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GO Long Budgeting

The video below outlines some information to consider as you are budgeting for a GO Long program. 

The video reviews: 
  • GO Long Billing Process
    • Remember that each program has an online budget sheet
  • Building a budget
    • Cost of living - we suggest using numbeo to research cost of living in different cities
    • Exchange rates - we suggest using to track exchange rates
  • Budgeting and cost mitigation tips
  • Make a weekly budget and stick to it. 
  • There are apps that can help with this. 
  • Be sure to factor in transportation fees, meals, groceries, toiletries, etc. 
  • Check with your bank about international fees and withdraw fees and work them into your budget. 
  • Understand the cost of living in your host country.  
  • Keep track of shared travel expenses that you split with friends using an app like Splitwise. 
  • Even in the case that you aren’t splitting expenses, be sure to track what you spend! Hold yourself accountable!