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 2023-2024
The amounts listed correspond to the entire semester (typically 4 months in the fall and 5-5.5 months in the spring).
|EXPENSE||EXPENSE TYPE||FALL 2023||SPRING 2024|
|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||$180 - $680|
|Eating out (one meal/week)||Direct student cost||$170 - $500||$250 - $780|
|Personal care & hygiene||Direct student cost||$110||$160|
|Cultural life (concerts, theatre, cinema, museums)||Direct student cost||$300 - $360||$400 - $550|
|Gym||Direct student cost||$180||$ 250|
|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.
“It is very up to the student on how much they want to spend in Sevilla — the cost of living and food is much lower here but there is so much more to do and see that I spent more than I would at Cornell” (Spring 22)
“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)
“I would say they should keep a spreadsheet with all their expense and to keep track of all their money. Budget before you come” (Fall 22)