CFHI offers fair-trade, ethical programs, ensuring that our partners are fairly compensated for all of their work with program participants. Between 55% and 70% of program fees go directly back to the host community. In Bolivia through our partner organization in La Paz, CFHI supports a grassroots community health organization (El Centro de Apoyo al Empoderamiento de Madres Jovenes (EMJ)) run by CFHI’s La Paz Medical Director, focused on empowering young mothers to continue pursuing their life goals, by helping them to leverage resources and relationships within the community to seek out the services they require.
Billable items will be posted to your student account in early May and you will receive your bill in the same manner as you do for semester courses (either through your account online or mailed to you). Billable program costs cover major program expenses, including all accommodations during the program, two meals a day, and program site visits/excursions.
Non-billable items will not be posted to your student account and are estimates. You will need to cover your international airfare, one meal a day, minimal local ground transportation, passport and visa fees (if applicable), immunization costs, and spending money.
A list of University of Dayton scholarships for study abroad can be found here.
Refund and Withdrawal Policy
All costs are collectively negotiated for the purpose of reducing expenses, and most are paid in advance for all participants. For that reason, the University sets and enforces strict refund and withdrawal policies. Make sure you understand the following consequences of withdrawing from this program.
Students may only withdraw from a program by submitting the withdrawal notice in writing (email) to the Office of Education Abroad. These email notifications must be sent to Kelly Brannan Trail at email@example.com or Zoe Krzywda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Withdrawal circumstances beyond the applicant’s control may exempt the student from fee liabilities upon approval from the Office of Education Abroad.
A telephone call or in person office visit is NOT an acceptable method for a withdrawing from a program.
Students placed on probation after applying for study abroad, or dismissed from the University will be withdrawn from the program automatically. However, this withdraw will not occur until we are informed of the disciplinary sanction by the Office of Community Standards and Civility, which may be several weeks after the disciplinary sanction is rendered. Thus, students are encouraged to proactively notify the Office of Education Abroad if they are put on probation or dismissed from the university. Students withdrawn for disciplinary reasons are subject to the financial obligations schedule as of the date that the Office of Education Abroad withdraws their application. (See schedule below).
If a program is cancelled by the University for any reason at any date then affected students will not be subject to any financial withdrawal penalties.
Questions? Contact Kelly Brannan Trail at email@example.com or 937-229-3596.
Students who withdraw are liable for the following costs:
$200 Deposit: Non-refundable
Additional fees per schedule below
Additional Financial Obligations
Because the University makes several non-refundable payments on behalf of students, the following charges will be added to the student’s account based on the date at which they withdraw from the program:
Withdraw after the program begins: Full Program Fee Charged
Withdraw April 15 until program start date: $2200 charged
Withdraw April 1 - April 14: $1650 charged
Withdraw March 15 - 31: $1100 charged
Withdraw March 1 - 14: $550 charged
Withdraw prior to March 1: $200 non-refundable deposit is retained
These charges will be added to the student’s account, minus the $200 deposit already received.