Costs and Program Elements

Bemidji State University will accommodate a NorthStar visiting scholar for $7,500 per semester ($17,000 for an entire calendar year) and provide the following:

  • A fully furnished bedroom in an apartment or house, including most utilities and kitchen supplies
  • Office space, research facilities, Internet and campus intranet access
  • Semester-long seminars on the U.S. education system, culture, regional history and government
  • Semester-long on campus, within community, and local cultural, social and outdoor activities
  • Access to selected university courses, the library, Gillette Wellness Center and other campus facilities
  • A Bemidji State University faculty member as a mentor and facilitator
  • Sightseeing and field trips in Minnesota
  • Airport pick up and drop off

The following costs are not included in the program fee:

  • Round-trip travel costs to Bemidji
  • Visa fees where applicable
  • Personal expenses and food
  • Health insurance (required; approximately $875/semester or $1,600/year)
  • Super fee (required; approximately $200/semester)
  • English Language Center instruction classes