What are the costs of applying and being placed as a PiLA Fellow?

Here are the basic required costs associated with the PiLA process. Note that fees paid to PiLA are non-refundable.

Application fee$100 (reductions available for students receiving financial aid)
Fellowship placement fee, payable upon acceptance of a partner’s offer$500
International medical and emergency evacuation insurance$200–$450, depending on the coverage selected
Visa-related costsvariable
Travel to mandatory June orientation (note that room and board during orientation are covered by PiLA)variable
International airfarevariable

We encourage applicants to plan early for the expenses associated with a PiLA Fellowship, reaching out to their own universities and communities to learn about funding opportunities should they be placed with a PiLA partner. PiLA has limited funds to subsidize the cost of fees for fellows with demonstrated financial need. If you feel this applies to you, see the relevant FAQ for more information.