Applications for courses, internships and continuing education are accepted on a rolling basis. Space is limited, so if you’re interested, contact us now to confirm availability.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • Winter 2019-2020: Sept. 15th
  • Spring Break 2020: Oct. 15th
  • Summer 2020: Mar. 15th
  • Internships: Inquire ASAP
We recommend that you contact your study abroad advisor or department head about financial aid deadlines and receiving credit for Wildlife Institute programs. If your home institution doesn’t have an agreement with Wildlife Institute, we can provide them with the necessary information.

APPLY TO THE WILDLIFE INSTITUTE

Contact us and let us know you’re considering applying. We can provide a wealth of information to help you make a good decision based on your learning objectives. When you’re ready to apply, our one-time application fee is $50. Email the form below with your resume to jford@wildlife-institute.com as early as possible to secure your seat.

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PAYMENT

Please click the button below to make a payment then enter the amount due. If you wish to make a payment using your credit card, but without having or creating a PayPal Account, use the bottom right option once you reach the PayPal window. Note for credit card payments, you must add 2.5% to your total.

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Wildlife Institute/CO Justin Ford
105 Forest Ridge Lane
Boerne, TX
78006

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  • Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Program payments (apart from deposits) are refundable until 120 days prior to course commencement.
  • After 120 days prior to program commencement, only 50% of the program fee (apart from registration fees) may be refunded.
  • After 60 days prior to program commencement, no refund is available on any part of the payment.
  • Refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation.
  • Refunds will be returned minus processing and transfer fees.

PROGRAM FEES

  • International Veterinary Experience  $4,450 (24 days)
  • Wildlife Medicine & Conservation $2,750 (12 days); $1,850 (8 days)
  • Small Animal Veterinary Experience $2,750 (12days)
  • Wild-Spring-Break $1,850 (8 days)
  • Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course $1,850 (8 days)
  • Custom or private group pricing varies.

Included In Your Course Fees

  • Tuition
  • Lab/Facility fees
  • Hotel accommodations with wifi
  • All breakfasts & lunches
  • Some dinners
  • Excursions, field trips, entrance fees
  • Field medical supplies
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Payments & donations to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic
  • Program T-shirt

Internship Fees

  • $950 per week (first 2 weeks); $750 per week Additional Weeks.
  • $2,950 per month

Included In Your Internship

  • Housing with wifi, shared rooms.
  • Veterinary Supervisory Fees
  • Payments & Donations to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic
  • Airport Transfers
  • Program T-shirt

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Study abroad has become a requisite part of University student life. Vet schools and residency programs seek applicants with clinical experience and students seek international experience to help them gain a competitive edge. Veterinary scholarships are scarce. At the Wildlife Institute, our study abroad programs are life-changing opportunities for students to cultivate their global perspective while participating in world-class veterinary study abroad programs. We at the Wildlife Institute do our best to design cost-competitive, one-fee programs that cover your tuition and most of your expenses during your trip. We encourage our students to be proactive in raising the necessary funds for their trip; seeking scholarships & grants, actively fund-raising and even taking out more student loans if necessary. We encourage students to plan 6-12 months ahead allowing ample time to secure funding and plan personal schedules around their study abroad trip.

Financial Planning Tips
  • Ask yourself if you can afford this at this time. Give yourself plenty of time to financially prepare.
  • Decide how much you and your family can contribute to your study abroad experience. Be sure to include a budget for your program tuition, flight, additional meals, supplemental insurance and some spending money.
  • Ask yourself if you work more or save more, how much could you contribute to your study abroad trip.
  • Set a personal fund raising goal and research methods that others have used to raise money for their study abroad. Ideas include work-sponsored events, an event you organize such as a yard sale, dinner or silent auction and judicious use of crowd-funding.
  • Ask your University Financial Aid adviser for tips on securing scholarships, grants and whether loans may be applied to your study abroad and related expenses.
  • Start 6-12 months ahead researching study abroad scholarships.
  • Apply for financial aid. You may use the FAFSA to apply for student financial aid to fund your study abroad.
  • Ask Wildlife Institute for a payment plan you can afford.
List of Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities