Most Affordable Full Semester Study Abroad Programs
Spring 2022
July 6, 2021

Some say that studying abroad is priceless…but the price tag is real, and costs can add up quickly. The largest expense of a study abroad experience is typically the program fee which can vary greatly due to differences in tuition, housing, and the cost of activities in each location.

According to, the average cost of a semester abroad is $18,000. To showcase some of our lower-cost programs, we’ve curated a list of SAI’s most affordable full semester, on-site study abroad programs of Spring Semester 2022:

Photo by Summer 2019 student, Daria Vander Maten

Under $12k 


  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (12-15 credits): starting at $11,500
    • Course subjects: art, business, communication, economics, history, language, politics
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (12-15 credits): starting at $11,600
    • Course subjects: international relations, international business, Spanish language, and interdisciplinary studies
  • Universitat de Vic (12-15 credits): starting at $11,400
    • Course subjects: business, design, and innovation


Photo by Summer 2019 student, Cecelia Moseley

Under $14k


  • Florence University of the Arts (12-15 credits): starting at $14,000
    • Course subjects: business, visual arts, fashion, fine arts, food and wine studies, global studies, horticulture, hospitality, interior design, Italian studies, journalism, communication, liberal arts, science, math, health studies & more!


Photo by Fall 2019 student, Olivia Gragg

Under $16k


  • Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento (12-15 credits): starting at $15,000
    • Course subjects: arts, business, marketing, natural sciences, Italian language & culture, and social sciences
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (12-18 credits): starting at $14,300
    • Course subjects: business, fashion & design, Italian culture, communications, media, international relations, law, marketing, and social sciences
  • Nuova Academia di Bell Arti, Milan (12-18 credits): starting at $15,700
    • Course subjects: art & design, communication & graphic design, design, fashion design, history, interior design, product design, and Italian language


  • Paris School of Business: starting at $15,100
    • Course subjects: business, finance, luxury management, management, and marketing

Photo by Spring 2018 student, Grace Dillon

Financial Aid & SAI Scholarships

SAI is proud to offer scholarships for many eligible programs. Additionally, our business office is happy to provide financial aid guidance and processing as part of SAI’s 360 Services.

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SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.