What is the Cost of GHCE?

The cost of the program varies by site, but generally runs from $3,000 - $5,000 for airfare, lodging and expenses. Students are responsible for all costs of the program, although financial aid may be available. Host sites may charge a fee or tuition.


This program is student-funded. Students who are accepted into the program are responsible for any and all costs, including airfare, living expenses, host site tuition/program fees and any necessary pre-travel vaccines, medication, and supplies. Most students may be eligible for financial aid to help offset expenses, and the GHRC can assist students in identifying potential scholarship resources and opportunities.

Students are required to apply to Independent Learning through UW Study Abroad. UW Study Abroad's Independent Learning program allows students to maximize their financial aid when pursuing credits overseas for an enrollment fee of $350. As of 2020, you may be enrolled in other domestic credits in the same quarter as your GHCE.