Example budget – Shawneequa Callier

Internship – Itemized Budget of Expenses

Shawneequa Callier – 2002

Duration: 2 months

Type of Fee Cost in Geneva (Swiss Francs) Amount Required (AUD)

Plane Fare

 

$1980*

Transportation (Monthly bus pass)

70 CHF (35 CHF/ Month)

$80.40

Rent

1140 CHF (570 CHF/Month) *

$1308.91

Food

600 CHF (300 CHF/ Month) *

$688.90

Phone

30 CHF (15 CHF/Month)

$34.44

Travel and Health Insurance

 

$460.00

Immunization/Medications

 

Not Required

VISA Application

 

Not Required

Miscellaneous (laundry, alarm clock, personal expenses, etc.)

400 CHF (200 CHF/ Month)

$459.27

Total

 

$5,011.92

* Cosmo Travel located the least expensive flight offered in December. Economy prices during this season ranged from $1980 – 2600 AUD. Lauda Air provided the best offer.

* Foyer D’Etudiants St. Justin offers reasonable prices for decent accommodation. It is a ten-minute walk from the major train station and various bus lines to WHO. The kitchen facilities are significantly better for women. Other popular hostels will start at 750 CHF /month.

* This is based on a vegetarian diet and does not include cafeteria or restaurant dining. Meat products are very expensive in Geneva. The WHO provides a microwave.