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Dates & Costs

2018 Dates for PED 016 La Vida Expeditions

May 20–June 1 
June 26–July 7
July 10–July 21
July 24–August 4
*August 11 or 12–August 23

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

*The August Expedition is available to current students by petition only. 

Incoming students should apply as soon as they are accepted to Gordon. Current students must register in November and courses are listed under summer term. Athletes should confirm with their coaches on what trip would be best based on their sports schedule and preseason training.

The activity fee for PED016 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 fee will appear on your summer bill before your expedition starts. 

*Price subject to change.


Current Students: You do not need to send in a deposit. Please make sure that you are registered for the course through my.gordon.edu. La Vida is listed under summer term offerings.

Incoming students: You are required to make a nonrefundable $200 deposit for the expedition. This deposit must be received within 10 business days of submitting your application to reserve your spot. Please make checks payable to "Gordon College" with your name and trip date in the memo line. Mail to:

La Vida at Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984

If you prefer to pay by credit card, you can do that if you have received access to my.gordon.edu. From the home page, click on “Your Account” and then “Make a Deposit”. Select “La Vida College Expedition Deposit” and add it to your cart. Check out and pay with your credit card.

La Vida will contact you to confirm your enrollment after we have received your application and deposit. After receiving your deposit, the La Vida Office will register you and you'll be able to view your course on my.gordon.edu. 

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 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.