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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.


2012-2013 Outbound Fees
(All fees subject to exchange rate at time of invoicing)

School Program

Country Academic Year Semester
Austria $8,493 $8,277
China $8,867 $6,853
Costa Rica $7,550 $6,250
Denmark $7,267 $7,277
Finland $8,493 $8,277
France $8,893 $8,015
Germany $7,742 $6,375
Holland $7,772 $7,555
Italy $7,813 $6,871
Norway $7,267 $7,555
Sweden $7,772 $7,555
Switzerland $8,854 $8,710


Summer Program

China Summer Program $2,500


Trimester Program

Spain Trimester Program $7,800


Program Fees Include:
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Orientation in host country
  • Room and board with a host family
  • Comprehensive travel health insurance
  • 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
  • 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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