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Dates & Costs

2017 Dates for PED 016 La Vida Expeditions

May 21–June 2
*June 27–July 8: deadline is June 6
*July 11–July 22: deadline is June 20
*July 25–August 5: Full, see note below
**August 12 or 13–24: deadline is July 22

current students only
incoming and current students
incoming and current students
incoming and current students
incoming students only

*These dates are ideal for those participating in fall sports with preseason training.

**The August Expedition is available to current students by petition only. This trip is split into two departure dates (8/12 and 8/13) to accommodate the number of students. You will be notified of your departure date one month prior to the trip but can request a date earlier if you need to book transportation.

The July 25-August 5 session is currently at capacity. Please contact us to be added to the waitlist. If we have enough interest, we may be able to add another trip. 

The reduced cost for each student is $895*. This fee includes: 

  1. Round-trip transportation to New York from Gordon's Wenham campus
  2. Food and housing
  3. Personal and group equipment
  4. Reader and Journal
  5. La Vida t-shirt

The total charge of $895* will appear on your summer bill.

Incoming students are required to send a $200 nonrefundable deposit after completion of the application. Please make checks payable to Gordon College with the student name and trip date in the memo. 

*Price subject to change.

The activity fee of $895* for PED016 will be charged to the Summer Term college bill before your expedition starts. Since most of the expenses are incurred in preparation for the course, the following graduated fee policy has been set:

  • Dropping PED016 60 or more days before the trip provides for a full refund.
  • Dropping PED016 30-59 days before the trip incurs a $200 late-drop fee.
  • Dropping PED016 15-29 days before the trip incurs a $300 late-drop fee.
  • Failure to arrive for a confirmed space or dropping PED016 within 14 days of the trip incurs a late-drop fee of the full $895* expedition price.

If you are unable to go on the expedition, please contact lavida@gordon.edu. You will need to fill out a course drop form and a refund will be given based on the refund policy. 

*Price subject to change.