There are two options available for living arrangements: Home stay: This option is strongly recommended. Live with a local Spanish family. English will not be spoken in the home and will be provided with a single room. Included are two meals per day. You may decide each day which two meals you would like to have with the family and simply advise your mother in advance. This option is especially recommended for students with limited Spanish proficiency.
Apartment shares are co-ed with about 5 or 6 students. You will be in an apartment with Spanish students, European students who are learning Spanish like you, and possibly another student from BHSU or the University of Illinois. You will be responsible for your own meals and for participating in typical shared household duties. All utilities are included in your program fees. You will be provided with sheets, but not towels. Please note that you may not specify preferences in choosing this option and you may be placed in an apartment with smokers.
All payments wil be made directly to CEGRI. There is a $50 application fee. This amount will be applied toward the program cost. The fee is non-refundable should you decide not participate in the program.
Program cost will depend on the strength of the dollar against the Euro, but costs are generally equivalent to attending Black Hills State University.
If you wish to use Financial Aid for your study abroad experience, please visit the Financial Aid Office in Woodburn long before you leave to study abroad.
*If you have a S.D. Opportunities Scholarship, you can petition the Board of Regents to waive the requirement of continuous on-campus enrollment.
If you intend to study abroad for a semester or a year, you might apply for scholarship monies through the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Their website is: http://www.iie.org/nsep
Rotary International provides scholarships to "outstanding future leaders" for study abroad. http://www.rotary.org or call 605.394.5251.
If you currently receive Pell Grant money, you can apply for a scholarship to study abroad at http://www.iie.org//programs/gilman/index.html