Costs and Financial Aid
2017 Program cost per student
Program Fee: US $ Tuition and registration fees $1,600 Hotel accommodations ($40 per day for 23 days) $920 Home stay ($180 per week x 5 weeks) $900 Cultural trip to Zanzibar Island (3 days, 2 nights – transportation, lodging, entry permits, guided tours of cultural heritage sites) $600 Trip to Arusha/Ngorongoro Game Park (4 days, 3 nights - transportation, lodging, guided safari) $700 Shuttle transportation for 8 weeks (airport pick-up/drop-off, daily commute from hotel to class, and to Mwenge Youth Center, incidental local travel). $270 TOTAL $4,990
Additional costs: Students are responsible for round-trip airfare (approx. $1,900), their own personal expenses/meals (approx. $600), pre-travel vaccinations (approx. $500), and travel visa fees (about $182).
African Studies Language Prize
The Program in African Studies will award one $2,000 prize to an undergraduate student enrolled in the 2016 Princeton in Dar es Salaam summer program in Tanzania. To be considered for this prize, students must apply to the Dean's Fund for Summer Study Abroad. Eligibility is based on a combination of need and Swahili grades (no less than a B+ in the two elementary courses, SWA 101 and SWA 102).
Be sure to explore Princeton’s Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE), which connects students with University funding for activities, including summer study abroad.
Students who require further funding should consider a Princeton Subsidized Student Loans, which are available from the Office of Financial Aid and are highly recommended over charging seminar costs to a credit card. Please consult Financing Options for Students and Parents 2015–16, specifically pages 1–2 and Table 3, and contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Students who withdraw from a Princeton program after accepting a place but before the program begins will lose the nonrefundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs. There are no refunds after the start of the program.