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General Information

Program Location: The program will take place at the International Finance Corporation, located at 2121 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20433.

Program Costs: The 2017 tuition fee was USD $3,900 (non-refundable registration fee of USD $500 and a program fee of USD $3,400) and covered courses, coffee breaks, breakfasts and lunches, a welcome cocktail and a closing gala dinner.

PLEASE NOTE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: If you register before June 30, you are eligible for a $150 tuition discount. Additional discounts may be available for organizations that send multiple participants.

Participants are responsible for the cost of travel to Washington, D.C., accommodations, visa fees, meals outside of the program schedule and incidentals. There will also be a variety of optional, recreational excursions organized by Boulder Institute which are not included in the program’s costs.

Accommodations: Participants can choose from a variety of hotels near the venue that are offering special “Boulder” rates for program participants. Spaces are limited and booked on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information about hotels, please visit the accommodations page on our website.

Language: Courses will only be offered in English.

Schedule: The intensive executive education program took place from November 27 to December 1, 2017. Classes ran from 9:00am to 5:30pm, with two coffee breaks and a lunch period each day. A cocktail was scheduled early in the week and a celebratory graduation dinner took place the evening of Friday, December 1.

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Registration: We strongly recommend registering early in order to reserve your spot. While the application deadline is November 1, 2018, registration will close as soon as spaces are filled. To register now, click here. Once we receive your registration, we will review it in order to confirm you are a good fit for the program.  To determine if this is the right program for you, please refer to the guidelines for who should attend. 

Visa for the United States: If you require a visa to enter the United States, you will need to contact your nearest American consulate or embassy and apply for a 'Business Visa'. As this process can take some time, we strongly recommend that you apply at least two months before the program in order to ensure you get your visa on time.

In preparation for securing your visa, we encourage you to make sure that your passport is current and will not expire within 6 months of the program. To determine what documentation you will need to apply for a visa, as well as any other requirements that are specific to your country of origin, we suggest you visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/visa-wizard.html

Once you have submitted your registration fee, the International Finance Corporation will provide you with a letter of invitation for the appropriate embassy or consulate. The letter will be sent approximately 6 to 8 weeks before the program’s start date in order to avoid embassies rejecting applications sent too early or requesting information you don't yet have (i.e. accommodations, travel itinerary, etc.).

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If you have additional questions about courses, logistics or any other aspect of Boulder’s 2018 programs, please feel free to contact us at info@bouldermicrofinance.org

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

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Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
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