Senior Associate Director
Program sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)
Through this interdisciplinary, field-based program, explore tropical ecosystems, conduct biological fieldwork, and study conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries and complete an independent study project.
Completion of Spanish 121-3 or the equivalent of recent Spanish and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.
Urban and rural homestays, hostels and hotels. Meals included.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated SIT programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your published program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to an SIT program, you may be required to pay a deposit directly to SIT to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your SIT program fee and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
You are required to complete the SIT Letter of Financial Responsibility.
Because SIT will bill Northwestern directly for your program fee, you are not required to complete the Proof of Aid form or the Transferable Funds Information Sheet. You may want to discuss the SIT Power of Attorney form with SIT and/or your parent to determine whether that form might apply to you.
If you have questions about whether another SIT financial form is required, contact Krista Bethel.
Because your program fee will be billed through your Northwestern account, you should not receive a separate invoice from SIT for your program's tuition or room/board.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying these fees directly to SIT.