Total Program Cost (see table below) consists of the following components:
Application: refundable only if not accepted or the program cancels. See refund policy for complete details.
Tuition: includes academic credit and administrative costs.
Transportation: includes most (but not all) ground transportation in Guatemala. Participant is responsible for airfare to/from Guatemala, and also short public transortation and/or taxi on your own. Detailed description in program syllabus.
Travel Abroad Medical Insurance: required for study abroad programs. Includes medical evacuation and repatriation coverage. Purchase directly from Wells Fargo Insurances Services (contact information will be provided after application is accepted).
Lodging: covers residencies in Abtigua, Tikal, El Mirador, Ixobel, Panajachel and San Pedro la Laguna. Includes camping and some stays at hotels/hostels.
Academic: includes course readers, camping fees, hiking permits, the group library, first aid supplies, photocopying, water filters and miscellaneous expenses.
Meals: purchase on your own in Guatemala. Estimate $15/day.
Incidentals: costs for laundry, snacks, film, etc. Suggested amount is $200.
|TOTAL PROJECTED COSTS|
|Due to Humboldt State University, pre-program (Application fee due with application. Make check out to Humboldt State University. Please see refund policy.)||Application Fee||$200|
|Total (due to HSU before program begins)||$3,675|
Pre-Program personal expenses
|Travel Abroad Medical Insurance, via Wells Fargo (mandatory)||$100|
|$135 (actual amount will vary)|
|Round Trip Air Transportation||$700 (based on travel from major U.S. city)|
|During Program personal expenses||Airport Exit Tax||$30|
|Transportation in Guatemala||$50|
|Food & Incidentals||$835 (amount will vary by individual)|
This is an estimate, updated as of Feb. 9, 2010. Costs are subject to change.
The Sierra Institute and HSU Extended Education do not provide financial aid for their programs. However, if you already receive aid, it may be possible to apply it to Sierra Institute programs. Please refer to our financial aid section in general information.