Room: In the majority of programs, housing is guaranteed and pre-arranged provided the students complete the required forms by the deadline date. Housing options can include traditional dorms or residence halls, international student halls, off-campus apartments with a mix of other study abroad students and local students, or home stays with a family from the host culture. Check your Program's website for detailed housing information. Haverford students may not opt for independent off-campus housing - that is, housing not arranged by the program. Students many not live in apartments with only other American students.
In keeping with the study abroad learning goals of global engagement, academic and intellectual enrichment, and personal growth and development, the International Academic Programs Faculty Advisory Board strongly encourages students to live with a host family whenever possible. The Student Study Abroad Advisory Board concurs that living with a family provides the best opportunity to experience full cultural immersion. Therefore, all cost estimates for room and board are based on the cost of a home stay, if that option is available. Students who are on financial aid will only be covered for home stays.
Please note that for some programs students will be responsible for payment of the room and board fees directly to the partner institution. Unlike Haverford, room and board costs will vary by dorm. Please choose carefully as Haverford financial aid will only cover a standard room and cannot cover the cost of the expensive dorm options. Students not on financial aid should also consult with their parents to discuss a budget for room and board. In many locations, especially where the rate of exchange is not favorable to the dollar, the housing cost may be higher than Haverford's fees.
Board: As with housing, the programs available to Haverford students vary in offerings. Some programs welcome/require students to be on a full or partial meal plan, while others do not offer a meal plan option, and students are expected to provide their own food. All program-specific information about board is available on the Programs page.
Program Deposit: Some programs require that students pay a deposit to hold their place. The deposit will later be deducted from the Haverford tuition costs. Students who decide not to study abroad will lose their deposit.
Housing/Security Deposit: Some programs may require a security deposit for housing. Students are responsible for the payment of this deposit. This deposit will not be deducted from tuition or housing fees; it is returned directly to students, minus damages to the room.
Application Fee: If there is a fee for the program application, students are responsible for this fee.
Additional Pre-Departure Costs: The Business Office provides a Q&A document (pdf) regarding tuition and financial aid.