Monteverde, Costa Rica

Open Campus Block

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Information for term Open Campus Block

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 24, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Sep 26 – Nov 5, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Nov 7 – Dec 17, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 3 – Feb 12, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Feb 14 – Mar 26, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Mar 28 – May 7, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Nov 5, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Sep 26 – Dec 17, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Dec 17, 2022 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 3 – Mar 26, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Feb 14 – May 7, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 3 – May 7, 2022 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Monteverde has been at the forefront of field study in environmental protection since the 1960s, when it began attracting scientists to marvel at its biodiversity. As a result, Monteverde is the ideal place to study ecology, conservation, sustainability, and agriculture, and explore ways to protect its future, live more sustainably, and educate others to do the same. And CIEE’s campus on the edge of cloud forest offers unparalleled opportunities for students to take full advantage of all that Monteverde offers. The 150-acre campus includes tropical forests and gardens full of wildlife, an organic vegetable garden, animal stables, plus modern classrooms, laboratories, and cozy accommodations. Classrooms are tucked in the forest, and the lessons are in the experience!

Come to Monteverde and customize your study abroad term on the Open Campus Block program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your courses from a wide range of subject areas. Stay in Monteverde the entire time or spend other blocks at our Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatán.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

Unique Experiences

  • Learn from Costa Rican farmers

    who maintain crops, improve their soils, and have high productivity with natural and climate-smart practices

  • Live in a rural mountain community

    surrounded by a tropical cloud forest and friendly Costa Ricans

  • See close up

    how alternative energy makes Costa Rica largely independent of fossil fuels

  • The historic moment when Costa Rica abolished its army, and became known as the “Switzerland of Central America”.

    1948
  • Literacy for Costa Rica is highest in Latin America

    98%
  • The year Costa Rica aspires to reach carbon neutrality

    2050

Location & Culture

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Located in northwestern Costa Rica, Monteverde lies along the continental divide at the crest of the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain chain, which is blanketed by a cool, wet cloud forest extending down into the Atlantic lowlands. The cloud forest provides a striking contrast to the deciduous forest on the Pacific side.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve was founded in 1972 to protect the entire ridge top above Monteverde and down into the Peñas Blancas Valley. As a result of its unique history and geography, Monteverde is a stunning home to exotic flora, fauna, and wildlife and sustainability projects including agriculture, energy production, water conservation, forest management, and biodiversity conservation.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Monteverde.

The Culture

Excursions & Activities

Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Monteverde’s history and natural beauty of the cloud forest. Excursions can include: 

  • Attend several all-day excursions natural destinations, such as National Parks or Reserves to experience Costa Rica’s biodiversity
  • Rise with the sun for birding tours or farm chores
  • Experience biodiversity after the sun goes down, with a guided night hike in the forest

Projects

  • Volunteering. Give back and create a deeper connection to Monteverde. Students have opportunities to volunteer at local environmental organizations, farms, schools, and more. As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, in-person volunteering will be offered.
  • Internships. Build new skills and intercultural competencies through the CIEE academic Internship, and become an active member of the Costa Rican professional environment.
  • Research. Pursue a research project of your own design, incorporating independent, local field work.
  • Service-learning projects. Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Students stay in the “bungalows” and “cabinas” of the CIEE campus, with en suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and porches lined with hammocks. Three simple, but hardy meals are served in the dining hall. The campus includes indoor and outdoor common areas for recreation and study and allows exclusive access to forest trails and gardens.

  • Meals

    All students receive three meals per day. Accommodations for vegan and vegetarian diets are available.

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE Sustainability Center

    where some classes are held

  • B

    Monteverde Biological Station

    where some classes and laboratories are held and where some students are housed

Academics

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Academics

Since 1989, CIEE Monteverde has been shaping the way field science, conservation, and sustainability is taught. Working closely with the local community, we maintain strong partnerships with Costa Rica’s biologists, conservationists, farmers, educators, engineers, and local families. In turn, students gain deep insight to the drivers and stakeholders of this sustainable and engaged community and their commitment to biodiversity protection. 

The Monteverde Open Campus Block Program offers courses in biology, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental engineering, sustainable agriculture, and environmental education, in English. Spanish language classes are also offered. There are no required courses and no prerequisites to participate, although upper-level courses will require previous coursework in related topics. Students enroll in one, two, or three six-week blocks, taking two courses during each block. This program gives students the flexibility to stay in Monteverde the entire time or spend other blocks at our Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Students can choose from a variety of disciplines within seven different tracks: Art and Architecture; Business; Communications, Journalism, and New Media; Global and Community Health; International Relations and Political Science; Language, Literature, and Culture; or STEM and Society.

Students have access to a range of complementary co-curricular, personal, and professional development activities. Throughout the program, students will explore connections between culture, conservation, and a more sustainable future. The goals of the curriculum are to promote cultural self-awareness, scientific and cultural literacy, and the ability to bridge cultural gaps. Through interactive activities and exercises, students are encouraged to consider issues of culture, identity, values, beliefs and assumptions. Ultimately, students develop discipline-specific competencies so they can effectively incorporate new experiences into their general understanding of the natural environment, as well as local human culture. 

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

  • Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.
  • Students studying for three blocks who enroll in at least one lab course will be required to opt out of one course to remain within the program credit range.

PROGRAM CREDIT

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

  • Language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • Lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 internship placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 90 service hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Each six-week course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture, norms, and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Lab courses have additional contact hours for laboratory-based learning. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation, active learning, and continuous assessment. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of the city when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends between blocks.

Class Format

Students take classes with other CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday with possible weekend work and excursions. Regular class attendance and participation is expected and required. Students play an active role in their own education. Group projects and interaction with fellow students and professors is expected. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online with our learning management system, Canvas. Some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of classroom participation, attendance, projects, and written and oral reports. Final grade will be composed of exams, papers, homework assignments, projects, attendance, and a final exam.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English and/or Spanish

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

Fall 2021 Term
Students may choose to study at only one  Open Campus Block per semester or opt for the reduced mobility combination. Students opting to study at CIEE Monteverde for three blocks will be on site for Blocks I and II, and for immigration purposes will study remotely for Block III. Health and safety conditions permitting, instruction will be live in the classroom for onsite students with some classes provided via hybrid and online learning. Contingency plans are in place to allow for program completion in the event of any academic disruption.

Course Notes

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations.
  • Use the Course Comparison Tools to compare classes offered across all Open Campus Block programs for each block:
  • Students studying for three blocks who wish to complete a lab course  will be required to opt out of one course to remain within the program credit range.
  • Many CIEE courses are available in multiple CIEE locations. To help ensure you are able to enroll in the courses you need, some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location. However, regardless of your location, you will apply what you learn from the instructor and course materials in your location. Hybrid courses can be identified in the course list as those whose course codes end in “CIEE” – open the syllabus to see the instruction location, if known.

Academic Projects

  • Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the Open Campus Block network either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience. 
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.  

Language Classes

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory Spanish language course will be instructed to take an online Spanish language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • Students may add the non-credit “Survival Spanish” course to their course load during the on-site orientation.

Spring 2022 CIEE Courses

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Spring Block I

Art and Architecture Track

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Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block II

Art and Architecture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block III

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring 2020 CIEE Courses

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Spring Block I

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

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Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block II

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

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Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block III

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

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Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

In blocks I and II, courses and formal activities end on the last Thursday of the block, and in block III, on the last Friday. Students are free to use the time between blocks as they choose, either remaining in their location or using the time for their own travel pursuits. Students changing locations must check into their new Open Campus Network center by the first Monday of the block for local orientation, with classes starting on the first Wednesday of each block. In all cases, students are provided with continuous accommodation, and should speak with CIEE staff for more details.

 

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Fees & Housing

Spring Block I 2022 6 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 3, 2022 Feb 12, 2022
$6,250
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,833 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $150

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $140

Personal expenses = $175

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,315

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Spring Blocks I, II 2022 12 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 3, 2022 Mar 26, 2022
$12,500
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $10,133 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,500

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $300

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $280

Personal expenses = $350

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,880

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Spring Blocks I, II, III 2022 18 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 3, 2022 May 7, 2022
$18,750
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $15,433 **

Housing = $2,850 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $18,750

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $450

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $420

Personal expenses = $525

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,445

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Spring Block II 2022 6 weeks Deadline Passed Feb 14, 2022 Mar 26, 2022
$6,250
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,833 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $150

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $140

Personal expenses = $175

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,315

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Spring Blocks II, III 2022 12 weeks Deadline Passed Feb 14, 2022 May 7, 2022
$12,500
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $10,133 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,500

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $300

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $280

Personal expenses = $350

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,880

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Spring Block III 2022 6 weeks Deadline Passed Mar 28, 2022 May 7, 2022
$6,250
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,833 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $150

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $140

Personal expenses = $175

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,315

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Fall Block I 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
$6,250
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $150

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $140

Personal expenses = $175

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,315

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US, if required

Fall Blocks I, II 2022 12 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
$12,500
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $10,106 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $12,500

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $300

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $280

Personal expenses = $350

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,880

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US, if required

Fall Blocks I, II, III 2022 18 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$18,750
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $15,406 **

Housing = $2,850 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $18,750

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $450

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $420

Personal expenses = $525

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,445

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US, if required

Fall Block II 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Sep 26, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
$6,250
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $150

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $140

Personal expenses = $175

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,315

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US, if required

Fall Blocks II, III 2022 12 weeks May 1, 2022 Sep 26, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$12,500
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $10,106 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $12,500

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $300

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $280

Personal expenses = $350

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,880

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US, if required

Fall Block III 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Nov 7, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$6,250
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $150

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $140

Personal expenses = $175

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,315

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes 3 meals per day

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US, if required

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
  • 1

    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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  • 2

    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

  • 3

    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.

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