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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.

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.
$11,895 $11,895
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.
$1,000 $1,500
Immigration Requirements
Includes passport and additional requirements such as visa, entry and exit fees, French Carte de Séjour, French University Administrative Fee (if applicable), or Italian Permesso di Soggiorno.
$295 $295
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.
$112 $224
Meals $2,242 $5,338
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.
$1,068 $3,203
Travel Expenses
Includes additional travel outside of CEA excursions. This cost varies according to the spending habits of the student.
$320 $854
TOTAL EXPENSES $16,932 $23,784

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
September 07 Arrival/Program Begins: Official Program Start Date. Students must arrive at the Alicante Airport on this date in order to be eligible for airport pickup. Students will then be transferred to a hotel or their assigned housing.
September 08 Orientation: Mandatory CEA/Univesity of Alicante Orientation will be held.
September 08 Welcome Reception: CEA Welcome Reception will be held at a restaurant on campus.
September 08 Transfer: Students will be transferred to their assigned housing.
September 09 Excursion: CEA Excursion to Guadalest and Algar Fountains.
September 11 Classes Begin: Classes begin at The University of Alicante on this day.
September 16 Excursion: CEA Excursion to Tabarca Island.
September 29 - October 01 Excursion: CEA Excursion to Granada.
October 09 Holiday: National Holiday. No classes will be held.
October 12 Holiday: Fiesta Nacional Española. No classes will be held.
November 01 Holiday: Dia de todos los Santos. No classes will be held.
December 06 Holiday: Dia de la Constitucion. No classes will be held.
December 08 Holiday: Inmaculada Concepcion. No classes will be held.
December 22 Classes End: This is the last day of classes at The University of Alicante.
December 23 Program Ends/Move-Out: Official Program End Date. Students must move out of housing no later than this day.

Studying Abroad in Alicante 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 Alicante easy!

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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