In order to enroll in this course, you will be required to pay a program fee at the time that you commit to your program. The program fee serves as deposit and is non-refundable. The program fee typically covers housing and program activities.

Budget Breakdown

The Office of Global Learning provides the below estimated budget so you can understand the costs of your program and how they will be paid. The estimated budget indicates which study abroad costs are billable through Cornell or out of pocket.

Charges that you will pay directly to Global Development but will not appear on your bursar bill:

  • Program Fee Deposit: Non-refundable fee that goes towards housing and program activities.

Charges that will appear on your bursar bill:

  • Program Fee Remainder
  • Spring Tuition

Estimated additional costs paid directly by the student, such as: 

  • Estimated additional costs will be outline once program fee is confirmed. Students should expect to pay for round trip airfare to and from Quito Ecuador.

Estimated Budget

Costs Paid to the Global Development
Nonrefundable Program Fee (Deposit - $500; Remainder - $1110) $1,610
Estimated Additional Costs (payable on site or prior to departure)  
Meals $250
Estimated Intl Airfare $900-1100
Personal Expenses $50
Sub-Total Costs Paid Directly by Student
Total Cost of Attendance (estimated):

National Scholarships

This program is eligible for funding from a variety of sources. Pay close attention to eligibility criteria and deadlines as many applications are due well ahead of the experience. As well, funding decisions can take several weeks, and students should plan ahead to ensure they can still follow the payment schedule required by the program.

Cornell and Individual Program Grants

  • Program Funding – Program funding will be available to eligible students and reviewed as part of the regular application to the program. Some eligibility requirements may be included. Additional information may be requested by the program.
  • Einhorn Service Travel Grant - Provides up to $1,000 for students participating in community-engaged learning over academic breaks.
  • Find Cornell funding opportunities at From the homepage, click Opportunities at the top and then under Categories on the left side of the screen, click Fellowships and Funding. Then hit Search.

Financial Aid 

As a spring break program, any financial aid for program fees beyond the course tuition should be discussed with Cornell’s Office of Financial Aid for more information.