Information for Summer 2018
In 2018, the Great Books Summer Program is offering one, two, and three and four-week programs at Amherst College and Stanford University; and one and two-week programs at the University of Chicago. We will also offer a two-week session at Oxford, a one-week session in Dublin, Ireland and special two-week sessions in Beijing.
Oxford and Dublin
University of Chicago
Stanford Center in Beijing (Day)
Stanford Center in Beijing
Tuition includes all instruction, accommodations, supervision and recreational activities, and three meals per day with snacks provided. Additional fees below also apply. (Beijing Day Program includes lunch and does not include accommodations.)
All applicants incur a non-refundable $250 registration fee payable with their tuition deposit.
Materials & Events
There will also be a materials and events fee of $225 for one-week students, $325 for two-week students, $425 for three-week students or $525 for four-week students. Materials include the rental of an e-reader loaded with our reading anthology, a book featured in the weekly curriculum, a digital copy of the anthology, a notebook, t-shirt, book bag, water bottle and all other necessary elective supplies. Snacks and special meals are also provided during the session.
Students attending two, three or four-week sessions will have a $195 fee per weekend excursion to cover the cost of activities. Students who attend the Beijing residential program will have an excursion fee of $650. Students attending our Oxford program will have an excursion fee of $700 to cover excursions to London and Stratford-upon-Avon as well as daily outings. Students attending the Dublin program will have an excursion fee of $350 to cover daily excursions throughout the city. The combined Oxford and Dublin program will have an excursion fee of $1050.
Arrangements for airport transportation to and from Amherst and Stanford can be made for an additional $100 each way. Students who apply to our Beijing, Oxford or Dublin programs will receive information about travel upon registration.
International Application Processing
An international fee of $150 will be added for each student arriving from outside the US, UK, or Ireland. Chinese students attending our program in Beijing will not incur an International Application Processing fee.
If two or more siblings attend, each sibling receives a savings of $100 on their tuition.
For each first-time attendee you refer to the 2018 Great Books season, you will receive a $100 savings on tuition.
To be considered for enrollment, a student's application must include a $500 deposit. This includes a $250 tuition deposit which will be credited toward your total tuition fee and a $250 non-refundable registration fee. The payment schedule for the Great Books Summer Program is as follows:
Deposit of $500 is due with your application.
Please note that this includes a tuition deposit of $250 which is fully refundable until March 13, 2018. It also includes a $250 registration fee which is non-refundable.
Final Payment: Families paying by credit card have the option to pay in full at the time of enrollment, pay in monthly installments leading up to a final payment deadline of May 4, 2018, or may request that the balance be automatically charged to their account on April 6, 2018.
An application submitted after May 4, 2018 requires full payment at the time of enrollment. Enrollments will continue to be accepted as long as space is available.
All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing to Great Books Summer Program Admissions, PO Box 743, Fairfield, CT 06824 or faxed to 1- 203-255-0675. You will receive a confirmation of your refund request within one week of receipt. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 13, 2018.