Program Costs

Please see the table below for a list of costs for the different program options in 2018:

*Cost of $3,500 without grammar classes in the second month or cost of $3,750 with continued grammar classes. Note that students can choose to stay an additional one/two weeks (until August 30th) if their schedule allows it. Students would only pay the cost of housing and ongoing supervision for those weeks (approx. $175 a week).

*Cost of $3,500 without grammar classes in the second month or cost of $3,750 with continued grammar classes.
Note that students can choose to stay an additional one/two weeks (until August 30th) if their schedule allows it. Students would only pay the cost of housing and ongoing supervision for those weeks (approx. $175 a week).

Program fees include the following:
  • Tuition
  • Curriculum materials
  • Otra Cosa volunteer fee
  • Service learning fee (small fee paid to partner organizations to help with maintenance of their programs)
  • Housing
  • Transportation from the airport or bus station in Trujillo to your accommodations

Program fees do not include:

  • Airfare and other transportation costs (assistance will be provided in arranging travel)
  • Food (note that the cost of meals in Peru is very affordable; typically $2-5 /meal)

Scholarships and Funding

Students are encouraged to speak with their university’s academic departments and study abroad offices, as many universities offer small scholarships to cover training abroad. Students may be interested in education abroad scholarships, such as the following:

Additional Funding

Discounted flights to Peru can also be found through:

  • STA travel: After buying a $25 ISIC card, students (undergraduate and granduate) can get significantly discounted (up to 50% off) international flights.
  • Skyscanner: Good website for comparing different airlines and finding the cheapest available flights.