Program Costs

Please see the table below for a list of costs for the different program options in 2017:

* Note that the Cohort Two program actually runs for five weeks. The week of the 24th July is a Peruvian national holiday and whilst students will have classes from Monday to Wednesday, some service learning sites are closed. The program has therefore been extended to five weeks to ensure equal time at those sites. The cost difference is down to housing. ** Practicum students will have the choice to continue with or without Spanish classes in their second month. $3,650 without, $4,000 with.

* Note that the Cohort Two program actually runs for five weeks. The week of the 24th July is a Peruvian national holiday and whilst students will have classes from Monday to Wednesday, some service learning sites are closed. The program has therefore been extended to five weeks to ensure equal time at those sites. The cost difference is down to housing.
** Practicum students will have the choice to continue with or without Spanish classes in their second month. $3,650 without, $4,000 with.

Program fees include the following:

  • Tuition
  • Curriculum materials
  • Otra Cosa volunteer fee
  • Service learning fee (small fee paid to partner organizations to help with maintenance of their programs)
  • Housing
  • Transportation from the airport or bus station in Trujillo to your accommodations

Program fees do not include:

  • - Airfare and other transportation costs (assistance will be provided in arranging travel)
  • - Food (note that the cost of meals in Peru is very affordable; typically $2-5 /meal)

Scholarships and Funding

Students are encouraged to speak with their university’s academic departments and study abroad offices, as many universities offer small scholarships to cover training abroad. Students may be interested in education abroad scholarships, such as the following:

Additional Funding

Discounted flights to Peru can also be found through:

  • STA travel: After buying a $25 ISIC card, students (undergraduate and granduate) can get significantly discounted (up to 50% off) international flights.
  • Fly For Good: Individuals of all ages (including non-students) can get significantly discounted flights when traveling to work with a registered non-profit. Otra Cosa Network is a registered charity in the UK and Peru.