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Council on Standards for International Educational Travel

Study Abroad Fees & Terms
The sooner you apply for ETC Study Abroad programs, the better. Spaces are limited and it's a first come first serve basis.

2014-2015 Outbound Fees
(All fees subject to exchange rate at time of invoicing)

Program Fees Include:
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Orientation in host country
  • Room and board with a host family
  • Host family recruitment and screening
  • Regular supervision by a coordinator
  • Monthly academic and social reports
  • Support from Portland ETC office
  • Assistance in obtaining passport and visa (fees paid by participant)

Program Fees Exclude:
  • Educational or recreational overnight field trips
  • School lunch money if student decides to buy school lunch
  • Spending money for cell phones and so on
  • Domestic and international airfare (except for China summer program)
  • Passport, visa fees and any other expenses related to obtaining a visa
  • Comprehensive travel health insurance (Insurance is purchased by ETC and required, with the cost being $800 for all-year programs and $400 for semester programs, for all countries.)
  • School books, uniforms or additional fees (if required)

Application and Deposit and Fees

  • A non-refundable application fee of $250 is due at the time that the application is submitted.
  • A Program Fee Deposit of $750 for the School Year Program, and $500 for the Semester/Summer Program is due within 15 days of acceptance by ETC.

Program Fee Payment

  • The initial payment depends on selection of country. Please call ETC to discuss the payment arrangements.
  • Total program payment is generally due thirty days before departure from the USA.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

  • Program fee deposit is refundable if applicant is not accepted by the partner organization.
  • No refunds subsequent to official placement in host family, and or school.
  • No refunds subsequent to departure date.

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Country Academic Year Semester
France $9,000 $8,500
Germany $8,500 $7,000
Italy $9,500 $8,500
Japan $8,500 $7,500
Spain $13,300* $10,000*
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