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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for Spain, Seville: Communication, New Media & Journalism (CIEE).

Spring Budget Sheet for Spain, Seville: Communication, New Media & Journalism (CIEE)
Spring Budget Sheet for Spain, Seville: Communication, New Media & Journalism (CIEE)
Budget Item Cost
Affiliate Program Fee (click for details) *   -$1,541.00
Health, Safety and Sustainability fee (five months) *   $588.50
Elon Semester Study Abroad Fee (click for details) *   $4,600.00
Elon semester tuition 2019-2020 *   $18,041.00
Billable subtotal:  $21,688.50
Estimated Visa-Associated Expenses   $150.00
Estimated Spending Money   $3,500.00
Estimated International Airfare   $1,200.00
Estimated Entry Visa Fees   $160.00
Estimated Ground Transportation   $250.00
Estimated Books and Supplies   $300.00
Estimated Passport Cost   $145.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $5,705.00
Total: $27,393.50

The budget sheet information listed above is valid for spring 2020.

*Billable Costs
The billable costs for this program include tuition, international health insurance, housing, meals**, program-integrated study tours, airport pick-up, orientation, library and IT services.

**All meals included in homestay. Students in the residencia option must either purchase a meal plan or make own arrangements; CIEE recommends bugeting $600 per month for students in residencia. No meals are included for students in apartments.

The study abroad fee is subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuation and cost increases by the host institution.

Spending Money
Spending money for this program includes travel, gifts, cell phone, entertainment, and miscellaneous.

Visa-Associated Expenses
Students will be required to appear in person at the Spanish consulate with jurisdiction over their home state in order to apply for a visa.  In many cases this will require transportation to and a hotel stay in the appropriate city.  The estimated visa-associated expenses listed above include the cost of travel and accommodations. 

The visa application fee as of summer 2014 is $160.00.

Estimated Costs
The estimated costs listed above are mid-range amounts subject to change at any time and are dependent upon personal preferences.  Design a budget based on your semester expenditures at Elon and take into account additional travel expenses and exchange rates. To check exchange rates, visit or

Other costs not included on the budget sheet
International Student Cards
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and iNext card are popular forms of student identification abroad and can include additional insurance policies.  Visit the ISIC website or iNext website to get more information on the benefits of these cards and to purchase one for your time abroad.

Immunizations and Medications
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to see the recommended and required immunizations and medications for your program.  Talk with your family and your physician to decide which immunizations and medications you will get before you travel.  Visit the study abroad Health and Safety webpage for more information on where you can obtain immunizations.

Funding for Study Abroad
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

* Billable item