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CGEE For Families and Friends

Dear Families and Friends:

We are honored that you have entrusted your student to travel with us during the coming semester! I feel certain there are many questions and concerns that may be coming up as your student begins to prepare for the program. I want to take this opportunity to anticipate some questions you may have and to respond as best I can. Please refer to the information below (listed by region) for more details about student accommodations during the program, safety, health, and contact information, etc.


Program Information for Families and Friends



For any non-Augsburg student on an Augsburg CGEE Semester or Summer Program in Central America, Mexico, Namibia/South Africa, and Northerrn Ireland. Semester programs abroad billed program fees include tuition, full room and board, course-related excursions and insurance. Additional expenses include travel to/from the program site, personal spending money, and housing/food on scheduled breaks.

You should check with your student’s home school regarding which portions of their financial aid is made available for study abroad. A cost estimate may be required to account for any additional expenses related to studying abroad, and may result in a revised financial aid award.

Also ask about billing procedures. They will probably follow one of these options:
  • The home school pays the entire program fee and bills the student account per usual
  • The home school will pay the tuition and bill the student for this, and the student is responsible for paying CGEE the room and board expenses
  • The home school will transfer eligible financial aid to CGEE and the student/family pays any balance above and beyond
Payment plans are available upon request. This arrangement splits the balance due into payments made over the duration of the program.

Additional Policy Information

  • Admission: complete application form, provide transcript and signed approval from study abroad office at home school. Rolling admissions, students are admitted as soon as all application materials are submitted.
  • Deposit:  $350 to secure space in program, not refundable unless program is canceled.
  • Payment of fees: all fees due by the date listed in the program materials, with the exception of anticipated financial aid which is disbursed at a later date.
  • Transcripts: credit is transferred via Augsburg University transcript.

Insurance Information