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Dates & Costs

DATES 2017

PED 016 La Vida Expeditions:

May 21–June 2                   (current students only)
June 27–July 8*                 (incoming and current students)
July 11–July 22*                 (incoming and current students)
July 25–August 5*             (incoming and current students)
August 12 or 13–24**        (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 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 the first College bill after the completion of the expedition.

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. This will appear as a "semester payment" credit on the first College bill after the completion of the expedition.

*Price subject to change.

The activity fee of $895* for PED016 or the incurred fees due to dropping PED016 will be charged to the first College bill after the completion of the expedition. 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.

Please note: To drop PED016, a Drop Form must be signed by Rich Obenschain or Nate Hausman in the La Vida Office and then submitted to the Registrar's Office. 

If you are off campus due to summer break, you must provide the La Vida Office and Registrar's Office written notification of your intention to drop, and receive confirmation that the drop request was accepted.

Incoming students must notify both Admissions and the La Vida Center and also receive confirmation in order to drop the course.  Send notification in the form of a letter or email. Students who do not notify both offices will incur a failure-to-arrive late-drop fee of $895*.

*Price subject to change.