Group Programs (credit)

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required upon acceptance, to confirm enrollment in Academic Programs and the Internship program. Once CEDEI receives this deposit, it is credited toward the overall program fee. The remaining fees are billed by our USA office and must be paid prior to the start of the program. CEDEI reserves the right to cancel enrollment if it does not receive the aforementioned deposit in a timely fashion or if the student fails to pay the program fees in full by the due date indicated on the invoice.

Individual Programs (non-credit)

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required for both the Full Immersion Spanish Program (FISP) and the Spanish Immersion Volunteer Program (SIVP). This deposit will reserve your host family and instructors for your requested dates of study, and facilitate contact with volunteer organizations in Cuenca.

CEDEI accepts the following forms of payment (US dollars only):

- personal check drawn on or payable through a US bank

- money order issued by, or payable through, a US bank (US Postal Service money orders are also acceptable)

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Centers for Interamerican Studies (CEDEI) and sent to the following address:

Centers for Interamerican Studies
Attn: Kristine Nordstrom
14806 N 90th Ave
Peoria AZ 85381

-Credit card paments can be made through our secure server by following this link:
Visa/Mastercard: Credit Card Payments

- wire transfer

If you have any questions about payments, or if you wish to pay by wire transfer, please contact our billing department:

phone: +1-623-505-4525
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Tuition Refunds

Students are obligated for the full amount of tuition for the program in which they are enrolled. This amount must be paid by the date indicated in the invoice to secure enrollment.

For group programs (eg, Fall and Spring Semester in the Andes, Summer TEFL Program, and Intersession), If the student withdraws once orientation has started in Ecuador, CEDEI will only refund the funds that have not been already spent or committed on the student´s behalf.

For programs that last less than three weeks or for individual programs with flexible scheduling (eg, Internships, Full Immersion Spanish Program, Spanish Immersion Volunteer Program and Custom Program), a 100% refund will be made only if the individual cancels his/her participation two weeks prior to the beginning of his/her scheduled program. After that, no refund will be made.

Other Refunds

A refund for homestays will be made on a pro rata basis, less a $25 placement fee (per person), dating from the day the student successfully completes the check-out procedure with the Office of International Programs. 

No refunds will be made on other fees, especially those that have been committed to secure the student’s participation—including, but not limited to, tuition deposits, airfare and hotel payments, and volunteer placement fees.