OSEA Payment Options. OSEA Schedule of Fees for Summer Field Study Abroad Programs in Interdisciplinary Cultural Anthropology. TESL, Teaching English Service Learning, Ethnography of Archaeology, Heritge Ethnography, Tourism Studies, Intensive Maya Language Immersion, Learn Maya, teaching Maya as a second language acquisition, Mexico. Quetzil Castaneda is the founding director of OSEA the Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology. Specialist in Maya language, archaeological tourism and heritage, ethnographic methods, experimental ethnography and experimental fieldwork.

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OSEA Schedule of Fees: Maya Immersion

OSEA Intensive Maya Immersion Program is combines LANGUAGE IMMERSION in Maya speaking communities & families with intensive CLASSROOM based LEARNING that exceeds the minimum standards of the US Dept. Education for teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL). The OSEA Maya program is not for the armchair learner.

OSEA Maya program is ideal for persons wanting to gain high levels of communicative proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Maya. This program is for those who want to speak Maya fluently as well as to conduct fieldwork in Maya.

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Schedule of Fees and Payments (updated: January 15, 2016) All Fees are in US$.
APPLICATION Deadline & Fees

Regular Enrollment Deadline February 20
Application Fee: $35 by Paypal

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Late Enrollment Accepted, Feb 21 to May 15
Application Fee: $50 by Paypal

Registration Fee
Check Payment Amount is $250
Payments via Paypal is $265
Late Registration Fee must be paid by PayPal

Registration Fee is non-refundable. The Registration Fee is OSEA's guarantee of enrollment on program roster.

Notification of Acceptance into the Intensive Maya Immersion Program within 5 days of receipt of the Complete Application Package (all fees and forms)

Payments made after May 4 require Bank E-Check, Bank Direct Wire, or Xoom.com

Applications are Accepted until Roster is filled. Enrollment is limited to 4 students per course level of Maya

Complete Application consists of:
⇒ Online Application Form for Maya Immersion
⇒ Online Letter of Recommendation Form
⇒ Online FLAS Eligibility Form
⇒ Application Fee paid via Paypal
⇒ Non-refundable Registration Fee

Registration Fee is only deposited when Applicant is accepted into the program. Checks are destroyed and if paid by Paypal a refund is issued is applicant is not accepted in OSEA program. The amount is an advance on tuition.

Application Materials submitted within 10 days of Acceptance:
⇒ Unofficial Transcripts, sent as email attachment is preferred or by mail
⇒ Online Spanish Self-Assessment
⇒ Online Homestay Form

REGISTRATION FEE Due at time of submission of Application:
Non-Refundable Registration Deposit Confirms & Guarantees Enrollment

Registration Fee is sent by mail to OSEA
2244 Martha Drive, Bloomington IN 47408
Make Check payable to OSEA

Registration Payment: $250
(check is not deposited unless applicant is accepted; amount is deducted from tuition)

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Bank to Bank Bill Payment can be arranged for no Fee with two weeks advance set up or lead time.

Please note that the lodging & meals fee may be adjusted by an amount of $50 to $100 at time of final billing due to unforeseen dramatic drop in the currency rate of Mexican peso to the US dollar. Thank you for your understanding.

OSEA Tuition
Total $4,995


Balance Due:
(total minus Registration) $4,745

Awardees of Rey & Eddy Mis Scholarship
(Tuition Assistance, value $2200 to $2600)
Balance Due: $2145 to $2545

Lodging, Meals & Activities Fees

Posada Olalde Single

Homestay Option (6 week)

LATE FEES Direct Wire Transfer Deposit is required for all Late Payments

Late Fee on Payment of Balance: $50
If paid within seven (7) days past of due date

Direct Wire Transfer Deposit is required for all Late Payments and for all Payments that are made after May 4.

Additional Late Fee charges of 2% (rounded up) of total due per every additional seven days late payment in order to maintain enrollment

Instructions for Direct Wire Transfer -- Click Here

In cases of lack of payment of balance, OSEA assumes that the applicant has chosen to cancel participation and forfeit their non-refundable Registration Fee.

If the lack of timely payment according to this official schedule is due to extraordinary and contingent circumstances related to the disbursement of grants or other emergency factors, waivers of Late Fees can be requested. Please contact OSEA Director Quetzil Castañeda, quetzil@osea-cite.org if such a siutation presents itself. Please keep OSEA informed on the timeline of your expected receipt of a grant upon which your participation is dependent. Thank you!


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