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That is talking about the travel "while you are away from home." It doesn't really address the cost to get there and back.

I still find the language ambiguous. "While you are away from home" might start as soon as I pull out of my driveway to go to the airport and last until I pull back into the driveway upon my return. Or it might mean the mileage from where I am staying in the foreign country to where the school is.

I suppose I can take the $740 airfare to Costa Rica as a deduction and set aside some money to pay the tax and interest in case the IRS takes a look and agrees with my original assessment.

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