FAQs: Expenses


Q: Do I have to buy any textbooks or other materials for the Institute?

A: No. The Institute will cover the cost of your books as well as any fees to museums and historical sites. In an effort to be environmentally conscious and cut down on paper waste, we also encourage scholars to read any articles or essays on their computers or iPads.


Q: What expenses can I expect to incur while in El Paso?

A: El Paso is a relatively inexpensive city. There is a fairly cheap and reliable bus system that can take you most anywhere in El Paso. Taxis are a bit more expensive, so Über may be a better alternative. Food is cheap, depending on where you eat. In the vicinity of the University, expect to spend anywhere from $10.00 – $25.00 for dinner.


Q: Is there an estimated sheet of expenses I can incur while in El Paso?

A: Yes. Click HERE to review it.


Q: I still have a question that wasn’t answered here. Whom do I contact?

A: R. Joseph Rodríguez and Ignacio Martínez, our Institute program co-directors, would be pleased to answer any additional inquiries. Please send them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..