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* $1,257 $1,712 $2,273
Bolivia $1,476 $1,679 $2,083
Brazil $1,399 $1,736 $2,157
Ghana** $1,782 $2,145 $2,745
Jamaica $1,411 $1,801 $2,315
Navajo Nation* $1,468 $1,802 $2,310
Northern Ireland $1,865 $2,382 $3,135
Pittsburgh* $1,221 $1,601 $2,037
Poland/Germany** $1,445 $2,072 $2,860
Puerto Rico* $1,650 $1,947 $2,178
Trinidad & Tobago $1,188 $1,579 $2,121
Washington DC* $1,234 $1,559 $2,009

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.

**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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