You should bring this cost sheet to the financial aid office to discuss the financing of your study abroad as soon as possible if you are applying to this program and plan to use any form of financial aid to cover the costs.
Please also take note the refund policy on the second page of this cost sheet.
In adition to the basic program costs, you may choose to sign up for the following optional excursions at an additional cost. For more information about the itinerary for the excursions, please see the 2012 Program Handbook.**2013 handbook with 2013 calendar dates will be available soon!**
A variety of optional excursions are available at an added cost to participants.
Four Week Program: the program fee and tuition together cover your courses (6 credits); all instructional costs in Madrid; your housing in Madrid and Paris; 3 meals a day in Madrid except for Sunday dinner and breakfast during the finale weekend in Paris; international airfare from NYC to Madrid, from Madrid to Paris, and from Paris back to NYC; transportation from the airport in Madrid to your residence hall and transportation to the airport in Paris; and program administration in Madrid and at Binghamton.
Six Week Program: the program fee and tuition together cover your courses (9 credits); all instructional costs in Madrid and Málaga; your housing in Malaga, Madrid and Paris; two meals a day (breakfast and lunch OR dinner) in Malaga; 3 meals a day except for Sunday dinner in Madrid and breakfast during finale weekend in Paris; international airfare from NYC to Málaga, from Madrid to Paris, and from Paris back to NYC; transportation from the airport in Málaga to your hotel, from Málaga to Madrid, and transportation to the airport in Paris; and program administration in Madrid and at Binghamton.
Primarily, the following are not covered by the program fee and tuition: the optional excursions, one meal a day in Málaga, Sunday evening dinner in Madrid, meals on all the optional day-long excursions, meals (except breakfast) on the overnight excursions, meals (except breakfast) during the finale weekend in Paris, and transportation to and from JFK airport in NYC. Other possible expenses not included in the program fee and tuition are listed below.
Other possible expenses include, but are not limited to, passport and visa (if not a US citizen); textbooks and course supplies; fees for internet café use; costs related to cell phone usage or long distance calls; transportation to JFK in NYC for the flight to Madrid or Málaga; health insurance; optional excursions offered through the program; independent travel; personal expenses; and cost for meals that are not covered by program fees (one meal a day in Málaga, Sunday evening dinners in Madrid, meals in Paris, and meals during the optional excursions). Depending on your taste and food preferences, you may find yourself eating out more often, which will certainly add to your additional expenses.
Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. The Binghamton Financial Aid Services Office is able to consider only the application of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study. Other SUNY and non-SUNY students should contact Financial Aid on the home campus for information about eligibility for all aid programs.
There is scholarship assistance for Binghamton students. Students are encouraged to apply to the Marjorie B. Turnball Spanish Language and Culture Scholarship program, and the Dr. Israel J. Rosefsky Language and Culture Scholarship Fund. Whenever possible, the Romance Languages Department also announces competitions for scholarships for this program. Information on these and other scholarships may be obtained in the Office of International Programs and on our scholarships page.
Last Updated: 9/11/12