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.

For weekly guidance please see attached document:

For guidance on weekly prices please contact:

Dr. Jorge Duchicela         jduchicela@ydclinic.com
Ing. Carlos Duchicela      carlos_duchicela@yahoo.com.
Prof. Pablo Martínez        coordinadorcachamsi@gmail.com

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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. 

All Fee 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.
  • Round-trip transportation from Quito/Guayaquil to Riobamba. 

*Differences in Fee Package pricing below are solely refelctive of a difference in Housing Location.


Housing Options


Family Stay | riobamba

By living with a local family the participant  will have cultural immersion experience. 

  • Housing: Family Stay, Riobamba
  • Meals: Three meals per day, seven days a week
  • Laundry: Included once per week
  • Wi-Fi: Included

FEE (4 weeks):  $2195


PuCara Tambo cultural center | Cacha

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The participant´s family is the caring Cacha Team of this community-run center.

  • Housing: Pukara Tambo
  • Meals: Three meals per day, seven days a week
  • Laundry: Included once per week
  • Wi-Fi: Included

 FEE (4 weeks):  $1995 Single, $1745 Shared (1 Student Roommate)

puCARA TAMBo lodge

2 bedroom/1 bathroom lodge with kitchen and living room at Pucara Tambo

  • Housing:  Pukara Tambo 
  • Meals:     Three meals per day, seven days a week
  • Laundry: Included once per week
  • Wi-Fi: Included

FEE (4 weeks):  $2295 Single(1 Student Roommate)

FEE (4 weeks):  $2195 Shared (1 Student Roommate)


CACHAMSI WASI | rIOBAMBA

Fully-furnished apartment with kitchen, independent living | 3 bedrooms, 1 private bathroom

  • Housing: Cachamsi Wasi Apartment
  • Meals: Independent Provision 
  • Laundry: In-House Appliances | Self Service
  • Wi-Fi: Included

FEE (4 weeks): $1780 - Single

FEE (4 weeks): $1752 - Shared (1 Student Roommate)


Casa L.F. Duchicela | cacha

Spacious country house located in Machangara, Cacha´s parish Capital

FEE (4 weeks):  $2702


rincon aleman bed & breakfast | riobamba

Rincon Aleman (Plan A) - private stay

  • Housing: Rincon Aleman, Riobamba - Private bedroom and bathroom
  • Meals: Daily breakfast only
  • Laundry: $0.20/piece
  • Wi-Fi: Included

FEE (4 weeks):  $2626

 

Rincon Aleman (Plan B) - shared stay

  • Housing: Rincon Aleman, Riobamba - Shared bedroom and bathroom
  • Meals: Daily breakfast only
  • Laundry: $0.20/piece
  • Wi-Fi: Included

FEE (4 weeks):  $2341