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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for Spanish Language in Spain.

Fall Budget Sheet for Spanish Language in Spain
Fall Budget Sheet for Spanish Language in Spain
Budget Item Exchange (I) Exchange (E)
StudioAbroad Fee *   $30.00 $30.00
Spanish Program fee (room, board, some field trips, facilities, services) *   $7,707.00 $9,451.00
Billable subtotal:  $7,737.00 $9,481.00
ISIC Card   $26.00 $26.00
International Airfare   $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Local transportation (to/from class or internship site)   $250.00 $450.00
Passport and Photos (if you don't already have one)   $148.00 $148.00
Visa / Residency Permit Fees   $0.00 $160.00
Travel to Chicago to apply for visa   $0.00 $0.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $1,724.00 $2,084.00
Total: $9,461.00 $11,565.00
Program Dates: 12-week program (Exchange (I)) August 20, 2018 - November 9, 2018
                          16-week program (Exchange (E)) August 20, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Please Note: The budget estimate DOES NOT include any MSU, Mankato tuition and fees, which MSU, Mankato will charge to your student account.
The costs listed here are estimates based on the best available information provided by the host institution. Your final cost may differ based on currency exchange rate fluctuations, unforeseen circumstances and individual spending habits.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Please be aware that a one-time program deposit will be charged before departure. Additionally, student will be responsible for all airfare and visa costs and should be prepared to pay those fees before the program begins. 

The primary contact for this program is Dr. Gregory Taylor, Spanish Language Department Chair, and he can be reached at or (507) 389-1815.
Spanish Program Fee includes: Pick-up at Madrid airport or train station and transportation to accommodation; All instruction in Spain; All REQUIRED books and class materials (optional books and materials might also be available which students can choose to purchase for an additional cost); Homestay accommodation; All meals; Four 1-day trips to regional sites of interest; One cultural activity/visit in Madrid per week; All special school activities; Full student health insurance coverage; On-site staff

Spanish Visa: The 16-week program in Spain requires a visit to the Spanish Consulate in Chicago to obtain a student visa. A simple 90-day tourist visa (issued as you enter the country) will suffice for the 8-week and 12-week programs, and require no visits to consulates. Thus, the $500 travel expenses to Chicago do not apply for 8 and 12 week programs, unless you intend to travel in Spain/Europe before or after your program beyond the 90-day period. 

Meals: The "Spanish Program Fee" includes 3 meals per day.

Housing: It is the policy of our Spanish Study Abroad programs that participants reside in native homes. These are fine middle-class homes (board and shared room; single rooms are available at additional cost) that are selected and supervised by the host institutions. Apartments, hotels, hostels, etc. are not options.

9/20/2017– XV
* Billable item