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For more detailed country information, please see also our Country Handbook for each country.

Our programs include pretty much everything except your flight and personal spending money (please see the section What's Included for details). It is important that you budget these expenses:

Flight:

Oaxaca, Mexico $500 - $900
San José, Costa Rica $350 - $900
Buenos Aires, Argentina $800 - $1,600
Granada, Spain $1,000 - $1,500

Miscellaneous:

(such as meals with friends outside of your host family, gifts for family, etc.) per week

Oaxaca, Mexico $50 - $100
Buenos Aires, Argentina $75 - $125
Heredia, Costa Rica $50 - $100
Granada, Spain $75 - $125

Laundry:

Laundry is not included in Mexico and Argentina. Estimated expenses below:

Oaxaca, Mexico $1.50/load
Buenos Aires, Argentina $10 - $20/week
Heredia, Costa Rica $0
Granada, Spain $0

Daily Transportation:

Oaxaca, Mexico $0
Buenos Aires, Argentina $0.30/day
Heredia, Costa Rica $0
Granada, Spain $0

Entrance & Exit Fees:

Oaxaca, Mexico $0
Buenos Aires, Argentina $0
Heredia, Costa Rica $29 (airport exit tax - all students) (semester students also pay approx $30 in fees for the Panama excursion)
Granada, Spain $0

Meals:

(all of our programs include lunch with your host family EXCEPT Argentina):

Oaxaca, Mexico $0/week
Buenos Aires, Argentina $25/week
Heredia, Costa Rica $0/week
Granada, Spain $0/week

Passport:

New $140
Renewal $110

Books:

(Spanish language books are included in all location except for Argentina. For elective classes, you may have to purchase additional books or packets):

SUMMER (Spanish Language Classes)
Oaxaca, Mexico $0
Buenos Aires, Argentina $0-$25 per book
Heredia, Costa Rica $0
Granada, Spain $0-$25 per book
SUMMER (Elective Classes)
Oaxaca, Mexico $0
Buenos Aires, Argentina $0-$25 per book
Heredia, Costa Rica $0
Granada, Spain $0-$25 per book
SEMESTER
Oaxaca, Mexico $0
Buenos Aires, Argentina $50 - $75 per book
Heredia, Costa Rica $50 - $75 per book
Granada, Spain $25 per book
WINTER BREAK
Oaxaca, Mexico $0
Buenos Aires, Argentina $0
Heredia, Costa Rica $0
Granada, Spain $0

Student Visas (semester & academic year students only):

Oaxaca, Mexico student visa not needed
Buenos Aires, Argentina approx $160 (not included)
Heredia, Costa Rica student visa not needed
Granada, Spain approx $160 (not included)