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CIEE Barcelona: Language and Culture


Budget Sheet for Spring 2020

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $35,212

Cost to remain at Vanderbilt: $36,574

The estimated total cost includes all aspects of the study abroad experience. Tuition, housing, meals, airfare, visa fees, books/supplies, local transportation, and personal expenses are included in this estimate. These fees may be paid to Vanderbilt or to third parties; see the estimates for each of these categories below.

This program is estimated to cost $1,362 less than a semester on campus at Vanderbilt.

Fees Paid to Vanderbilt University

Students pay Vanderbilt tuition for each term abroad (read more). Fees paid to Vanderbilt University will be typically be billed according to the Office of Student Account's regular schedule for the term. Any Vanderbilt financial aid you normally receive will be automatically applied to your account, as it is when you are on campus (except for work study, which cannot be used abroad).

Tuition $25,400
Program Fee $4,592
Administrative Fee $250
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $30,242

Estimated Out of Pocket Costs

These are the fees GEO estimates you will pay to parties other than Vanderbilt. These may be paid to the program partner, to airlines, foreign governments, retailers, and/or other parties.

Meals $1,150
Housing $0
Visa/Residence Permit $160
Books/Supplies $300
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $1,710
Airfare $1,250
Total Paid Out of Pocket $4,970

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: CIEE educational costs are covered by your Vanderbilt tuition payment. The Vanderbilt program fee covers CIEE's charges for housing, partial meal plan (depending on housing option), CIEE health insurance, and CIEE participation confirmation & application fees. The administrative fee covers Vanderbilt's mandatory international health insurance. Vanderbilt's Program Fee is subject to change and will always reflect the actual amount charged to us by our partners. This may result in additional credits or charges to your student account after the amount shown is billed. Please see the partner's currently published fees to check on the fees charged by the partner (start here). Be aware that a number of programs are more expensive in the spring than the fall due to differences in the length of the term.

Please note the following regarding the estimated out-of-pocket costs listed above:

  • The academic calendar for this program is longer in the spring than the fall. Expect costs to be higher in the spring.
  • Students attending this program in the fall will receive up to a $1000 travel scholarship from CIEE. Students receiving the Pell grant may be eligible for up to $2500 total scholarship.
  • The meals estimate provided represents the homestay option, which includes two meals per day. Students who choose a self-catered option can expect to spend $2,600 on meals.
  • Visa costs and requirements may vary depending on your nationality.
  • Some students may be required to make a personal appearance at a consulate in order to secure their travel visa, and should budget both time and money for that in the months before they depart.
  • The estimate for personal expenses is based on the Vanderbilt campus Student Service Fees and Personal Costs estimates, with adjustments based on local cost of living, length of program, and exchange rates. This amount is expected to allow for entertainment and participation in cultural activities, but does not include extensive personal travel. Also included in GEO's personal expenses estimate is VU's standard estimate for maintaining health insurance in your home country in case of medical emergency.
  • Airfare costs are highly variable and influenced by a number of factors, so we recommend making your own estimates based on your personal travel plans.
  • There may be predeparture costs associated with health checks, vaccination, prescriptions, etc. These costs will vary individually.
In addition to the costs above, you should also maintain your health insurance coverage in your home country in case of medical emergency.

CIEE Barcelona: Language and Culture


Budget Sheet for Fall 2019

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $35,032

Cost to remain at Vanderbilt: $36,574

The estimated total cost includes all aspects of the study abroad experience. Tuition, housing, meals, airfare, visa fees, books/supplies, local transportation, and personal expenses are included in this estimate. These fees may be paid to Vanderbilt or to third parties; see the estimates for each of these categories below.

This program is estimated to cost $1,542 less than a semester on campus at Vanderbilt.

Fees Paid to Vanderbilt University

Students pay Vanderbilt tuition for each term abroad (read more). Fees paid to Vanderbilt University will be typically be billed according to the Office of Student Account's regular schedule for the term. Any Vanderbilt financial aid you normally receive will be automatically applied to your account, as it is when you are on campus (except for work study, which cannot be used abroad).

Tuition $25,400
Program Fee $4,592
Administrative Fee $250
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $30,242

Estimated Out of Pocket Costs

These are the fees GEO estimates you will pay to parties other than Vanderbilt. These may be paid to the program partner, to airlines, foreign governments, retailers, and/or other parties.

Meals $870
Housing $0
Visa/Residence Permit $160
Books/Supplies $300
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $1,810
Airfare $1,250
Total Paid Out of Pocket $4,790

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: CIEE educational costs are covered by your Vanderbilt tuition payment. The Vanderbilt program fee covers CIEE's charges for housing, partial meal plan (depending on housing option), CIEE health insurance, and CIEE participation confirmation & application fees. The administrative fee covers Vanderbilt's mandatory international health insurance. Vanderbilt's Program Fee is subject to change and will always reflect the actual amount charged to us by our partners. This may result in additional credits or charges to your student account after the amount shown is billed. Please see the partner's currently published fees to check on the fees charged by the partner (start here). Be aware that a number of programs are more expensive in the spring than the fall due to differences in the length of the term.

Please note the following regarding the estimated out-of-pocket costs listed above:

  • The academic calendar for this program is longer in the spring than the fall. Expect costs to be higher in the spring.
  • Students attending this program in the fall will receive up to a $1000 travel scholarship from CIEE. Students receiving the Pell grant may be eligible for up to $2500 total scholarship.
  • The meals estimate provided represents the homestay option, which includes two meals per day. Students who choose a self-catered option can expect to spend $1,730 more on meals.
  • Visa costs and requirements may vary depending on your nationality.
  • Some students may be required to make a personal appearance at a consulate in order to secure their travel visa, and should budget both time and money for that in the months before they depart.
  • The estimate for personal expenses is based on the Vanderbilt campus activity/rec fee and personal costs estimate, with adjustments based on local cost of living, length of program, and exchange rates. This amount is expected to allow for entertainment and participation in cultural activities, but does not include extensive personal travel. Also included in GEO's personal expenses estimate is VU's standard estimate for maintaining health insurance in your home country in case of medical emergency.
  • Airfare costs are highly variable and influenced by a number of factors, so we recommend making your own estimates based on your personal travel plans.
  • There may be predeparture costs associated with health checks, vaccination, prescriptions, etc. These costs will vary individually.
In addition to the costs above, you should also maintain your health insurance coverage in your home country in case of medical emergency.