Quito, Ecuador Program Cost and Financial Aid

The basic cost of the 2023 Quito program, OPTION 1 (SPAN 2010 and SPAN 3160) is $7,395.11.

The basic cost of the 2022 Quito program, OPTION 2 (SPAN 3160 and SPAN 3170) is $7,280.11.

Costs included in program fee

  • Tuition and fees
  • Administrative fees
  • Ground transportation to and from airport in Quito
  • On-site orientation and mentorship by WMU graduate assistant
  • City tour
  • A welcome group meal
  • Room and board (two meals)
  • Free laundry service
  • Insurance
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Advising support
  • Computer lab with Internet and print access
  • WiFi
  • Cell phone
  • Excursions to Otavalo and Middle of the World, as well as many social, cultural co-curricular activities and field trips around the city of Quito

Costs not included

  • Airfare
  • Passport
  • Covid tests
  • Personal expenses and additional personal travel


Western Michigan University purchases basic medical insurance to cover the program's participants while they are abroad. Information regarding this coverage will be distributed to each student by the Study Abroad Office upon acceptance into the program. Students will receive health insurance information outlining the extent of coverage and the procedures to follow in case of accident or illness abroad. Additional health insurance coverage is not required for the program, but students may wish to purchase supplementary coverage. Questions concerning health insurance should be directed to the Study Abroad Office.

Financial aid

Students are strongly encouraged to apply for the College of Arts and Sciences International Study Scholarship and the HIGE Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. These awards are given on the basis of demonstrated financial need and/or merit. Applications for these grants may be found by clicking on the links above or by visiting their respective websites.

A variety of other study abroad assistance is available through the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

Department scholarships are available. Business students should also consult with the Haworth College of Business about other possible awards.

Students who already receive other financial aid (University, state, federal) should direct questions about this matter to the foreign study coordinator in the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education or the Office of Student Financial Aid.