Global Internship Finances

Tuition and Fees
Scholarships and Financial Aid

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

Scholarships and Financial Aid


A comprehensive guide to scholarships and other financial resources is available here.