Study Abroad



The courses offered in the summer study abroad program will be priced at the standard, affordable Akron Law rate of roughly $712 per credit hour ($4,275 for 6 credits/$2,136 for 3 credits). Students who are not residents of Ohio will be charged an additional tuition surcharge of $50 for the semester. Naturally, this rate is subject to periodic adjustment as determined by the University’s Board of Trustees. In addition, the fees will consist of a $500 program fee to cover some extracurricular activities and other program-related costs.

A non-refundable seat deposit of $200 will be due on May 15, 2019 to guarantee enrollment if you are accepted into the program. This amount will be credited toward the cost of tuition. Exact deadlines for final tuition payment may vary based on course registration dates. Information will be posted during Spring Semester with details on course registration process, enrollment, tuition, etc.


The total cost of participating in our innovative Asia study abroad program is outlined below. Naturally, the estimated costs will vary depending on the prevailing exchange rates as well as your own personal preferences. For example, if you would like to save money on housing costs, it is possible to reduce the estimated cost of housing by 50% if you were to stay in local hostels. The anticipated costs are as follows:

Tuition: $4,275 (6 credits)
Program fee: $500
Airfare to Japan/South Korea: $1,500-$2,000
Total housing costs: $1,100-$1,600
Food: $850 for program (about $30 per day)
Local transportation: $500
Personal expenses: (varies according to person)
TOTAL COST: $8,725-$9,725 (for 6 credits)


Akron Law students interested in learning more about financial aid options for this study abroad program should contact Kathryn Vasko in the University's Office of Financial Aid. Phone: 330-972-6473; Email: She can explain personalized options for using any leftover aid from spring to apply to summer, or using aid in advance for the following school year. She can also give you an idea of what will be required and when.

Students from other schools will pursue financial aid through the Financial Aid Offices of their home institutions by procuring a “consortium agreement” and submitting it to Kathryn Vasko (contact information above).

Limited assistance in the form of scholarships is available. Based on the availability of funds, we anticipate that scholarship awards will range from $500-$2,000. Scholarship awards will be made based on the application submitted. Students are encouraged to seek out additional scholarship assistance from private sources. Study abroad scholarships focusing on Japan and South Korea do exist.