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Itineraries and Budgets


The program fee is determined in August with the consent of the leader(s), who work closely and collaboratively with Global Learning staff.  This fee varies from program to program and reflects the actual costs of development and delivery based upon extensive research and consultation.  Consistent with the College’s commitments to sustainable environmental and economic stewardship, faculty are encouraged to design affordable and sustainable programs and to seek the following program fees for the different program types (tuition excluded):
  • May Seminars (international)
    • 2-week - $6,000 (plus 2-week campus classroom)
    • 3-week - $7,000 (plus 1-week campus classroom)
    • 4-week - $8,000
  • Portal Seminars (domestic and international)
    • 2-week domestic (ground travel) - $2,000 (plus 1-week campus classroom)
    • 3-week international - $5,000
    • 4-week international - $6,000
  • Breakaway Seminars (fall and spring interim)
    • 1-week domestic (ground travel) - $1,000
    • 1-week domestic (air travel) - $2,000
    • 1-week international - $3,000
  •  World Work Seminars ($500 subsidy available on some programs)
    • 1-week domestic (ground travel) - $1,000 
    • 1-week international - $2,000
    • 2-week international - $3,000
    • 4-week international - $4,000

The program fee reflects a budget model of student participation and expense assumptions that guide program development.  Budget problems are resolved through program changes.  Cutting or reducing elements of a program to meet budget needs can be difficult for all involved.  Global Learning staff will assist faculty to develop affordable programs without compromising academic quality.  However, certain uncontrollable costs (jet fuel prices, exchange rates, admissions fees) can change throughout the development process.  Despite best efforts, leaders sometimes need to make changes that address such situations or advertised seminar prices may need to be increased.
Tuition and Participation Policies for Faculty and Family