Estimated Expenses (2017)
IMES invoices each school or seminary for the full cost of the Middle East Immersion program (Tuition + Room & Board) which in turn bills students according to its established policies and procedures. Additional costs are the responsibility of the individual student as they arise.
The following breakdown will help the student adequately prepare for her/his time in Lebanon. But as a reminder, each academic institution has its own tuition costs associated with practicum and practical ministry placements. Likely additional expenses include travel, meals, special events, entertainment and shopping. Some students choose to raise money through their local church or support network to fund the trip.
Institutional Expenses: *
|MEI Tuition (12 credits)||
|Field Education Fees||$300|
|ABTS Room & Board||
|Shared Room (6 weeks)||$700|
|Meals during MEC (9 meals)||$110|
* Invoiced to the student’s institution which in turn bills the student
Additional Expenses: **
|Travel Costs within Lebanon||$120-$420|
|Airfare to/from Lebanon||$1500-1800|
|Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
||$7 / Breakfast – $10 / Lunch – $10 Dinner Per Meal|
|Optional & Miscellaneous Expenses||
**These costs are the individual responsibility of the student
 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are purchased as needed. Individual meal vouchers are available at ABTS reception.
 Cost varies according to mode of transportation used.
 Airfare rates will of course vary dependent upon airline, date of travel, etc.
 Limited internet access is available free of charge in the ABTS Library or Computer Lab. Full internet access in room is available for purchase at ABTS reception: $3/1 hour; $6/3 hours; $15/10 hours.
 Purchasing a local/international SIM card is highly recommended.