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I stayed with a host mom and I am so happy I did. I dove deep into the culture, and made it a part of my everyday life. There were some times when I would get frustrated with the language barrier, but overall it was totally worth it. I grew in my Spanish, and grew as a person as well.
– Megan Gray
Central College

dates and fees

2016-17 fees

Pricing information for Central students
Pricing information for visiting students

Central College students pay the same tuition rate for each of the international programs that they pay on the Central campus, plus the price for accommodations. In addition, students who transfer to Central College from another college or university must complete one semester at Central prior to participating in Study Abroad.

What's included:

  • Tuition
  • Guaranteed housing in Central College Abroad residence or homestay with a local Yucatecan family. Both options include all meals (Mon-Fri and brunch on Saturday)
  • Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad residence
  • Week-long orientation
  • Excursions and cultural events such as a five-day trip to the state of Chiapas
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
  • 24-hour staff and reception
  • On-site resident director and support services
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
  • Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
  • Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
  • International student ID card provided by INEXT
  • Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Fall 2015 dates*

Aug. 23, 2015
Aug. 24-27
Fall break
Oct. 14-18
Program ends
Dec. 3
Final date to vacate housing
Dec. 4

Spring 2016 dates*

Jan. 23, 2016
Jan. 24-26
Mid-term break
Mar. 7-13
Program ends
April 29
Final date to vacate housing
April 30

*Program dates are tentative. Do not purchase airline tickets based on these dates. Please check the official program calendar in your online acceptance account to confirm dates.