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Sample Budget

This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.
Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.

Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.

DESCRIPTION LOW-COST HIGH-COST
Program Fee
Tuition and fees, registration, orientation, airport pickup, welcome and farewell receptions, housing, official transcript, cultural excursions/activities, student support services, CEA On-site Staff and administrative costs.
$17,295 $17,295
CEA Secure
CEASecure™ is an optional refund plan that allows students to withdraw for any covered reason up to one week before the program’s start date
$0 $475
International Airfare & Transfers
Cost varies depending on time of purchase, point of origin and time of travel.
$800 $1,600
Immigration Requirements
Includes passport and additional requirements such as visa, entry and exit fees, French Carte de Séjour, or Italian Permesso di Soggiorno.
$315 $315
Books, Materials and Supplies
Includes books, school supplies, art supplies, and course fees. Does not include fees or supplies for optional courses. This cost varies depending on the course choices of the student.
$280 $840
Meals $4,662 $6,216
Includes the average expected cost for food in addition to your meal plan, such as eating out at restaurants.
Personal Expenses
Includes telephone, laundry, local transportation and personal necessities.  This cost varies according to the spending habits of the student.
$2,202 $6,475
Travel Expenses
Includes additional travel outside of CEA excursions. This cost varies according to the spending habits of the student.
$2,072 $4,144
TOTAL EXPENSES $27,626 $37,360

Sample Calendar

Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA before purchasing airline tickets.
You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite. Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.

Date Event
January 03 Arrival/Program Begins: Official Program Start Date. Students must arrive at the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on this date in order to be eligible for airport pickup. Students will then be transferred to their assigned housing.
January 04 - 05 Orientation: Mandatory Early Start CEA Orientation will be held.
January 08 Classes Begin: Early Start classes begin at CEA Paris Center on this day.
January 18 Classes End: This is the last day of Early Start classes at CEA Paris Center.
January 23 - 26 Orientation: Mandatory CEA Paris Center Orientation will be held.
January 26 Placement Exam: Placement Exam for French language courses at CEA Paris Center will be held on this day.
January 29 Classes Begin: Classes begin at CEA Paris Center on this day.
February 02 Drop/Add Deadline: This is the last day to drop and/or add classes at CEA Paris Center.
March 30 Course Withdrawal Deadline : This is the last day on which students can withdraw from a course at the Paris Center and receive a "W". 
April 02 - 06 School Break: CEA Paris Center is closed for Spring Break. No classes will be held.
May 01 Holiday: Labor Day. No classes will be held.
May 02 Classes End: This is the last day of classes at CEA Paris Center.
May 03 Cultural Activity: Reflections Abroad Conference will be held at the CEA Paris Center.
May 04 - 11 Final Exams: Final exams will be held at CEA Paris Center.
May 08 Holiday: Victory over Europe Day. No classes will be held.
May 10 Holiday: Ascension. CEA Paris Center will be open for finals.
May 12 Program Ends/Move-Out: Official Program End Date. Students must move out of housing no later than this day.

Studying Abroad in Paris with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursions, cultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in Paris easy!
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Magnificent
I had the most magnificent time and learned more about myself than I could have in five years, all in one semester.

Michelle Devenoge
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
Spring 2014, Alicante, Spain

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