Cost of Living

Before coming to Sevilla, it is advisable that students plan out their anticipated expenses for the whole semester. The budget should take into account spending on transportation, cell phone charges, school materials, eating out, cultural and social activities, as well as independent travel.

The budget presented below is approximate and reflects a range of basic expenses that students should anticipate covering. These items are based on past student experience and are in addition to the standard cost of living for a single semester in Sevilla.

Program Estimated Costs 2024-2025

The amounts listed correspond to the entire semester (typically 4 months in the fall and 5-5.5 months in the spring).

Program fee Billed by home institution Refer to home institution Refer to home institution
Books & Supplies Direct student cost $ 100 - $150 $100 - $150
Spanish cell phone plan Direct student cost $90 - $110 $100 - $120
Daily local transport within the city * Direct student cost $175 - $515 $190 - $680
Eating out (one meal/week) Direct student cost $170 - $500 $250 - $780
Personal care & hygiene Direct student cost $200 $250
Cultural life (concerts, theatre, cinema, museums) Direct student cost $300 - $360 $400 - $550
Gym Direct student cost $180 - $240 $ 250 - $300
Personal travel Direct student cost $1,000 - $2,100 $1,575 - $3,150
  • Local transportation costs depend on whether you take public (bus, metro, tram) and/or private means (taxis, Uber)

Students who withdraw from the program will be charged the non-refundable housing fee according to the following table:

61+ days prior to the start of the program 0% of housing cost
60-31 days prior to program start date 50% of housing cost
30-1 day before program start date 75% of housing cost
Program start date or after 100% of housing cost

All CASA institutions provide financial aid for their eligible students. Students should check with their home institution regarding eligibility and aid packages. Financial Aid offices consider the total cost of attendance including tuition, housing, meals, international airfare, books, local transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

Student recommendations:

“Ask all the questions about what is covered, set a budget for yourself and try to plan things as much ahead as possible. It's ok if you are the only person in your friend group that has to be money conscious, but don't feel peer pressured to say yes to things if you can't do it. Find friends that will want to have fun with you without you needing to spend a ton of money! There is also a lot of great things to do in Sevilla for free (a lot of tourist attractions will have discount or free days so pay attention to that!)” (Spring 22)

"Be mindful of how much time you are staying here and don’t spend too much money the first few weeks." (Fall 23)

“I recommend budgeting well right away by making a spreadsheet of your spending on trips. I was able to prepare for how much I was willing to spend by keeping myself organized. Make an effort to find affordable bars, clubs, restaurants. Walk/bike instead of taking an Uber/Cabify." (Spring 23)