Costs and Program Elements

Bemidji State University will accommodate a NorthStar visiting scholar for $7,500 per semester ($15,000 for an entire academic year) and provide the following:

  • A fully furnished bedroom in an apartment, including most utilities
  • Office space, research facilities, Internet and campus intranet access
  • Semester-long seminars on the U.S. education system, culture and government
  • Access to selected university courses, the library and other campus facilities
  • A Bemidji State University faculty member as a mentor and facilitator
  • Sightseeing and field trips in Minnesota

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 $1,200/year)
  • Accommodation security deposit, if applicable (refundable)
  • English language instruction classes