FSD Bolivia

Program Start Dates

International Development Internships, Research Internships, and Language Immersion all begin during designated start dates throughout the year. Participants should arrive in-country on the program start date in order to participate in the in-country orientation led by FSD's local site team. If you are interested in participating in ProCorps or a Group Service Trip, start dates are flexible and can be customized. Please contact FSD directly for information on flexible start dates at info@fsdbolivia.org

2022 Program Start Dates

WinterSpringSummer 1Summer 2
 January 24 March 14May 23June 13

Application Deadlines

WinterSpringSummer 1
 Early Decision October 15, 2021 December 29, 2021 February 1, 2022
 Application Deadline November 15, 2021 January 15, 2022 April 1, 2022
 Late Application Cutoff December 15, 2021 February 15, 2022 May 1, 2022

Program fee

FSD is a professional  organization on the cutting edge of global grassroots initiatives. All funding for our programs and projects comes from private donors and program fees. Instead of relying on donations to reduce program costs, FSD directly applies more than 80% of our revenue to supporting the efforts of our community partner organizations, at no cost to them. Our fee-for-service model provides partner organizations with the most resources possible and participants with a premier professional development experience.

What costs are included in the FSD program fee?

The program fee covers all the in-country costs of your program, including the following items:
    • Airport pickup
    • Orientation session (from 4 to 7 days depending on the season)
    • Family homestay throughout the program
    • All meals
    • Local mobile phone or local chip
    • Development training workshops/ cultural activities 
    • A midterm retreat 
    • In-country support from your FSD site team 24/7
    • Seed funding for your project
    • Eligibility for additional project funding
    •  Traveler and  health insurance
    • Money for local transportation ( to and from ONG) 
    • Costs related to the prevention of COVID 19 (masks, disinfectant material, disinfection of the host family's home before and during the stay)

Summer Program fees

 WeeksCost
 9 $5500
 10 $5700
 11 $5900
 12 $6100
13  $6200

Winter / Fall / Spring 
Program fees

 WeeksCost
9  $5000
 10 $5200
11 $ 5400
 12 $5600
13  $5800

Early Bird Pricing Option

The more notice our in-country site teams and partner organizations have of your arrival, the better they can prepare and the more effective you will be. Apply early and submit your full program fee by the early application date to take $500 off the amount listed.


The early bird deadlines are October 1 (Winter), November 1 (Spring), March 15 (Summer) and June 1 (Fall)


IMPORTANT:  Please ask for the fees for short-term programs (1 to 4 weeks)     info@fsdbolivia.org