ESTIMATE OF STUDENT EXPENSES FOR THE SPRING 2010
EXTENDED STUDY PROGRAM IN BEIJING

The following is an estimate of all student expenses beyond tuition. It is based on current information from Russia and on expense reports by members of the Fall 2004 Moscow Study Group. These figures have had 5% added for inflation and were calculated at an average exchange rate of 30 rubles to the dollar. The amounts given are for the group average (excluding the highest and lowest estimates) provided by students; the ranges for personal and travel spending are provided. You should not assume that these amounts will be sufficient without careful spending!

A) AMOUNT BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND TUITION

$ 2,595 Room and board in Moscow and Vladimir
      738 Room and partial board on field trips
        11 Medical Evacuation and Repatriation
+    140 Visa Fees
$3,484 TOTAL BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND TUITION

B) NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET LIVING EXPENSES

$  1,270 Approximate roundtrip airfare NYC-Moscow.  This figure is only an estimate; you may be able to find a lower fare.
     500 Food in addition to that provided by Colgate - group average
+    420 Necessary expenses - books, local transportation, daily living items, tickets for concerts, plays, museums, etc. - group average
$ 2, 194 TOTAL ESTIMATED NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET LIVING EXPENSES

C) PERSONAL EXPENSES

$   1,022 Personal spending: entertainment, gifts, etc. - group average (Range: $500 - $1,300)
+      757 Personal travel - group average (Range: $360 - $800)
$  1,779 TOTAL ESTIMATED PERSONAL EXPENSES - GROUP AVERAGE

TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION (A+B+C)

(A) $ 3,484 Amount billed by Colgate beyond tuition
(B+C) + 3,969 Total estimated out-of-pocket and personal expenses - group average
  $ 7,453 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION
  - 4,948 Minus on-campus room and board ($4,033) and on-campus expenses according to Student Aid Office ($915)
  $2,505 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND AN ON-CAMPUS SEMESTER INCLUDING THE AUGUST COMPONENT IN VLADIMIR

 INCREASES IN THE AID "PACKAGE" WILL BE BASED UPON THE ABOVE FIGURES.