Apply to Casa
Check with the Study Abroad Office at your home university for their specific advising and application requirements.
Non-SCU Students -
Casa Application Coordinator
Study Abroad Office
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0639
SCU Students - The study abroad application process for SCU students is a two-step process. SCU students must complete the SCU study abroad application (Application for Fall and Application for Summer) and the Casa de la Solidaridad Application must be dropped off in hard copies to SCU Study Abroad 1st Floor, Varsi Hall by the March 1 deadline. Contact the SCU Study Abroad (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this process.
For Fall 2017 – March 1, 2017
For Summer 2017 – March 1, 2017
Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the program is full.
All dates are subject to change.
Summer 2017 – Arrival: June 18 - Departure: July 16
Fall 2017 – Arrival: August 23 - Departure: December 20
Winter 2018 - Arrival: January 10 - Departure: March 24
Spring 2018 – Arrival: January 10 - Departure: May 9
Tuition: $15, 704
Room & Board: $4,307
TOTAL - $20,011
*The price of quarter, semester, and summer study abroad programs is set by the SCU Board of Trustees in March/April of each year. Study abroad fees for 2017-2018 will be set in April 2017. To review current program costs, please click here.
Note: Casa de la Solidaridad is a level B program at SCU.
Additional estimated expenses:
Weekend Meals: $200
Books & Supplies: $100
Tourist Visa (upon entering El Salvador) - $10
Visa Renewal Fee ($25)
Personal Expenses: $500
Living Expenses: $500
Notes: The program cost covers full tuition for 15 semester/25 quarter units, housing in a shared room at the Casa, meals during the week, and also includes many excursions and field trips, cultural activities, extended orientation and re-entry programs, as well as coverage on Santa Clara's travel insurance policy. This does not include travel to El Salvador, books, and other incidentals listed in the "additional estimated expenses." If you are not a Santa Clara student, please be aware that the actual cost of the program and credit accepted is determined by your home institution. Please check with the appropriate officials on your campus for the cost of the program and academic credit policies.
Financial Aid: If you are a Santa Clara student then all of your financial aid is usable. If you attend the program in the fall semester, you can apply one quarter of your SCU aid package. If you attend the Casa in the spring, you can apply two quarter's worth (both Winter and Spring). Students who rely on financial aid at SCU should keep this in mind when determining what term to apply for the Casa. If you are not a Santa Clara student, however, there is unfortunately no additional "Casa Financial Aid" from Santa Clara offered to students from other home campuses. You should check with your home campus to see if your existing financial aid will transfer to the Casa de la Solidaridad program. We are happy to complete any paperwork (often called "consortium agreements") that will assist you in this process. After checking with your home school, inquiries can be directed to the Santa Clara University Study Abroad Office.
Dean Brackley SJ Scholarship Form. We encourage you to apply for the scholarship.
Information on tuition insurance is available through the SCU Bursar's Office.