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Program Fees

FSD is a professional international development organization on the cutting edge of global grassroots initiatives. All funding for our programs and projects comes from private donors and program fees. Instead of relying on donations to reduce program costs, FSD directly applies more than 90% of our revenue to supporting the efforts of our community partner organizations, at no cost to them. Our fee-for-service model provides partner organizations with the most resources possible and participants with a premier professional development experience.

What costs are included in the FSD program fee?

The program fee covers all the in-country costs of your program, including the following items:

  • airport pickup
  • one-week orientation
  • family homestay
  • all meals
  • basic language lessons
  • development training workshops
  • a midterm retreat
  • in-country support from your FSD site team and U.S. staff
  • seed funding for your project
  • eligibility for additional project funding
  • medical evacuation and traveler's health insurance

SUMMER PROGRAM FEES

Number of WeeksArgentinaBoliviaIndiaKenyaNicaraguaUganda
9$5,545$5,175$5,230$5,475$5,540$5,650
10$5,795$5,425$5,480$5,725$5,790$5,900
11$6,045$5,675$5,730$5,975$6,040$6,150
12$6,295$5,925$5,980$6,225$6,290$6,400
13$6,495$6,125$6,180$6,425$6,490$6,600
14$6,695$6,325$6,380$6,625$6,690$6,800
15$6,895$6,525$6,580$6,825$6,890$7,000
16$7,095$6,725$6,780$7,025$7,090$7,200
17$7,295$6,925$6,980$7,225$7,290$7,400
18$7,495$7,125$7,180$7,425$7,490$7,600
19$7,695$7,325$7,380$7,625$7,690$7,800
20$7,895$7,525$7,580$7,825$7,890$8,000
21$8,095$7,725$7,780$8,025$8,090$8,200
22$8,295$7,925$7,980$8,225$8,290$8,400
23$8,495$8,125$8,180$8,425$8,490$8,600
24$8,695$8,325$8,380$8,625$8,690$8,800
25$8,895$8,525$8,580$8,825$8,890$9,000
26$9,095$8,725$8,780$9,025$9,090$9,200
27+ Add $150 for each additional week up to 56 weeks.

WINTER / FALL / SPRING PROGRAM FEES

Number of WeeksArgentinaBoliviaIndiaKenyaNicaraguaUganda
9$4,991$4,658$4,707$4,928$4,986$5,085
10$5,216$4,883$4,932$5,153$5,211$5,310
11$5,441$5,108$5,157$5,378$5,436$5,535
12$5,666$5,333$5,382$5,603$5,661$5,760
13$5,846$5,513$5,562$5,783$5,841$5,940
14$6,026$5,693$5,742$5,963$6,021$6,210
15$6,206$5,873$5,922$6,143$6,201 $6,300
16$6,386$6,053$6,102$6,323$6,381$6,480
17$6,566$6,233$6,282$6,503$6,561$6,660
18$6,746$6,413$6,462$6,683$6,741$6,840
19$6,926$6,593$6,642$6,863$6,921$7,020
20$7,106$6,773$6,822$7,043$7,101$7,200
21$7,286$6,953$7,002$7,223$7,281$7,380
22$7,466$7,133$7,182$7,403$7,461$7,560
23$7,646$7,313$7,362$7,583$7,641$7,740
24$7,826$7,493$7,542$7,763$7,821$7,920
25$8,006$7,673$7,722$7,843$8,001$8,100
26$8,186$7,853$7,902$8,123$8,181$8,280
27+ Add $150 for each additional week up to 56 weeks.

Early Bird Pricing Option

The more notice our in-country site teams and partner organizations have of your arrival, the better they can prepare and the more effective you will be. Apply early and submit your full program fee by the early application date to take $300 off the amount listed.

The early bird deadlines are October 1 (Winter), November 1 (Spring), March 1 (Summer) and June 1 (Fall)