2015-2016 Outbound Fees
(All fees subject to exchange rate at time of invoicing)
Program Fees Include:
Orientation in host country
Room and board with a host family
Host family recruitment and screening
Regular supervision by a coordinator
Monthly academic and social reports
Support from Portland ETC office
Assistance in obtaining passport and visa (fees paid by participant)
Program Fees Exclude:
Educational or recreational overnight field trips
School lunch money if student decides to buy school lunch
Spending money for cell phones and so on
Domestic and international airfare (except for China summer program)
Passport, visa fees and any other expenses related to obtaining a visa
Comprehensive travel health insurance (Insurance is purchased by ETC and required, with the cost being $800 for all-year programs and $400 for semester programs, for all countries.)
School books, uniforms or additional fees (if required)
Application and Deposit and Fees
A non-refundable application fee of $250 is due at the time that the application is submitted.
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A Program Fee Deposit of $750 for the School Year Program, and $500 for the Semester/Summer Program is due within 15 days of acceptance by ETC.
Program Fee Payment
The initial payment depends on selection of country. Please call ETC to discuss the payment arrangements.
Total program payment is generally due thirty days before departure from the USA.
Refund / Cancellation Policy
Program fee deposit is refundable if applicant is not accepted by the partner organization.
No refunds subsequent to official placement in host family, and or school.
No refunds subsequent to departure date.