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The costs of the 2016 International History Olympiad are as follows (per student):

1495 USD : Double-Occupancy Room, with air conditioning
1645 USD : Single-Occupancy Room, with air conditioning

1295 USD : Staying off-campus, (includes full meal plan, as students won’t have time to get lunch and dinner elsewhere)

These costs include all the meals.

Each unit shares a bathroom and includes 1 twin bed, 1 desk, 1 chair and 1 drawer per person.
Each person will receive 1 pillow, 1 pillow case, 2 sheets, 1 blanket, 1 bed pad, and 1 towel.


The costs for parents and family members and coaches staying at the University are as follows (per person). Note that we reserve the right to cap registrations on these rooms, if it appears as if it will prevent other students from being able to register. In that case, parents and family members would be welcome to attend, but would need to find their own accommodations:

795 USD : Double-Occupancy Room, with air conditioning
945 USD : Single-Occupancy Room, with air conditioning

These costs include all the meals, but not the night on the USS Missouri or transfer to the USS Missouri for the closing ceremonies.


There is the option to stay one extra night at the start and/or end of the Olympiad (on the night of July 16 and/or July 24), including two extra meals per extra night for 125 USD per extra night (the price is the same for adults and students).


We accept the following methods of payment: US check, wire transfer, credit card or Paypal. For payments by wire transfer, a 30 USD fee applies. All wire transfers must be paid in US Dollars, namely, the amount we receive must be the amount owed in US dollars, plus the transfer fee. If your bank charges additional fees, these must be taken into account in addition to this. For payments by credit card and Paypal, a 50 USD fee applies.

All program components for students including the overnight stay on the USS Missouri (except Civilization, which costs 25 USD per person, and the excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center, which costs 105 USD per person for admission, transportation, the evening show, and dinner or 130 USD per person if you wish to attend the Ali’i Luau instead of the evening show) and meals are included. Both types of rooms are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Prices include meals from lunch or dinner (depending on your arrival time) on July 17 through breakfast on July 24, and seven nights lodging. Instructions regarding submitting payment by check and wire transfer will be forwarded to participants upon registration, while for credit cards and PayPal, you can pay after registering here.


We will provide shuttles for a fee from Honolulu International Airport, which include a staff member meeting students and escorting them to check in for their return flight. Shuttles will cost 30 USD per person per way. For shuttles outside the recommended hours (listed here), there will be a 25 dollar supplement for each way.


Update July 4: We’re offering an official extension on all payments that are due in advance of the Olympiad (i.e. not including payments for Civilization, the Polynesian Cultural Center, payments for family members on the USS Missouri) until 11am Eastern USA (i.e. New York City) time on Saturday, July 9 (when the event selection forms are also due). Late fees will begin accruing if we don’t have payments by then.
In contrast with our flexibility on payments at certain other events, no student will be allowed to compete unless all payments and applicable late fees have been paid prior to July 17! As for refunds, we can refund payments in full, minus bank transaction fees until May 15. From May 15-June 20, we can issue a 50% refund for payment. After June 20, no refunds will be given for any reason.