I always keep in my mind an approximate amount of how much the language immersion course will cost, but I usually think of it as a whole, about $9 – 10K, plus airfare. I think I should think of it in more exact terms-
Price of 24 weeks of lessons (20/week) for the 2010 year: $3535
Price of shared room, full board: $5927
Price of single room, full board: $6449
Roundtrip airfare from Chicago to Seville: Hopefully no more than $1500ish
AirIberia is about $1500, and goes from Chicago -> Madrid -> Seville. Ideally, no matter what carrier I take, I just want to connect in Madrid. I’ll connect in more cities if it’ll significantly lower the cost of the airfare. AirIberia would be nice, but really, somewhere cheaper but would be nicer.
Here’s all the stuff that I get with the program-
Books: included in fees
Included in fees: 8 conferencias per week on Spanish Art, Literature, Economy, History, the regions of Spain (6-8pm Mon-Thurs), guided tour of Seville, 4 Spanish film afternoons in school, 3 sports afternoons, intercambios (conversation exchanges) with local students
Optional extras: Full-day excursions each weekend. Two 3-day excursions once a month. Reduced price Flamenco (Sevillanas) dancing lessons and horse-riding.
Affiliations: American College Credits, Bildungsurlaub, CSN-Högskoleverket, CEELE
Not bad, huh?
Good. Now everything that I always try to track down when looking at the prices, the program, and really, when I’m having a rough/boring/whathaveyou day and just want to daydream, is all on one page.