The cost of the 2022 International History Olympiad is currently TBD while we rework the program from the arrangements we had planned on in Quebec to the new program for Princeton and New York City. There will be a $100 discount if the registration fee is paid by January 31, 2022. The cost will include all meals, accommodations, and programs with the exception of several optional field trips). In contrast with the plans for Quebec, there will not be a reduction in price for the Elementary Division students, but unlike our plans for Quebec, those fees will now include breakfast and accommodations.

There will be variable pricing based on whether a student is requesting single, double, or quad occupancy, with higher numbers of students in a room being cheaper. Elementary Division students will need to stay in or directly adjacent to the same room as their parents.

There is some financial aid available through other measures such as being a parent volunteer at IAC events or by becoming a question writer (if you are in high school and have been competing at a high level for at least two years). IAC can also provide advice on how to fundraise (e.g. we can prepare a fundraiser packet for you to help find donors in your community and provide quiz questions and instructions for running a quiz night as a fundraiser – you can easily raise up to $500 or more this way) and assist with press releases that can help you get noticed by people and businesses who might support you. We can also provide an official letter of qualification that you can use for a campaign to support your registration fees and travel costs. Please contact if you are interested in any of these methods.

Remember also that if it is an option, carpooling may significantly reduce travel costs.

There is no cost to be an Official Spectator, though for certain field trips, there will also be charges if IAC handles the transportation and payments.

Events in the Collegiate Division will be paid for on an a la carte basis. Costs will range from $15 to $80 for individual events depending on the number of rounds, and $125 to $375 for the History Bowl team event depending on how many people are on a team. There will likely be discounts available for providing a reader or readers as well.

Refund Policy

If a pandemic-related cancellation of the Olympiad takes place in advance of it, then participation fees will be reimbursed in full, minus any transaction fees we incur through sending wire transfers. If cancellation needs to take place during the event itself, then registration costs will be refunded on a prorated basis depending on how much of the Olympiad has taken place until then.

Aside from Covid-19 related reasons, refunds will be provided in full until March 31, 2022. From April 1 until June 25, 2022, a 50% refund will be provided. After June 25, no refund, except for Covid-19 will be provided. As IAC needs to pay unrecoverable costs based on projected enrollment in advance of the Olympiad (e.g. securing guaranteed accommodations, hiring staff, buying tickets, etc.), we regret that there are no exceptions to our refund policy no matter how extenuating the circumstances.

Airport Pickups / Train Station Pickups
IAC can provide airport or train station pickups for students coming to the Olympiad without an accompanying adult. There is no cost for train pickups at Princeton Junction, but there will be a cost for airport pickups. For students coming from North America, IAC will ONLY provide airport pickups at Newark Airport. For students coming from outside North America, IAC can also provide pickups at John F. Kennedy International Airport. IAC will not provide airport pickups in Philadelphia or at any airport other than Newark or JFK.
IAC does not provide airport pickups for students coming to the Olympiad who are coming with accompanying adults (whether from North America or overseas), but we can provide recommendations for taxis, Uber/Lyft rides, and public transportation. IAC can provide complimentary transfers from Princeton Junction to the Westin Princeton Forrestal Village, but only for arrival and departure to and from the Olympiad (i.e. not during the week) unless students and adults are participating in IAC organized events that require travel.

Further Information
1. Payments will be accepted by the following methods: US $ denominated check, Credit card via Paypal (fees apply), Wire transfer (fees apply), Flywire (for payments from outside the USA only) – has slightly lower fees than Paypal or wire transfers.
2. An invoice will be provided upon registration with payment instructions; if desired, a receipt can be issued as well.