1.伊扬娜和亚伯拉罕（Iyanna and Abraham，2011）在他们的杂志中阐述了各大洲主要大学的学生的生活成本。他们包括美国，澳大利亚，英国，加拿大，新西兰，马来西亚和阿拉伯联合酋长国的研究。他们把成本分成两部分，包括生活费用，包括大学的所有费用和学费，从而给学生最好的成本估算。
The data to be gathered to formulate a cost estimate report is quite complex, as different service providers have different margins and service requests. Thus, this data has been collected keeping in mind the academic purpose of the course and not to be compared with any lavish outing or a holiday. The data has some basic services costs which are taken from various sources. The international tuition fees in Sydney resembles the full cost for students which includes everything (Iyanna and Abraham, 2011).
The data collected was in a definitive manner, since the course is for 3 days and different services charge different rates for their services depending on the length and quality of the event. The data was collected from the following sources as under:
1. Iyanna and Abraham (2011) in their journal elaborates the cost of living for students in major universities across continents. They have included America, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, and United Arab Emirates in their research. They divided the cost into two parts, as cost of living which includes everything and the tuition fees of the university, thereby giving the best estimate of the cost to the student.
2. Various websites which provides detailed information about the cost of living and the tuition fees. The following websites were referred in determining a definitive cost estimate:
Sydney.edu.au, International.unsw.edu.au, Health.gov.au, and other published university and travel operator’s promotion campaigns.
3. Besides, the actual fees for the hostels were derived by going through some of the hostel websites like hostelz.com, and australianexplorer.hb-247.com. These gave a near to accurate figures of the accommodation type and rates to be quoted.