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

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)

Click here to see the International Development Internship, ProCorps, and Community-Based Research program fee breakdown.