan: Room & Board for 8 Weeks

  • Housing for duration of program
    • Access to WI-FI
    • Gym
    • Safe and walkable location
    • Meal Plan – Breakfast and dinner, Monday – Friday (most locations)
    • 24/7 on-site staff and support:
      • Program Director
      • Resident Life Coordinator
      • Internship Coordinator

Other Estimated Costs

  • Passport, new: $120+
  • Passport, renewal: $85+
  • Tier 5 Visa (London only): $400
  • Meals, lunch and weekends: $80-$100 per week, will vary depending on style of living and location
  • Daily expenses: $1,500-$3,000, will vary depending on style of living
  • Cell phone, estimate: $50-$75
  • Roundtrip airfare/Amtrak from Philadelphia (estimated):
    • Boston: $100-$250
    • Barcelona: $800-$1,100
    • Chicago: $200-$400
    • Hong Kong: $1,100 – $1,400
    • London: $800 – $1,200
    • Los Angeles: $400
    • Miami:$300
    • New York City: $150
    • Paris: $800-$1,100
    • San Francisco: $500
    • Washington, DC: $150