Travel and arrival information
Passport and Visa
Travel and arrival information
IS THE AIRFAIR INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PROGRAM COST ?
No, airfare are not included in our programs
WHAT DAY SHOULD I ARRIVE ?
The first day of the program which is listed on the website should be your departure date. Don’t forget to take the time difference into account when travelling from the US to Spain.
WILL I BE PICKED UP AT THE AIRPORT UPON ARRIVAL ?
Airport reception is included in the total program cost, but airport transfer to your accommodation is not included.
WHAT DAY SHOULD I DEPART AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM ?
You will need to leave the day after your final exams are done. If you would like to stay longer you need to make the appropriate arrangements with your landladies.
WILL I BE TAKEN TO THE AIRPORT UPON DEPARTURE OF THE HOST COUNTRY ?
Airport transportation at the end of the semester is not included in the program cost.
Passport and Visa Questions
For students who already have a passport, please check BEFORE coming abroad that your passport is not due to expire and that it will be valid for the full length of your stay.
DO I NEED A PASSPORT TO STUDY IN SPAIN ?
Yes, no matter how long you plan to spend abroad it is your responsibility to obtain a passport.
DO I NEED A VISA TO STUDY IN SPAIN FOR THE SPRING OR FALL TERMS?
U.S. students studying for a semester or academic year program that last longer than 90 days are required by Spanish law to obtain a student visa. Please contact the education abroad office at UW-Platteville at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
DO I NEED A VISA TO STUDY IN SPAIN FOR THE SUMMER OR WINTERIM TERMS?
No, you will only need a visa if you plan on staying in Spain for more than 90 days.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE MY PASSPORT ?
If you lose your passport or it gets stolen at any point whilst you are abroad you will need to go to the Police Department and file a report. You will then have to take this report to the Embassy who will give you a temporary passport until you can have a new one issued. We will help you with the entice process.
WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION IS PROVIDED ?
All students participating in the SAIIE program live with Spanish families as part of the cultural immersion program.
ARE MEALS INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PROGRAM COST ?
Breakfast and mid-day meals are included Monday through Friday and evening meals Sunday through Thursday.
ARE LAUNDRY SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PROGRAM COST ?
Each student is allowed 1 load of laundry per week.
HOW FAR IS THE ACCOMODATION FROM THE SCHOOL ?
All students are placed in accommodation no more than 30 minutes’ walking distance from the school.
WHAT IF I AM VEGETARIAN / HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY ?
Please let us know in advance if you are vegetarian or are allergic to a certain type of food and we will ensure you are placed with a family who will cater for your needs.
DO WE OFFER ANY FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES ?
There's many opportunitties out there for students to be eligible to financial aid. Please check out our financial aid page on all the different financial aid opportunities you have at: https://www.saiie.com/more/financial-aid