Madrid, Spain

Liberal Arts

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Information for term Liberal Arts

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Aug 22 – Dec 20, 2019 (17 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 22 – Jun 5, 2019 (19 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2019
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Make the most of your advanced Spanish language skills in one of the world’s most energetic, artistic, and cosmopolitan cities: Madrid. Fast-forward your language skills, continue your studies at one of the most prestigious universities, travel throughout the region – this study-abroad experience has no shortage of options to put you on the path to fluency and fully experience student life, Spanish-style.

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

    3
  • minutes - longest you’ll walk to find green space

    15
  • residents

    3.2M

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 other communities 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.  To apply, additional materials will be required.

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

Daily Life

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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

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    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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The program details

This program is geared for advanced level Spanish speakers who want a quality academic experience to complement living in a Spanish urban setting and/or a for-credit internship. Students need strong language skills, dedication to academic work, and a background in humanities, social sciences, journalism, psychology, linguistics, religion, or communications. All courses are taught in Spanish. Students complete a Spanish placement test to determine language level and language course requirements. Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Established in 1989, UC3M received the European Campus of Excellence award in 2010 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. The university hosts some 20,000 students, with 4,000 at the Getafe campus in the southern metropolitan area.

Each semester, UC3M offers about 30 short-term Humanities seminars taught by field experts to international and Spanish students for credit. These discussion-sized classes that cover topics that range from architecture to mediation to cinema. Exams for regular university fall semester courses may take place in late January. Early exams must be arranged before confirming final class registration on site. Courses are taught by faculty from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

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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. Class size ranges from 15 to 60 students. Students take classes with other international students in the Estudios Hispánicos Department (CEH), and can enroll directly in regular university courses and seminars with local and international students.

  • GRADING

    Students are graded on mid-term 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 subject area starting in their first year; they do not take general or core courses. CIEE students should not enroll in upper level university courses for subjects not previously studied at their home school. Estudios Hispánicos department 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. Note: Exams for regular university fall semester courses may take place in late January. Early exams must be arranged before confirming final class registration on site.

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

Program Credit

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

 

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

  • 1 required Spanish language course at UC3M CEH
  • At least 1 host university elective course, at UC3M/UC3M CEH
  • Elective courses chosen between the host university and CIEE
  • 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.

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 2019 Courses

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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 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 may be consulted on the university’s website upon arrival in Madrid.

Historia del Arte Español
This course studies the evolution of art and architecture in Spain from the 17th century to the present. Students analyze artistic and historical meaning of masterworks by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, and other Spanish artists. Studies are complemented with museum and other site visits in Madrid.

Cine Español
This course enables students to understand the meaning of film through theory and practice of Spanish cinema. Students are expected to learn the language of film, while also delving deeper into assessing Spanish films from Surrealism, the Franco Era, and the democracy transition era to current trends.

Economía Española y Europea
(Prerequisite: micro and macroeconomics course in college)
This course analyzes economic concepts such as productivity, employment, public sector, monetary and fiscal policy, and interest rates as they relate to Spain and the European Union. Students also look at the economic relationship of Spain and the European Union towards the rest of the world.

Taller de Escritura/El Español a Través de los Textos
This course is aimed to improve the Spanish writing skills of students. Through a series of writing exercises, students will acquire new writing skills as well as learn new tools to compose texts that will help them with their other courses on site. Students placed in the high intermediate Spanish language placement test on site are encouraged to consider this course.

El Terrorismo y Sus Víctimas: Un Desafío Global Desde 11-S
The terrorist attacks in NYC in 2001 were the first in a series of terrorist actions all over the world: Madrid, London, Nice, Brussels, Orlando or Ankara are just some examples of the terrorist menace in the name of Allah. This course will review the history of terrorism as well as will differentiate terrorism related to nationalism, trafficking, and jihad. The course will also focus on victims, how they are supported after suffering an attack and what it is considered a terrorism victim. 

Energías Renovables en España

Students will identify the different natural resources in Spain, the technology developed around them and the sustainable methods put into practice. The course will explore the implementation of these energies and the problems that arise around their use.

 

 

Español Coloquial
This advanced Spanish course analyzes various grammatical uses of language in written texts found in popular Spanish culture. A section also focuses on language and idiomatic use by Spanish youth. The teaching methodology is based on modern communicative approaches. This course is not a conversation class and cannot be substituted for the required Advanced Spanish Language and Composition course. Only students with an advanced level or higher can enroll in this course.

Español para Hispanounidenses

This course is designed for heritage speaker students who want to review grammar and develop their writing skills. Students are expected to acquire strategies to identify differences between spoken and written Spanish in a formal and informal way while using the language in professional, academic and colloquial contexts.

 

Estudios Culturales
In an attempt to better understand Spain today, students study the cultural production in Spain from 1931 to the present including “high” versus “mass” culture, analyzing popular texts, publicity and speeches, listening to popular music, and critiquing audio visual materials. The goal of the course is to explore the myriad of cultural expressions that form the collective memory of contemporary Spanish society. Students also participate in three class excursions.

Historia de España
Students gain an ample knowledge of Spain’s past and present by researching the history of Spain from pre-historic times, Medieval Age, Golden Age, Enlightenment, and the 20th century. The final objective is to have a complex understanding of the historical development of Spain through today.

Historia del Presente: España de Hoy
Through lectures, critical newspaper analysis, and readings, students grasp insight into the historical paradigms that face contemporary Spain. Students evaluate themes related to the Second Republic, Spanish Civil War, Franco era, transition to democracy, contemporary immigration, and terrorism.

Instituciones Españolas y Europeas
The course objective is a critical overview of the monarchy, executive, judicial, legislative, and other institutions in the Spanish state system and its challenges. The other half of the course is focused on evaluating the major institutions and branches of the European Union.

La Mujer en la Ciencia y la Tecnología

This science course will review the role of women in Science and Technology from old times to today.

Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)
The objective of this course is to follow a critical development of Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries by reading several works of Peres Galdos, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, and Garcia Lorca, and selected texts of poetry and short stories. Students are exposed to such Spanish literary trends as realismo, naturalismo, modernismo, novecentismo, vanguardia, existencialismo, realismo social, and posmodernidad.

Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)
This course evaluates 20th century Latin American literature through short story narrative and poetry. Students read works by such authors as Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others.

Literatura del Siglo de Oro
The course explores the main trends of 16th and 17th century literature during Spain’s most glorious literary periods. Students read Renaissance and Baroque literature and gain an appreciation of the aesthetics of fiction through its analysis and critique.

Religión y Sociedad en España
This course is aimed to review the origins of the three major religions and their coexistence in Spain until the 15th century. The imposition of Catholicism as the only creed over centuries had not impede the return of Jewish and Islamic practitioners   

Sociología del Sistema Educativo Español
This course is aimed to learn the role of Education as a social engine. Thus, it explores the origins and evolution of the Spanish Education System, the internal and external agents, and main problems. It also focuses on the relationship between education and inequality, challenges related to ethnicity, gender and social class and the case studies in other areas in advanced societies. 

Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español
The focus of this course is on Spanish short story narrative, its origins, and structure. Students read texts by literary short story writers such as Garcia Marquez, Borges, Fuentes, Cortazar, and Poniatowska, and write short essays that incorporate writing techniques such as space, point of view, story argument, and playwriting.

UC3M COURSES

Please visit the University website for more information.

Students can enroll in courses offered in:

Business Administration

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 2018 Courses

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CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

  • COMM 3301 MADR (SPAN): : Intercultural Communication and Leadership in Madrid
  • INSH 3003 MADR: Internship

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID (UC3M) COURSES

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

REQUIRED LANGUAGE COURSES:

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 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.

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 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.

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 can be found on the university’s website  upon arrival in Madrid.

 Historia del Arte Español
This course studies the evolution of art and architecture in Spain from the 17th century to the present. Students analyze artistic and historical meaning of masterworks by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, and other Spanish artists. Studies are complemented with museum and other site visits in Madrid.

 Cine Español
This course enables students to understand the meaning of film through theory and practice of Spanish cinema. Students are expected to learn the language of film, while also delving deeper into assessing Spanish films from Surrealism, the Franco Era, and the democracy transition era to current trends.

 Economía Española y Europea
(Prerequisite: micro and macroeconomics course in college)
This course analyzes economic concepts such as productivity, employment, public sector, monetary and fiscal policy, and interest rates as they relate to Spain and the European Union. Students also look at the economic relationship of Spain and the European Union towards the rest of the world.

 Taller de Escritura/Composicion
This course improves the high intermediate Spanish writing skills of students. Through a series of writing exercises, students will acquire new writing skills as well as learn new tools to compose texts that will help them with their other courses on site. Students placed in the high intermediate Spanish language placement test on site are encouraged to consider this course.

 El Terrorismo y sus víctimas: un desafío global desde 11-S
The terrorist attacks in NYC in 2001 were the first of a series of terrorists actions all over the world: Madrid, London, Nice, Brussels, Orlando, and Ankara are just a few examples of the terrorist menace in the name of Allah. This course will review the history of terrorism and differentiate terrorism related to nationalism, trafficking, and jihad. The course will also focus on victims, how they are supported after suffering an attack and what it is considered a terrorism victim. 

Energias Renovables en España

This course will focus on the use of renewable energy in the Spanish territory, paying special attention to those resources where Spain has developed and implemented leading technologies such as wind and solar energies. The cost of implementation, legislation about it and the current debates about its use, will be also part of the course content.

 Español Coloquial
This advanced Spanish course analyzes various grammatical uses of language in written texts found in popular Spanish culture. A section also focuses on language and idiomatic use by Spanish youth. The teaching methodology is based on modern communicative approaches. This course is not a conversation class and cannot be substituted for the required Advanced Spanish Language and Composition course.

 Estudios Culturales
In an attempt to better understand Spain today, students study the cultural production in Spain from 1931 to the present including “high” versus “mass” culture, analyzing popular texts, publicity and speeches, listening to popular music, and critiquing audio visual materials. The goal of the course is to explore the myriad of cultural expressions that form the collective memory of contemporary Spanish society.

 Historia de España
Students gain an ample knowledge of Spain’s past and present by researching the history of Spain from pre-historic times, Medieval Age, Golden Age, Enlightenment, and the 20th century. The final objective is to gain a complex understanding of the historical development of Spain through today.

 Historia del Presente: España de Hoy
Through lectures, critical newspaper analysis, and readings, students grasp insight into the historical paradigms that face contemporary Spain. Students evaluate themes related to the Second Republic, Spanish Civil War, Franco era, transition to democracy, contemporary immigration, and terrorism.

 Instituciones Españolas y Europeas
The course objective is a critical overview of the monarchy, executive, judicial, legislative, and other institutions in the Spanish state system and its challenges. The other half of the course is focused on evaluating the major institutions and branches of the European Union.

La Mujer en la Ciencia y la Tecnología

This survey course will review the role of women in science and techology from old times to the 21 century, exploring their major achievements and their pioneering role in these areas.

La España Literaria de Cervantes (siglos XVI y XVII)

The course explores the main trends of 16th and 17th century literature during Spain’s most glorious literary periods. Students read Renaissance and Baroque literature and gain an appreciation of the aesthetics of fiction through its analysis and critique.

Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)
The objective of this course is to follow a critical development of Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries by reading several works of Peres Galdos, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, and Garcia Lorca, and selected texts of poetry and short stories. Students are exposed to such Spanish literary trends as realismo, naturalismo, modernismo, novecentismo, vanguardia, existencialismo, realismo social, and posmodernidad.

Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)
This course evaluates 20th century Latin American literature through short story narrative and poetry. Students read works by such authors as Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others.

Religión y Sociedad en España
This course reviews the origins of the three major religions and their coexistence in Spain until the 15th century. Students evaluate the imposition of Catholicism as the only creed over centuries in Spain and the return of Jewish and Islamic practitioners up until current times.  

Sociología del Sistema educativo español
This course examines the role of education as a social engine. Thus, it explores the origins and evolution of the Spanish Education System, the internal and external agents, and main problems. It also focuses on the relationship between education and inequality, challenges related to ethnicity, gender, and social class and the case studies in other areas in advanced societies. 

Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español
The focus of this course is on Spanish short story narrative, its origins, and structure. Students read texts by literary short story writers such as Garcia Marquez, Borges, Fuentes, Cortazar, and Poniatowska, and write short essays that incorporate writing techniques such as space, point of view, story argument, and playwriting.

UC3M COURSES

Please visit the University website for more information.

Student can enroll in courses offered in:

Business Administration

Economics

Journalism

Film, Television and Media Studies

History and Politics

Management and Technology

International Studies

Sociology

Humanities

Finance and Accounting

Law

Computer Science

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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Fees & Housing

Spring 2019 19 weeks Jan 22, 2019 Jun 5, 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 = $2,000

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 = $7,510

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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

Fall 2019 17 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Aug 22, 2019* Dec 20, 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 $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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

Spring 2020 17 weeks Oct 1, 2019 TBD* TBD*
Academic year 2019-2020 17 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Aug 22, 2019* TBD*
$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 $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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

    Apply Now
  • 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 an Advisor

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