Sample Program Fees

Per Person Pricing

All of our short term programs are fully customized. Based on the size of the group, time of year, lodging options, add-ons, and other considerations, fees will vary. These are only average estimates for basic programs. Program fees include food, lodging, ground transportation*, cultural and recreational activities, and an on-site staff person. All programs – with the exception of domestic programs – include travel, trip, and evacuation insurance. All fees additionally include a contribution to a community partner organization, which typically takes place through the purchase of building materials, stipends for speakers, or other general operating donations.

Our Standard Per Participant Fees, based on a minimum of 10 participants:

Site 7 Days 10 Days 14 Days
Appalachia* $1,606 $2,066 $2,465
Bolivia $1,571 $1,847 $2,195
Brazil $1,668 $2,162 $2,749
Ecuador $1,793 $2,152 $2,572
Ghana** $1,800 $2,020 $2,700
Jamaica $1,411 $1,801 $2,315
Italy $1,905 $2,222 $3,017
Navajo Nation* $2,076 $2,560 $3,388
Northern Ireland $2,244 $2,932 $3,949
Pine Ridge $1,742 $2,312 $3,152
Pittsburgh* $1,418 $1,885 $2,525
Poland/Germany** $1,749 $2,232 $3,082
Puerto Rico* $1,985 $2,355 $3,088
Trinidad & Tobago** $1,900 $2,300 $2,750
Washington DC* $1,529 $1,877 $2,543

Costs for group leaders, faculty, and/ or other chaperones can be incorporated into participant program fees upon request.

We are in the process of reviewing the standard fees for several sites. If you don’t see standard short-term program fees for the site you’re interested in, please contact the Amizade site liaison for more information. You can find their contact information on that site’s program page.

*In the Navajo Nation, Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico, and Appalachia participants must provide their own ground transportation.

*Standard budget for Washington DC is based on hostel fees and groups preparing their own meals. Hotel stay and dining out will be an additional cost.

** 7-day programs to Poland do not include travel to Berlin, Germany. 7-day programs to Trinidad do not include travel to Tobago.

**Standard programs to Ghana do not include travel to Kumasi.

Please note that Amizade goes to great lengths to ensure that over 80% of fees go directly to program costs. Less than 20% of fees go to administration. Group Program fees can be paid by check mailed to our office. Payments made with a credit card via our website will incur a 3% processing fee.


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