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The OUS seeks to make its exchange programs affordable and accessible. For detailed information regarding the program budget (both the program fee and an estimate of personal expenses), please click on the following:

The program fee includes academic and administrative fees, room and board, on-site support, orientation expenses, group activities, and health and accident insurance. The GAIAS program fee also includes the trip to the Tiputini Field Station in the Amazon, flight to the Galapagos, excursions and National Park fees, and various other excursions while in Quito. Please see the GAIAS website for details of the program extras.


The program fee does not include airfare to Ecuador, visa expenses including travel to the Consulate General of Ecuador in San Francisco, CA, campus-based fees* and personal expenses such as local transportation, textbooks, laundry, recreation (including travel), personal supplies and incidental expenses.

*Note: Students will be charged a Study Abroad Fee by their home OUS institution. This fee varies by institution though is generally about $300 per term and will be billed to students by their home university. Students should also determine with their home university whether resource fees for their major will be charged during their time abroad.

Program costs for the upcoming academic year will be set in May. The program fee for non-residents and graduate students is higher than that for resident undergraduates. Information regarding payment schedule and refund policy will be provided during the OUS orientation.

Funding

You can finance your exchange in Ecuador in many ways. Most forms of financial aid, such as grants or loans for which you are eligible at your home campus, may be applied to the program. Veterans’ benefits may also be applied. Although most forms of financial aid may be applied to program costs, students should be aware that they may need to supplement their standard financial aid package.

In addition to the resources available through your Financial Aid Office, you can find a list of available local and national scholarships by clicking here.

More Information on Billing and Financial Aid

Click here for detailed billing and financial aid instructions for your particular university.

Campus Contact

Eastern Oregon University

Janet Camp

Inlow Hall 109E
La Grande, OR 97850

jcamp@eou.edu

(541) 962-3406

Oregon Institute of Technology

Deanne Pandozzi

CU107
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Deanne.Pandozzi@oit.edu
(541) 885- 1847

Oregon State University*

Julie Van Hoosen or
Jennifer Jewett

International Programs
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 290

julie.vanhoosen@ous.edu or jennifer.jewett@ous.edu

(541) 737-6459 or (541) 346-3972

Portland State University

Rachel Goff

International Affairs, East Hall 101
Portland, OR 97207

goffra@pdx.edu

(503) 725-4195

Southern Oregon University

Mary Gardiner

International Programs
Stevenson Union 321
Ashland, OR 97520

gardiner@sou.edu

(541) 552-6336

University of Oregon

Luis Ruiz

International Affairs
Oregon Hall 330
Eugene, OR 97403

Lruizl@uoregon.edu

(541) 346-1128

Western Oregon University

Alaric Trousdale

Study Abroad &
International Exchanges
APS 501
Monmouth, OR 97361
trousdaa@wou.edu
(503) 838-8493

* Also serves as the program Coordinator/Assistant.

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