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Programs in Nicaragua

Overview * Youth * Women * Physical Therapy * Conservation * Cost & Details

Cost & Details


Length of Program ELI Youth
Program Fee
2 Weeks US $460 US $805
3 Weeks US $540 US $885
4 Weeks US $620 US $965
5 Weeks US $700 US $1045
6 Weeks US $780 US $1125
7 Weeks US $860 US $1205
8 Weeks US $940 US $1285
9 Weeks US $1020 US $1365
10 Weeks US $1100 US $1445
11 Weeks US $1180 US $1525
12 Weeks US $1260 US $1605

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


Program fee includes:

*Airport Pickup
*Two Meals a Day (Except for Sunday)
*Orientation Upon Arrival
*Volunteer Work Placement
*In-country coordinator available 24/7

Program fee does not include:

*Round-trip Airfare
*Return trip to Airport
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance

Spanish Classes:

ELI can arrange for Spanish classes while you are in Nicaragua. Classes take place on a weekly basis. Participants may choose to do either an immersion program or regular classes. The immersion program includes 35 hours of instruction at a cost of $345/week, and the regular program offers 20 hours of instruction at a cost of $175/week.


Participants in this program may stay with a local host family or in a “guesthouse” with other participants. The guesthouse is actually a room with beds and a bathroom, located in the home of our in-country coordinator. Both accommodations include 2 meals a day except for Sunday. Participants may also opt to find their own housing at one of the many nearby hostels. Host families provide bedding, but volunteers should bring their own towel. All host families have running water.

Start Dates

The start dates for the Nicaragua programs are completely flexible. We ask participants to arrive on a Thursday or Friday in order to leave time for orientation. We ask participants not to arrive December 23-26 in order to allow our coordinator and his staff to spend the Christmas holiday with their families.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. We prefer to let participants decide what kind of coverage they need.

All prices are listed in US Dollars. The program fees reflect the costs ELI faces when setting up a program. We work hard to keep our costs as low as possible. ELI is a registered 501(c)3 non profit. US taxpayers may be able to deduct some or all of the program fees. If you are outside the US and wondering what these costs translate to in your currency, click here for an online conversion tool that will give you the approximate current exchange rate.

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.  We have set up a checklist here for you see exactly what steps you need to take to go abroad with ELI.


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