*** Please note: The below costs are from the 2022 program and are an approximation subject to change. ***


Estimated Costs:


Costs billed to your student account
Undergraduates: Costs billed to your account


Program Fee (covers 6 credits tuition, lodging, transportation in Borneo, group meals during program, and all entrance fees)


OSU GO Application Fee


OSU GO Faculty-Led Program Fee


COF Admin Fee


Mandatory OSU Accident & Sickness Insurance


OSU Student Health Travel Clinic Consult

Estimated personal expenses
Graduate students: Estimated personal expenses


International Airfare


Meals not provided by program, PCR testing in Malaysia, recreation, personal expenses (phone/internet charges, toiletries, etc.)


Immunizations (varies per person and based on insurance)


Recommended: Cancellation For Any Reason (CFAR) supplemental insurance (cost varies)


Total Estimated Program Cost


Important passport information:

If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest that you go ahead and apply for your passport now. Both first time applicants and passport renewals can be subject to extensive delays, so we strongly suggest applying today. While it might seem premature to apply before you are accepted to your program, remember that USA adult passports are valid for 10 years so if you see yourself traveling in the future, it is worth it to apply now! 

If this is your first passport, you will have to apply in person, so keep that in mind. If you already have a passport but it has expired, you will receive a new passport number when you renew your passport. It’s best to start this process early as well because you will need the new passport number to book flights and more. Passport acquisition is an additional cost not shown in the above estimates!  

If you do not already have a passport and are getting your first time passport, the College of Forestry has scholarship funds to support you. For more information, see our First-time Passport Funding section!


Scholarship Information: 

College of Forestry Students:

Please look over the Dean's Investment Fund Awards for International Engagement and apply for funding through the Dean's Awards for this program. You can also check out other scholarships on our Funding your International Experience page. 


All OSU Students:

Students can check out other university-wide funding opportunities on our Funding your International Experience page and are encouraged to apply for academic scholarships in your department. Ask your advisor for more information. Credit-bearing international programs are also eligible for coverage under FAFSA financial aid. 

Internship Participants:

If you are interested in interning in Borneo and your stay in-country will last longer than four weeks, consider the Gilman Scholarship (due in early March; applicants must also be receiving a Pell Grant) and OSU GO Education Abroad Scholarships.


For more details about this program, please visit the Program Leaders page and email with questions.