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anonymous
University of Montana, Missoula, United States
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food in Alicante was extremely cheap. The telephone obviously adds up when you are making calls cross continental instead of within the same country. Accomodation is unbelievably cheap if you go through the university. But, I recommend not going through a program if you want to save money. My friends who went through a program are spending $5,000 more than I because I applied directly. The reason I am spending more on travel is because I choose to travel to other countries and cities in Spain on the weekends. Overall, Spain is quite cheap and it will be difficult to go back to the states and pay the prices that we seem to be stuck with there.
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife, Housing, Overall:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
DON┤T GO THROUGH A PROGRAM. APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE HOST SCHOOL.
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Jessica
University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food is much cheaper in spain - cost of living is way below that of Britain. Most calls I made were international - made with a Eurodirect phonecard - but spent quite alot this way, also I normally text friends but it was expensive to do this internationally! Also I wouldn't normally travel that much at home - in spain i took advantage of my position and the accessibility to the country! Therefore this expenditure was irregular to normal living costs!
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Telephone, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Carnet joven - you get discounts on public transport (Bonojoven - tam office), at the cinema and others! Also shop in Lidl in San Vicente - it's economical and really not as bad as everyone thinks!
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Sabra
Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR, United States
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent more on accommodation, because my host family charged a bundle for me to stay there. But if you live in an apartment on your own or with other students, it is a lot cheaper. When I was there, they didn't have the euro yet, so clothes and travel, etc. were generally cheaper. I loved shopping there!
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Telephone, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
You can save a lot of money by walking. Almost everywhere in Alicante is within 30 minutes walking distance. I walked to the beach almost every day after class. It burned off calories and was a fun walk anyway along the coast and past all of my favorite stores!
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Kathryn
DePauw University, Greencastle, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The exchange rate was the main reason I spent more on food and other necesities, but other than that the pricing was not that different. Traveling was cheaper because the flights and train tickets are cheaper than in the United States and I took advantage of that and was able to visit many countries in Europe.
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Nightlife, Food, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The cost of renting an apartment surprised me because it is much cheaper than in America. Howewer, utilities can be vey expensive so saving water/energy is very important.
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Thomas
Applachain State University, Boone, NC, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I wanted to travel in Spain, so that is what I did. What can I say, it is Alicante, so I did spend more on Nightlife. In my home uni. there are only a few bars none like the ones in Alicante!
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Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
If your parents have an account with Wachovia, as a studnet you get 4 free non-Wachovia ATM withdrawals. This saved a lot of money and it was so easy to convert dollars to euros.
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michiel1981
Hogeschool Drenthe, Emmen, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
At home I lived with my parents, so accomodation and food for 'free'. Telephone because I had to stay in contact with friends etc. Nightlife because I travelled within Spain to see some more than only Alicante. Nightlife, was cheaper because the prices are lower in Spain, although I partied more than I would do at my home University.
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Overall, Telephone, Housing, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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