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Cost

 
 

Program Cost

Cost per student: $3175

Includes:

  • All transportation expenses from Dulles International Airport,
    including roundtrip airfare, buses, and transfers.
  • All lodging (we will stay in hostels in San Pedro
    and while traveling through Uyuni).
  • All tuition costs / 4 academic credits.
    Cost Equivalent: Resident: $1,200; Non-Resident: $3,720.
  • All curricular equipment needs.
  • Some meals, including breakfasts and several lunches.
  • Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance.
  • Entrance fees for Chilean and Bolivian national parks.
  • Trip to Las Termas de Puritama (Puritama hot springs).
  • 3-day travel to the Salar de Uyuni.
  • Sandboarding in El Valle de la Muerte (Death Valley).
  • Visit to the ALMA Observatory.
  • 2-Day bike rental.
 

Funding your Trip

In most cases students may fund their enrollment through their student financial aid package. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for details. It's important to note that the fee for the program includes the cost of tuition for the class, and 4 academic credits; a cost equivalent of $1,200 for Residents, and $3,720 for Non-Resident. Students majoring in Art may apply to the College of Creative Arts’ Student Travel Development Grant to help defray the cost of the trip. Art students may also apply to the School of Art and Design’s GPS Course Scholarship. Students majoring in other disciplines may find specific student travel grants available through their department or college. Consult your advisor to discover which options may be available to you. Further information about funding can be found on the WVU Study Abroad website, and the WVU Financial Aid website.

 Gearing up for a 15 mile ride to the Valley of the Moon.

Gearing up for a 15 mile ride to the Valley of the Moon.

 Hot springs of Puritama.

Hot springs of Puritama.

 Desembarking in Calama

Desembarking in Calama

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 Hiking in the Valley of the Moon.

Hiking in the Valley of the Moon.