Madrid, Spain

Liberal Arts

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Information for term Liberal Arts

Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 22 – Dec 21, 2019 (17 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 16 – May 30, 2020 (19 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 22, 2019 – May 30, 2020 (40 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Come to Madrid and take your advanced Spanish language skills to the next level in one of the world’s most energetic, artistic, and cosmopolitan cities. Ideal for students majoring in humanities, social sciences, journalism, psychology, linguistics, or communications and/or those who want to gain real-world work experience with an internship at a Spanish company. Students take classes at CIEE’s prestigious partner school, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and at the CIEE Global Institute - Madrid and agree to speak only Spanish to facilitate language and cultural immersion. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Perfect your spoken Spanish

    with conversation exchanges and organized activities with the Spanish Student Network.

  • Add relevant work experience

    to your resume with an internship that aligns with your major.

  • Take advantage of a host of opportunities

    for maximum immersion, from tutoring to personal workshops, to campus activities.

  • world-class art museums within steps of each other

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  • minutes - longest you’ll walk to find green space

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  • residents

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Location & Culture

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Madrid’s influence in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and arts make it an important international metropolis, and a major hub in southern Europe. Spain’s capital city is also its largest, with a historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, and world-renowned art museums. A huge variety of tapas bars, dance shows, concerts, outdoor parks, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema make it a lively place to live and learn.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore beyond Madrid with three-day trips to Toledo, the Natural Park of Hoces de Duratón, the Monastery of El Escorial, the Roman architecture of the city of Segovia, or the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alcalá de Henares.
  • Visit Sevilla, Barcelona, Granada, Bilbao, the Canary Islands, or Morocco during an unforgettable weekend excursion.
  • Soak up Spanish culture with museum visits, dance classes, urban art and graffiti tours, and neighborhood visits.
  • Savor down-time with Spanish students while you rock climb, play basketball, hike, kayak, swim, or catch a theater, dance, or music performance.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. We’re ready to help you help kids, teens, and disabled people in Madrid, through schools, associations, and outreach programs.

Peer-to-peer language support. Practice your Spanish skills and make a new friend with our language exchange program.   

Tutoring. The CIEE Global Institute is the place to get help with Spanish, check your language course assignments, and more.

Internships. Earn credit and beef-up your resume with international experience in publishing, medical care, or supporting an NGO – there are plenty of options.

Personal workshops. Learn about issues like culture shock, LGBTQ life in Madrid, cooking, stress management, job interview skills, and more.

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay. Students can live with Spanish families – a great way to absorb maximum language and culture, and create lasting friendships. Each student has a private bedroom and shared kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities.

    Shared apartments. Students can live with other CIEE students and a Spanish student with apartments that have single or double rooms. Utilities, cleaning, laundry facilities, and Internet access are included.

    Commuting. Host homes and housing are all in central Madrid with a 40 to 60-minute commute to campus, and a shorter commute to the CIEE Global Institute. Year-long students Students can opt to live in independently-found apartments during second semester, provided they have Spanish-speaking roommates. Students are responsible for finding, leasing, and managing apartments, and need prior approval from CIEE.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Hosts provided breakfast plus another meal per day. Students can purchase the rest of their meals on or nearby campus.
    Apartments: Meals are not included. Students prepare meals in their apartments, or purchase affordable meals on or off campus.

Madrid, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE Global Institute

    Madrid

  • B

    UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID (UC3M), GETAFE

    This campus is a 45-minute commute from central Madrid.

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    Getting Around

    Students walk or use public transportation.

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What you need to know

The program details

The Liberal Arts program is designed for students with advanced Spanish language skills – five semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent -- who want to immerse themselves in Spanish university life and add a for-credit internship to their academic experience. Choose from CIEE elective courses and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) courses in humanities, social sciences, journalism, psychology, linguistics, or communications

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) was established in 1989 and is recognized as Spain’s most prestigious institution of higher education. It follows a U.S. academic calendar and has one of the highest percentages of full-time and tenured female faculty in Spain. Students take classes on the Leganés campus which is 30-40 minutes south of downtown Madrid via efficient and modern public transit.

CIEE Madrid courses are offered at the CIEE Global Institute – Madrid, which is located near the Puerta del Sol – a well-known public square in the center of the city.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    University courses meet twice a week and classes are scheduled every day, Monday through Friday. Instruction includes lectures and practice groups. UC3M: Class size: 15-60 students. Class make-up: Students take classes with other American students in the Estudios Hispánicos Department (CEH) and can enroll directly in regular university courses and seminars with Spanish and international students.

  • GRADING

    Students are graded on midterm and final examinations, class participation, and attendance. Some university classes may also require term papers, group projects, or class presentations. Others may have just one oral or written final exam. Most exams consist of written essays. Professors assign numerical grades based on a 10-point scale, which CIEE converts to recommended U.S. letter grade equivalents.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students should expect to maintain an active academic schedule that includes a variety of structured extracurricular activities with Spanish students from the university. Class attendance is mandatory and coursework and exams are to be completed as assigned, on schedule. When choosing university courses, note that Spanish students begin to study one area right away; they do not take general or core courses. CIEE students should not enroll in upper level direct enrollment courses for subjects not previously studied in college. UC3M students choose some courses from the Estudios Hispánicos, which offers regular university departments and CIEE courses. Estudios Hispánicos and regular university courses run from early September until early December in fall, and from late January to late April or May in spring. Special humanities seminars are taught for 10 to 30 hours throughout the semester.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    5 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15-18 semester credits
  • Total credit, year: 30-36 semester credits
  • Course credit:
    • CIEE courses: 3 semester credits, 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted
    • UC3M / UC3M CEH courses: 4 semester credits, unless otherwise noted

Program Course Requirements:

All students must take a minimum of 4 courses, for 15-18 semester credits, including:

  • 1 required Spanish language course at UC3M CEH
    • Bilingual or heritage students may be exempt and can substitute the language course requirement for another university course. Academic year students are not required to take Spanish during their second semester if they complete Advanced Spanish during their first semester, and instead may substitute with a host university course.
  • At least 1 host university elective course in Spanish, at UC3M / UC3M CEH
  • 2-3 elective courses in Spanish chosen between the host university and CIEE

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.

SPRING 2020 COURSES

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CIEE COURSES

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID COURSES

REQUIRED LANGUAGE COURSES (AT UC3M ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS; UC3M CEH):

Students are required to enroll in one of the following Spanish language courses during their first semester of participation in the program. Students who place at the near-native or heritage-speaker level during the on-site placement test will be exempt from this language course requirement with home school approval.

Spanish Language: Advanced / Spanish Language:  Upper Advanced
These courses are aimed at students who have completed advanced grammar at the college level but do not have native oral fluency. Special attention is paid to grammar and vocabulary, in addition to notions, functions, and uses of the language in real speaking situations. Classroom instruction includes film viewing and participatory exercises.

Spanish Language: Upper Intermediate 
This course is designed for students who cannot demonstrate advanced grammatical knowledge of Spanish on the placement exam. Through an emphasis on writing, combined with a grammar review, students are expected to acquire functional and useful language skills for daily practice.

Spanish Language: Proficiency
This course is for those students with a proficient Spanish level who wish to deepen their language skills, focusing on conversation skills through the work in a variety of situations. Students will acquire new communication strategies while examining the sociocultural and sociolinguistic aspects of the language. 

ELECTIVE COURSES

ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS (UC3M CEH):

The following list is a representative sampling of courses available. Not all courses are offered each semester. The final list of courses will be available on the university’s CEH website upon arrival in Madrid.

  • Historia del Arte Español
  • Cine Español
  • Economía Española y Europea
  • El Terrorismo y Sus Víctimas: Un Desafío Global Desde 11-S
  • Energías Renovables en España
  • Español Coloquial
  • Español para Hispanounidenses
  • Estudios Culturales
  • Historia de España
  • Historia del Presente: España de Hoy
  • Instituciones Españolas y Europeas
  • La Mujer en la Ciencia y la Tecnología
  • Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)
  • Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)
  • La España Literaria de Cervantes (Siglos XVI – XVII)
  • Religión y Sociedad en España
  • Sociología del Sistema Educativo Español
  • Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español

UC3M COURSES (taught in the Getafe campus)

Students may enroll in courses taught in Spanish in the departments listed below. Please visit the University website for more information.

  • Art History
  • Business Administration
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Employment and Labor Relations
  • Film, Television and Media Studies
  • Finance and Accounting
  • History and Politics
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Management and Technology
  • Management of Information and Digital Content
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Statistics and Business
  • Tourism

FALL 2019 COURSES

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Students are required to take one Spanish language course at UC3M CEH, a host university elective course in Spanish at UC3M/UC3M CEH, and two to three elective courses chosen from the host university and CIEE.

CIEE COURSES

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID COURSES

The following list is for informational purposes only. Updated class offerings and information is available here.

REQUIRED ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are required to enroll in one of the following Spanish language courses during their first semester of participation in the program. Students who place at the near native speaker level, or prove they are Spanish-heritage students with a bilingual level during the on-site placement test will be exempt from this language course requirement.

Upper Intermediate Spanish Language / Upper Intermediate Spanish Composition
These courses are designed for students who cannot demonstrate advanced grammar knowledge of Spanish on the placement exam. Through an emphasis on writing, combined with a grammar review, students are expected to acquire functional and useful language skills for daily practice.

Spanish Language: Advanced / Spanish Language: Upper Advanced
These courses are aimed at students who have completed advanced grammar at the college level but do not have native oral fluency. Special attention is paid to grammar and vocabulary, in addition to notions, functions, and uses of the language in real speaking situations. Classroom instruction includes film viewing and participatory exercises.

Spanish Language: Proficiency
This course is for those students with a proficient Spanish level who wish to deepen their language skills, focusing on conversation skills through the work in a variety of situations. Students will acquire new communication strategies while examining the sociocultural and sociolinguistic aspects of the language. 

ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS ELECTIVE COURSES (UC3M CEH)

The following list is a representative sampling of courses available. Not all courses are offered each semester. The final list of courses may be consulted on the university’s website upon arrival in Madrid.

  • Historia del Arte Español
  • Cine Español
  • Economía Española y Europea
    (Pre-requisite: micro and macroeconomics course in college)
  • El Terrorismo y sus Víctimas: un desafío global desde 11-S
  • Español Coloquial
  • Estudios Culturales
  • Historia de España
  • Historia del Presente: España de Hoy
  • Instituciones Españolas y Europeas
  • Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)
  • Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)
  • La España Literaria de Cervantes (siglos XVI y XVII)
  • Religión y Sociedad en España
  • Sociología del Sistema Educativo Español
  • Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español
  • Energias Renovables en España

La Mujer en la Ciencia y la Technologia

REGULAR UNIVERSITY COURSES (UC3M)

Please visit the University website for more information.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Antitrust Law; Bank Management; Consumer Behavior; Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management; Financial Accounting; Financial Systems and Institutions; Game Theory; Human Resource Management; International Trade; Introduction to Business Administration; Introduction to Patrimonial Law; Labor Sociology; Macroeconomics; Management Accounting; Marketing; Mathematics for Economics I; Methods for Quality Control; Multivariate Techniques for Data Analysis; Operations Management; The Origins of the Modern Firm; Organizational Design;  Organizational Economics; Principles of Economics; Research Techniques; Spanish Fiscal System; Statistics II; Strategic Management

CULTURAL STUDIES

Cultural Anthropology; Cultural Dimension of Art; Introduction to Cultural Studies; Theory of Mass Media

ECONOMICS

Advanced Mathematics for Economics; Econometric Techniques; Economic Progress in Spain (1850 – 2000); Economics Administrative Law; Financial Systems and Institutions; Game Theory; Introduction to Business Administration; Introduction to Mathematics for Economics; Introduction to Patrimonial Law; Macroeconomics; Markets and Environment; Mathematics for Economics I; Microeconomics Theory; Principles of Economics; Public Economics; Regional and Urban Economics; Regulation and Competition Policy; Statistics II

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS

Business Internationalization and Labor Relations; Business Taxes; Constitutional Rights in the Workplace; Cooperative Law; Corporative Governance and Social Responsibility; Economics of Incentives in the Labor Market; Employment Policy and Hiring Law; Human Resources in the New Economy; Immigration and Job Insertion; Introduction to Business Administration; Introduction to Social Law; Introduction to Sociology of Work; Labor Economics; Labor Sanctions and Procedural Law; Labor Social Auditing Techniques; Management Accounting; Management Planning and Decision Making in Human Resources; Organization Behavior; Principles of Administrative Law; Principles of Economics; Principles of Law; Rudiments of Psychology of Work; Social Security Law; Social Security Law I; Sociology of Organizations and Work; Strategic Management; Team Management and Management Skills

FILM, TELEVISION AND MEDIA STUDIES

Digital Post-Production; Fiction Videomaking; Film and Television in Spain; Film Production; Film Studies; Fundamentals of Film and Television Direction I; Image Theory; Introduction to Communication and Media Studies; Media Technology; Moving Image History; Principles of Economics; Reading Moving Image (Film and Television); Screenwriting; Spanish History: 20th Century; Theory of Law

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

Advanced Financial Accounting; Asset Valuation and Selection; Auditing Financial Statements; Banking; Commercial Law; Corporative Governance and Social Responsibility; Cost Management; Development of IT Applications for Business; Econometrics II; Financial Accounting II; Financial Derivatives; Financial Econometrics; Financial Economics; Financial Institution Systems; Financial Mathematics; Financial Market Law; International Finance; Introduction to Business Administration; Introduction to Patrimonial Law; Legislation on Labor Costs and Social Security; Managerial Accounting; Mathematics for Economics I; Organization and Management; Principles of Economics; Spanish Fiscal System; Statistics II

HISTORY AND POLITICS

Geopolitics; History and Theory of Political Ideas; International Politics and History; Introduction to Political Science; Modern History; The Origin of the State and Political Ideas in the Ancient World; Principles of Economics; Statistics; Theoretical and Methodological Principles in History

HUMANITIES

Aesthetics; Art History I; Classical antiquity and legacy; Contemporary literary movements; Contemporary trends in philosophy; General Linguistics; History of cinema; History of Philosophy II; History of Theater; History of today’s world; International Society; Knowledge society; Literary Movements; Metaphysics; Modern History; The Modern History of Spain; Prehistory and Ancient History; Regional Geography; Science and Historic Change; Social Theory; Spanish Language

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Comparative Politics; Comparative Sociology; Cooperation, Collective Action and Formal Models of Strategy; Corruption and Accountability; Economics I (Microeconomics); Emerging Countries; Human Rights; International Aid and Development Cooperation; International Economics: Economic Integration; International Finance; International Financial Systems; International Trade; International Political Economy; International Public Law; Law Methodology and Culture; Multidisciplinary Seminar on International Studies; Multidisciplinary Seminar on Globalization; New Movements and Transnational Actors; Political Players and Behavior; Political Theory and Ideologies; Statistics for Social Sciences II: Multivariate Techniques; Supranational Integration Processes; Transitional Justice and Democratization; Topics in International Politics

JOURNALISM

Best Practices in Journalism; Economics; Enterprise Communication; History of Spain; Information Law; Interpretative and Investigative Reporting; Institutional Information; Journalism and Social Change in Spain; Media Theory; Narrative in Journalism; Newspaper Reporting; Opinion Journalism; Organization and Management of Media Enterprises; Philosophy and Belief Systems in Contemporary Societies; Political Philosophy; Radio Journalism; Scientific and Environmental Journalism; Sports Journalism; Theory and Analysis of the Documentary Film

LAW

Administrative Action in Specific Sectors; Administrative Law: Procedure and Judicial Review; Autonomous Law; Business Criminal Law; Civil Procedure Law; Corporate and Stock Market Law; The Employer and His/Her Legal Status; Constitution and Sources of Law System; Constitutional Organization of Government; International Fiscal Policy; Land Registry and Property Law; Maritime and Air Law; Matrimonial Causes Law; Mediation and Other Alternative Means of Conflict Resolution; Offenses Against Persons and Society; The Philosophy of Law; Political Philosophy; Principles of Economics; Private International Law: General Section; Property Rights; Public International Law I; Roman Law; Social Security Law; The Spanish Tax  System; Theory of Law and Sociology of Law; Trade Union Law and Labor Proceedings

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Basics of Information Technologies; Databases and Data Modelling; Digital Business; Introduction to Patrimonial Law; Marketing; Mathematics I; Operations and Supply Chain; Principles of Business Administration; Principles of Economics

MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION AND DIGITAL CONTENTS

Computing Technologies for the Web; Conservation and Preservation of Records; Databases; Digital Information: Legal and Ethic Aspects; Information Architecture; Information Management; Information Retrieval Analysis; Makeup Language; Metric Studies of Information; Organizations Sociology; Soft Skills; Spreadsheet. Advanced Level; Statistical Data Analysis; Theory of Information and Communication

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policy; Comparative Politics; European Law and Institutions; Intergovernmental Relationships; Introduction to Politics; Local Politics; Macroeconomics; Political Actors; Political Actors and Behavior II; Political Philosophy; Political Representation and Electoral Analysis; Political Theory and Problems Contemporary; Politics and Communication;  Principles of Economics; Public Expenditure and Tax Law; Public Management II; Public Marketing; Public Policy and Governance II; Research Methodologies for Social Sciences; Sociology; Spanish Politics I; Statistics for Social Sciences II; Theory of Law

SOCIOLOGY

Advanced Models and Methods of Evaluation; Ageing Sociology; Contemporary History; Contemporary Sociological Theory; Culture and Society; Demographic Analysis; Introduction to Politics; Introduction to Program and Organization Evaluation; Introduction to Social Research Methods; Introduction to Sociology; Organizations Sociology; Political Representation and Electoral Analysis; Principles of Economics; Qualitative Social Research Methods I; Social and Economic History of 19th and 20th Century in Europe; Social Policy and Welfare State; Social Problems III: Family and Gender; Society and the Environment; Social Participation Processes and Methodology; Social Policy and Welfare State; Social Problems IV: Sociology of Climate Change; Sociology Information Sources; Spanish Politics; Statistics for Social Sciences II; Theory Construction; Urban Sociology

STATISTICS AND BUSINESS

Accounting; Advanced Mathematics; Bayesian Methods; Calculus I; Finance I; Introduction to Business Administration; Linear Algebra; Multivariate Analysis; Operational Research; Optimization Techniques; Probability I; Programming II; Quality Control; Resembling Techniques; Statistical Inference Methods I; Statistical Methods in Statistics; Stochastic Processes

TOURISM

Company Law in the Tourist Sector; Contemporary History and Tourism; Cultural Heritage; French I; French III; Geography of Tourism and Current Tourism Trends; German I; German III; Information Technology and Tourism I; Introduction to Business Administration; Introduction to Patrimonial Law; Management Accounting; Markets and Environment; Marketing; Operations and Processes; Principles of Economics; Public Law in Tourism; Spatial and Touristic Planning I; Strategic Management for Tourist Business; Travel Literature I

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in 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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • 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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2019 17 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 22, 2019 Dec 21, 2019
$18,450
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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 = $13,513 **

Housing = $4,470 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $18,450

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 = $1,000

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $6,510

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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

*** homestay option includes daily breakfast and dinner

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

Academic year 2019-2020 40 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 22, 2019 May 30, 2020
$35,055
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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 = $25,648 **

Housing = $8,940 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $35,055

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 = $2,000

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $1,200

Books & Supplies = $600

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,600

Expenses during break = $900 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $12,110

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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

*** homestay option includes daily breakfast and dinner

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

†† academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

Spring 2020 19 weeks Oct 1, 2019 Jan 16, 2020 May 30, 2020
$18,950
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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 = $14,013 **

Housing = $4,470 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $18,950

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 = $1,000

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $6,510

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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

*** homestay option includes daily breakfast and dinner

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

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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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