1. For registration from North America a $US75.00 registration fee is required with your application, together with a payment of $US75 towards the first weeks' registration (i.e. a total of $150). You will receive an email notification with further instructions on submitting payment, after you submit the online registration form.
Note: The payment of the $US75.00 towards the first week's tuition was a decision taken by the collective in September 2000, in light of the fact that several students with reservations in preceding months had failed either to appear for their classes, or to inform the school of their cancellation. If you wish to cancel, please do so TWO (2) weeks prior to your reserved time of arrival at the school of your choice, and this additional payment of $US75 will be refunded in full. Otherwise, in the event of a late cancellation or a failure to attend at the school without prior notification of cancellation, this payment is not refundable.
2. If you are accepted, the $US75.00 will be kept as a non-refundable registration fee (that is, it will not be applied to your tuition fees in Guatemala), and a place will be reserved at La Escuela de la Montaña and/or PLQE for the confirmed dates of study. The registration fee entitles students to the use of the foreign offices' services, travel information to Guatemala and confirmed reservation. It is also used to cover the expenses of the international offices (advertising, phone, postage, printing expenses, etc.)
If you cannot be accepted (because the school(s) is already booked for the weeks you have requested), the full $150 will be returned to you.