Program Costs and Financial Aid
Tuition is paid to Kenyon College which, in turn, grants credit for all 5 courses taken. The Kenyon-Honduras program is a non-profit enterprise and tuition monies are used to cover the following student expenses in Central America: research costs (including labor on your project); entrance, exit, and visa renewal fees; overnight stays in San Pedro Sula while entering and leaving the country (including all meals); two weeks of language instruction in Honduras; all fieldtrips (the Guatemalan excursion alone costs approximately $1,000.00 per person for the week), room, board, and airfares.
Tuition Costs: $18,158.00*
*a realistic, but still approximate, figure.
Room, Board, and Airfares:
Housing and airfares are paid out of tuitions as are food costs.
You will need to bring personal money to pay for sodas and beer, trips to the city for pizza and movies, souvenirs, evenings at the disco, and so forth. Every year people go crazy buying stuff in Guatemala, and you'll be tempted, too. You could get by with $350-400, but $600 would be better if you can manage it. Please bring travelers' checks (American Express is the easiest to change into the local currency), or personal checks (we deposit them in our dollar bank account and give you the equivalent in the local currency, Lempiras); cash is dangerous to have. ATMs are available in San Pedro for emergency cash.
Scholarship and Financial Aid
Students on financial aid have applied this support directly to program costs in the past unless the home institution had regulations prohibiting such transfers. You are strongly urged to contact the program directors or Kenyon's Financial Aid Office with all financial queries.
740-427-5430 (Craig Daugherty in Financial Aid)