Cost & application

Application and selection process for a semester in guatemala

  • Applications are available in the Cross-cultural Programs office (College Hall, second floor).
  • Applications for fall 2021 due by the end of spring semester (submitted with $200 deposit).
  • Shortly after the application deadline, a committee will select the students who will be accepted.


  • Undergraduate students in good standing with the university may apply.
  • Majors from all disciplines are welcome.
  • GPA requirement: 2.5 or above


  • Bluffton University tuition, room and board (20 meal plan)
  • $2,000 program fee (includes round-trip airline ticket, books, week of travel during semester)
  • Passport (valid for six months after the end of the program)
  • International Student ID Card – (three different tiers - $25, $95, $190)
  • Possibly some immunizations

Grants & Financial Aid

  • $600 grants are available for the Guatemala semester. Applications are available in the Cross-cultural Program Office in College Hall.  
  • Students will continue to receive eligible financial aid just as you would if you were taking classes on Bluffton's campus, including federal, state and institutional based aid.
  • Students will not be charged for books or the technology fee of $275 during the semester in Guatemala.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, you may contact our financial aid office at

Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
Cross-cultural Program Office
College Hall second floor