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Costs

Program fees cover all housing, food, medical and non-medical staff, translator, and in country transportation. Interns pay for their plane tickets, spending money, and fun travel separately. If you are traveling with a faculty-led chapter, additional fees may apply.

Updated in May 2024

Program Fees for 2-week Outreach Trips

A regular Outreach Trips last for 2 weeks, with:

  • Medical Outreach is available in all of VAW Global’s host countries.
  • Dental Outreach is available in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru and Vietnam.
  • Veterinary Outreach is available in Cambodia (NEW), Peru and Guatemala.
  • Global Health Outreach is available in Guatemala.
Country Available Outreach Regular program fee High season program fee (*) Medication & Supply fee (**)
Cambodia Veterinary $1895 $1995 $200
Dominican Republic Medical, Dental $2395 $2495 $200
Guatemala Medical, Dental, Vet, Global Health $2095 $2195 $200
Mexico Medical $2395 $2495 $200
Panama Medical $2395 $2495 $200
Peru Medical, Dental, Veterinary $2095 $2195 $200
Uzbekistan Medical $1000 $1000 $200
Vietnam Medical, Dental $1895 $1995 $200

(*) High season program fee (for 2-week Outreach trips): The high season in Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam is during the months of May and August. In Guatemala, it is in May and June, and in Mexico, it is in May and July. For all countries, December 24th to January 1st is considered high season, except for Mexico, where the entire months of December and January are included. Please note that If any of a team’s trip days fall within that range, the high season program fee applies.

(**) The Medication & Supply Fund Fee: Funds to purchase the medications & supplies that are utilized for patients throughout the clinics.

Program Fees for 1-week Outreach Trips

A short Outreach Trips (1-week)

  • lasts for 8 days, 7 nights;
  • is available in Guatemala, Mexico and Peru;
  • is not available during Summer season.
Country Available Outreach Regular program fee High season program fee (*) Medication & Supply fee (**)
Guatemala Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Global Health $1050 $1100 $100
Mexico Medical $1195 $1245 $100
Peru Medical, Dental, Veterinary $1050 $1100 $100

(*) High season program fee (for 1-week outreach trips): VAW Global Health Alliance’s high season is from December 24-January 1. Mexico also includes the whole month of December & January. If any of a team’s trip days fall within that range, the high season program fee applies.

(**) The Medication & Supply Fund Fee: Funds to purchase the medications & supplies that are utilized for patients throughout the clinics. The new amount takes effect from Summer 2024 onward.

Details of Program Fee

The program fees DO include the following: (1) Food and lodging* in the host community for up to two weeks; (2) In country transportation to and from scheduled work sites; (3) Transportation to and from the airport in the host community; (4) Working with local partner organizations; (5) Gaining valuable international experience; (6) Orientation in the host community; (7) Access to 24-hour support staff on-site in the host community; (8) Access to support staff prior to departure to the host community; (9) Participation in productive intern work; and (10) Living in communities with VAW Global staff and other interns. Interns should check with their local schools, as some provide college credit for VAW Global’s abroad program.

The program fees DO NOT include (1) Passport, entry, or visa fees; (2) Independent travel during, before or after the program; *(3) Food, lodging and transportation during independent travel; (4) Personal expenses; (5) airfare; or (6) faculty program fees or airfare if traveling with a faculty-led trip.

Program fees may change without notice due to currency exchanges and the unique nature of international travel. Current prices are available on VAW Global’s website.

Program fees cover interns housing, food, clinic transportation and staff while they are in the host community. They cover transportation to and from the airport in the host country if they are flying with the group. It does not include flights or funds for outside/free day activities. Please feel free to read through our full Terms & Conditions.

Dates and Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year and are subject to limited availability. Individual interns will be placed on a team with an existing chapter during dates that are convenient for them. Clubs are run throughout the year at universities throughout the world. International trips take place during winter, spring and summer breaks.

Deposit deadlines are different for every team. Please contact us or your chapter leader for more information. You must purchase your airfare (on your own or through a Travel Agency) and submit your flight details 12 weeks prior to departure so we can arrange airport pick up. All fees are due in full no later than 8 weeks prior to trip departure.

There are no refunds, for any reason, to anybody.  You will only be able to transfer to another trip, if you alert us more than 6 months prior to your trip departure OR up to 8 weeks prior your trip departure with a $250 transfer fee. CFAR Insurance Information will be available for purchase to protect your funds from any losses.