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Cost & Details


Length of Program Program Fee
2 Weeks US$900
3 Weeks US$975
4 Weeks US$1050
5 Weeks US$1113
6 Weeks US$1175
7 Weeks US$ 1263
8 Weeks US$1350
9 Weeks US$1413
10 Weeks US$1475
11 Weeks US$1538
12 Weeks US$1600

Application Fee: $200
(Please see our application fee refund policy here)

Programs may last up to one year. Each additional two weeks costs $125.

Program Includes:

*Pre-departure Information
*Airport Pickup
*3 Day Orientation
*Breakfast During the Orientation
*Breakfast and Dinner With the Host Family
*24/7 In-country Support

Program Does Not Include:

*Round Trip Airfare
*Return Trip to Airport
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance
*Travel Within Benin
*Visa Fees



Volunteers in Benin stay with local host families. ELI truly believes that this is the best way to fully immerse in another culture and get the most from an international experience. All families are carefully screened and are well-respected members of the community with at least one family member who speaks English. Participants will have either a private or shared bedroom with secure storage (volunteer must provide own padlock).  Bathrooms are shared with the host family. Volunteers will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily.

Start Dates

Orientation begins every Monday. Volunteers should arrive in Accra, Ghana or Cotonou, Benin (depending on the details of your program) on a Sunday.

French Classes

The official language of Benin is French.  Volunteers can take a 2 or 4 week French course in Cotonou in addition to their time volunteering. Classes are also available in African dance and drumming. Please contact us for details on these courses.

Apply Now

After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.


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