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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for Spanish Language Study in Ecuador.

Summer Budget Sheet for Spanish Language Study in Ecuador
Summer Budget Sheet for Spanish Language Study in Ecuador
Budget Item Exchange (I) Exchange (E)
GeoBlue Insurance *   $46.90 $93.80
StudioAbroad Fee *   $30.00 $30.00
Spanish Program fee (room, board, some field trips, facilities, services) *   $1,766.00 $3,222.00
Billable subtotal:  $1,842.90 $3,345.80
Books and Supplies   $50.00 $100.00
International Airfare   $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Local transportation (to/from class or internship site)   $50.00 $100.00
Personal Expenses   $250.00 $500.00
Passport and Photos (if you don't already have one)   $148.00 $148.00
Required vaccinations   $250.00 $250.00
Exit Tax   $40.80 $40.80
Non-billable subtotal:  $2,088.80 $2,438.80
Total: $3,931.70 $5,784.60
Program dates:
4 weeks: May 9 - June 3, 2016 OR June 6 - Jul 1, 2016 (6 credits UG; 4 credits Grad)
8 weeks: May 9 - July 1, 2016 (12 credits UG; 8 credits Grad)

A non-refundable deposit of $400 is required by Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (3 weeks after the application deadline) to be paid at the MSU Cashier's Office on the main level of the Wigley Administration Building (down the hall from Wells Fargo).

The budget* above is an estimate and does not include:
-- University tuition and fees which will be charged at the appropriate rate to your University account
-- Individual spending money (movies, souvenirs, personal travel, etc.)

The costs listed here are based on a 12-week program and are estimates based on the best available information provided by the host institution. Your final cost may differ based on fluctuations in currency exchange rates, unforeseen occurances and individual spending habits.  There are currently no required vaccinations for Ecuador, but highly recommended vaccinations include routine vaccinations no less than 6 weeks before travel (MMR, diptheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio and flu), Hepatitis A and Typhoid.  Other recommended optional vaccinations include Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever.  Please consult with the campus Student Health Services or your family doctor to find out what (if any) vaccinations might be best for you.  

Estudio Sampere Program Fee includes: Overnight hotel in Quito, airport reception service to/from Quito airport/hotel, flight from Quito to Cuenca (one-way), full board (meals), single room, academic excursions, transportation from the Cuenca airport upon arrival to host family, services and facilities of the host educational institution.  It is the policy of our Spanish Study Abroad programs that participants reside in native homes. These are fine middle-class homes that are selected and supervised by the host institutions. Apartments, hotels, hostels, etc. are not options.

*The amounts above are valid through Summer 2016.

Updated 02/03/16 by MEP; 01/20/15 by MEP; 05/13/14 by MEP; 2/5/14 CEL
* Billable item