Tuition & Expenses 2019-09-19T10:55:55-07:00

Tuition & Expenses

“The most important thing to understand about The Traveling School is that it is not a finite experience. The lessons you learn while abroad will follow you for the rest of your life.”

                                    -TTS Alumna

2020-2021 School Year Tuition

For the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, tuition for the semester is $31,000There is also an enrollment deposit of $1000 that is returned on completion of semester (less outstanding balances)

Tuition includes:

  • Room, board and activities
  • Visas and transportation once overseas
  • Travel assistance, medical evacuation rescue, and security extraction service
  •  STA insurance coverage

Additional Expenses

Additional expense estimates for the semester experience can be broken down as follows:

  • Airfare:
    • Southern Africa – from USA Orientation & Departure City: approximately $2,100
    • South America – from USA Orientation & Departure City: approximately $1,000
  • Immunizations/prophylaxis: Dependent on semester and personal insurance plan
  • Passport: $110
  • Personal spending money: $425
  • Personal gear/equipment: Dependent, ranges from $200-$600
  • Supplemental travel or tuition insurance (optional): $500 – $900

Estimated additional expenses: $2,000 – $5,000

Financial Aid

We recognize the cost of attending an immersive program like The Traveling School may be difficult for many families to afford. The Traveling School is committed to providing the opportunity to attend this program regardless of economic background.  We offer Financial Aid to support students in making their dreams with the Traveling School a reality.  Learn more on our Affordability page.

Payment Deadlines

  • Financial Aid applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Enrollment deposit due April 15, 2020
  • Fall 2020 tuition due in full or enrollment in payment plan by July 1, 2020
  • Spring 2021 tuition due in full or enrollment in payment plan by December 1, 2020
  • Information about Withdraws or Refunds


Seeing how enthusiastic others are about me attending The Traveling School is making my excitement soar.
Hannah, Student, Fall 2014