Costs and Finances

Estimated Costs

Unfortunately the department has no funding for students participating in this project, Therefore you are responsible for all your own costs.

Expected costs: $1800 to $2000

Airfare: $800 to $1400, although some fortunate students in the past got theirs for $690. My tickets were $1000

Housing: Hotel costs on day of arrival and prior to leaving is $65 a night, which includes breakfast and transfers to the airport. If you share you room with one person then the cost is 32.50 per night. If three of you share a room it is only $27 per night

Housing in Abundancia is about $40 single, $46 dollars double and about 60 for a tripleroom. We plan on staying here for a week

Transportation: Including Busses and rental car is $100

Food: Food costs are on you own. We will have free breakfasts at our hotels. Each hotel has a good restaurant and there iare shopping centers close by to purchase food for lunches and snacks.

Passport: $135 for normal turn around time(4-5 weeks). $60 more for expediting it (2-3 weeks).
Visa: $160 if purchased directly from the consulate, more if you go through a visa company or if you need it expedited. Plan ahead to keep the costs down.