Take a look at our schedule, fees and registration process. We'd be glad to answer any questions you had about the curriculum, dates available, or requirements. We've also compiled FAQ of odds and ends things past participants have asked about the program.

Cachamsi is a strictly not-for-profit organization, and we are designated a non-profit entity under U.S. law.

We dedicate a portion of fees to various health and education related programs for the community of Cacha. More information is described here. (Social Responsibility)

All packages include:
* Pre and post language proficiency evaluations.
* Daily clinical exposure with experienced physicians.
* Daily specialized language instruction
* Textbook and instructional materials.
* Evaluation signed by Jorge Duchicela, M.D. upon completion of the program.
* Round trip private transportation on a daily basis from Riobamba to Cacha.


Please note that the pricing below is the for the 2012 year. all plans will include roundtrip transportation from Quito/Guayaquil to Riobamba.


Family Stay

Housing: Family stay, Riobamba
Meals: Three meals per day, seven days a week
Transportation from Quito/Guayaquil to Riobamba:

FEES:  $1995 (As of Sep. 1, 2011)


Casa L.F. Duchicela Housing: Casa L.F. Duchicela, Cacha
Meals: Three meals per day on weekdays only. Laundry: $2.00/dozen
Transportation from Quito/Guayaquil to Riobamba:

FEE:  $2,110 (As of Sep. 1, 2011)

 


Rincon Aleman

Plan A:

Housing: Rincon Aleman, Riobamba - Private bedroom and bathroom
Meals: Daily breakfast only

Laundry: $0.20/piece
Transportation from Quito/Guayaquil to Riobamba:

FEE:  $2,145 (As of Sep. 1, 2011)

 


Rincon Aleman

Plan B:

Housing: Rincon Aleman, Riobamba - Shared bedroom and bathroom
Meals: Daily breakfast only

Laundry: $0.20/piece
Transportation from Quito/Guayaquil to Riobamba:

FEE:  $1,830 (As of Sep. 1, 2011)

 


Pukara Tambo

Housing: Pukara Tambo

Meals: Three meals per day on weekdays only.

Laundry: Included once per week

Transportation from Quito/Guayaquil to Riobamba and 2 roundtrips from Cacha to Riobamba during weekdays.


FEE:  $1,633 (As of Sep. 1, 2011)


In the past some participants have requested stays that are longer or shorter than 4 weeks. We try to prorate the fees based on how long you stay, i.e. a 3 week stay will be cheaper than a 4 week stay. However, our physicians, Spanish instructors and other staff are contracted by the month, so we would be paying them the same amount whether a student stays 4 days or 4 weeks. Only the living expenses are variable.

 

Some guidance for weekly pricing for a family stay:

1 week: $600

2 weeks: $1100

3 weeks: $1500

4 weeks: $1995

 

Please email us for more specific questions about the other plans.

We've had many participants in the past do Cachamsi as one of their 4th year electives, or for residents, their international health elective. We can complete all necessary paperwork and traditionally haven't had any problems satisfying requirements for credit. We accept participants at most educational levels and medical specialties: