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General Information

Program Dates:  June -July, 2019

Program Location: The program will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands at the Rabobank Group Headquarters , located at Croeselaan 18, 3521 CB, Utrecht.

Program Costs: The 2019 tuition cost will be published at a later date. As reference, the 2018 tuition cost was USD $4,450 (USD $500 non-refundable registration fee and USD $3,950 course fee). The tuition covers courses, coffee breaks, lunches, inaugural cocktail and graduation dinner, as well as the saturday field visit to a local agrigultural producerl. Participants are responsible for the cost of travel to Utrecht, accommodations, meals not covered by the program (dinners and weekend meals), and incidentals. There are weekend day trips arranged by Boulder Institute that cost in the range of 35 - 90 Euro per trip.

Accommodations: There are many options for accommodations located very close to the Rabobank Group Headquarters. Some people prefer to stay very close, while others may prefer to stay in hotels in Utrecht City Center. There are several different accommodation options offered by the nearby hotels that include accommodations and breakfast.  

There are several hotels that will offer special prices for Boulder participants.

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Language: Boulder RAFP courses will be offered in English.

We offer a separate Microfinance Training Program (MFT) in English and French in July-August Turin, Italy. Click for more information on MFT in French and MFT in English.

Boulder Institute offers a separate Spanish language Boulder MFT and RAFP Programs that take place each year in March in different countries in Latin America.  Click for more information on the Spanish MFT  and Spanish RAFP programs.   

Boulder Institute also offers a special program designed for C-Suite Professionals and Other Senior Management staff and Board Members called Back to Boulder (B2B):  Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets.  This program is held in November in Washington, DC, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC).  For more information on B2B, click here


Schedule: This intensive training program will take place June – July, 2019. Classes start at 8:30 am and finish at 5:30 pm each day. There will be two coffee breaks and a lunch period.

Participants should plan for one to two hours of course preparation and reading each evening, as well as participation in some after class special sessions and activities.

Several activities are organized for participants outside of class including tours of Utrecht, shopping trips, sports and exercise, and weekend trips to surrounding cities and sites such as Amsterdam, and more.

Program Registration: We recommend you register early for the 2019 program in order to reserve your spot. To register now for the RAFP, click here

Visa for the Netherlands: As we approach the program dates, if you have paid the required registration fees, the Boulder Institute Participant Management Team will provide you a visa support letter, one of the required documents to apply for your visa. If you need a visa, we strongly recommend that you locate the appropriate Dutch Consulate or Embassy and find out all of the requirements and documents needed. It is important to apply early in order to obtain your visa on time for the program.

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If you need additional information regarding courses, logistics, or any other aspect of the 2019 Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance program, please feel free to contact us at

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

120 E Washington Street Suite 325
Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
+1 (315) 760-3091

Boulder Institute