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Fees and Housing



During the program, you will be housed with a local family that is part of our network. Location will be within easy walking distance to the campus. Families will guarantee a private room with a space to study. Almost all meals will be taken with the family except some meals on excursions or weekend field trips. The University of New Orleans staff works with our Costa Rica on site coordinator to ensure the comfort and safety of our participants. Host families are matched with our students according to special requirements and interests. A comprehensive housing form will be part of the program application.


University of New Orleans degree-seeking students: $3,395.00
Guest students: $3,895.00

This cost includes: tuition, university fees, home stay accommodations with 3 meals per day, laundry, all class required academic day field trips and two weekend field trips, a welcome party and reception, and limited group accident insurance.

Not included in the cost are: airfare, passport fees, telephone calls, optional excursions, textbooks, or any items of a personal nature.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $300 is required with your application. A second payment of $500 is due prior to March 1. The balance will be due prior to April 1. This payment schedule will be applicable to all student participants regardless of date of application. Anyone not following the payment schedule will automatically be placed on the waiting list. Students applying after April 1, depending on space availability, are required to pay the full amount upon enrolling in the program. All checks must be made payable to the University of New Orleans and mailed to:

Payment Schedule

  1. Upon registration: A deposit of $300.00 is required with the application. ($150.00 of this deposit is a non-refundable application fee).
  2. March 1: A second payment of $500.00 is due.
  3. After March 1: Provided space is available, late applicants must remit a payment of $800.00 with the application.
  4. April 1: Payment in full is due. Participants applying after this date must remit the entire program cost with the application.
  5. Unless payments are made on schedule, we cannot guarantee a place in the program.
  6. If payment is by check, it must be made payable to The University of New Orleans and mailed to UNO - Division of International Education, 2000 Lakeshore Dr. New Orleans , LA 70148.
  7. Credit Card payments can be made on line via our secure program web site: https://inst.uno.edu/secure/intled/inst/payments/

Refunds & Cancellation Policy

  1. Before March 1: All payments (except $150 application fee) are fully refundable if a student withdraws from the program voluntarily before this date.
  2. After March 1: A cancellation fee of $650.00 will be assessed.
  3. After April 1 and until 11 days before the start date of the program: only those monies that can be recovered from vendors by the university will be refunded.
  4. If a student withdraws within 10 days before the commencement of the program NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE.
  5. The effective date of a cancellation shall be the date that written notice is received by the Program Director at the University of New Orleans .
  6. Refund policies apply to all students regardless of date of application or circumstance.
NOTE : the participant remains ultimately responsible for the payment of all program costs regardless of any circumstances such as but not limited to the deferment of payments against the anticipated arrival of financial aid.

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