High School, Summer, and Internship Program Costs

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Ceiba’s focus is on providing a high quality, safe program that meets the needs of all our participants, and supports local Guatemalan communities through your valuable service project work. Read what is included in each of the programs. Then visit the Ceiba Difference section to learn more about the High School, Summer, or Internship options.

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**Note that all contributions to Ceiba are fully tax deductible and are applied to a general fund that supports all Ceiba program and operating costs, not expenses specific to a particular participant. Services provided as a result of contributions benefit the Guatemalan communities impacted by Ceiba service projects.**

The High School program is $9,750.

Included:

  • All meals prepared by Ceiba’s own personal cook
  • Accommodation in our comfortable private Ceiba student house
  • All community service placements and costs associated with project activities
  • All High School online learning costs (course enrollment, laptops, internet, support materials)
  • Personal Ceiba cell phone with calls to Ceiba staff and other Ceiba students for free
  • Spanish language instruction with Ceiba’s excellent teachers and our own personalized curriculum
  • All private transportation in a Ceiba-owned van with our full-time driver
  • Comprehensive medical and travel insurance for the length of your stay in Guatemala through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) – your coverage includes $0-deductible medical expenses for sickness or accident, medical or security evacuation, and emergency reunion coverage for a parent or guardian to come to Guatemala in case of extended hospital stay

Not included:

  • Personal spending money for things like souvenirs, extra credit to your cell phone (to call the US or friends outside of our family plan), or snacks outside the house meals. Please note, since all expenses are covered in Guatemala, average spending money is completely a personal choice. Textiles and pottery in Guatemala are beautiful and make great souvenirs and gifts. These run a number of prices but are generally around $10. Guatemala is also famous for coffee, chocolate, and jade jewelry, all of which come at a variety of prices. The amount to bring is a personal choice, and we’ll help you work through the question as the time approaches to arrive in Guatemala.
  • International roundtrip airfare (a ticket from the US to Guatemala City and back generally costs around $550).

 

The Internship program starts at $2,750 for 8 weeks.

Included:

  • Internship placement and ongoing support from Ceiba staff.
  • Orientation in Antigua or whatever the location of your placement.
  • Airport pick-up and return.
  • Shared housing with other interns in a local guesthouse, with kitchen access (double occupancy per room).
  • 3 weekend group excursions with other interns. Examples include beaches on Guatemala’s west coast, Mayan ruins, jungle and volcano treks, and bustling cities and markets.
  • Medical and evacuation insurance.
  • Mobile phone on Ceiba’s plan, with free calls to Ceiba staff and other interns.

Optional services at a low additional cost:

  • Private Spanish language lessons $6 an hour
  • Homestay with a Guatemalan family, includes 3 meals a day. Add $200 to basic rate.
  • Single occupancy room at a guesthouse, includes 3 meals a day and kitchen access. Add $250 to basic rate.

To extend past the initial 8 weeks:

  • Each additional 4 weeks of internship with the shared, double-occupancy housing is $600.
  • Each additional 4 weeks of internship with local Guatemalan homestay is $700.
  • Each additional 4 weeks of internship with single-occupancy guesthouse accommodation is $750.

Not included:

  • Meals are not included in the basic internship, but you do have kitchen access for preparing your own meals. Meals are included in the option homestay and single occupancy options.
  • Personal travel outside of Ceiba-sponsored trips and activities. We will happily help you arrange your own travel plans in your free time with trusted travel operators around Antigua.
  • Personal spending money for things like souvenirs, extra credit to your cell phone (to call the US or friends outside of our family plan), or snacks outside the provided meals. Textiles and pottery in Guatemala are beautiful and make great souvenirs and gifts. These run a number of prices but are generally around $10. Guatemala is also famous for coffee, chocolate, and jade jewelry, all of which come at a variety of prices. The amount to bring is a personal choice, and we’ll help you work through the question as the time approaches to arrive in Guatemala.
  • International roundtrip airfare (a ticket from the US to Guatemala City and back generally costs around $550).

 

The Summer program is $5,500.

Included:

  • All meals prepared by Ceiba’s own personal cook
  • Accommodation in our comfortable private Ceiba student house
  • All community service placements and costs associated with project activities
  • All travel around Antigua and Guatemala for Summer program outings (i.e. lodging outside of student house while on Ceiba adventures, park entries, guides)
  • Personal Ceiba cell phone with calls to Ceiba staff and other Ceiba students for free
  • Spanish language instruction with Ceiba’s excellent teachers and our own personalized curriculum
  • All private transportation in a Ceiba-owned van with our full-time driver
  • Comprehensive medical and travel insurance for the length of your stay in Guatemala through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) – your coverage includes $0-deductible medical expenses for sickness or accident, medical or security evacuation, and emergency reunion coverage for a parent or guardian to come to Guatemala in case of extended hospital stay

Not included:

  • Personal spending money for things like souvenirs, extra credit to your cell phone (to call the US or friends outside of our family plan), or snacks outside the house meals. Please note, since all expenses are covered in Guatemala, average spending money is completely a personal choice. Textiles and pottery in Guatemala are beautiful and make great souvenirs and gifts. These run a number of prices but are generally around $10. Guatemala is also famous for coffee, chocolate, and jade jewelry, all of which come at a variety of prices. The amount to bring is a personal choice, and we’ll help you work through the question as the time approaches to arrive in Guatemala.
  • International roundtrip airfare (a ticket from the US to Guatemala City and back generally costs around $550).