The cost of the 2022 International History Olympiad will be $1950 USD if paid by December 31, 2021 or $2050 if paid between then and June 25, 2022. This includes all meals, accommodations, and programs with the exception of several optional field trips) for the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School Divisions. For the Elementary Division, the cost will be $1550 if paid by December 31, 2021 or otherwise $1650, as this will not include accommodations or breakfast (it will include lunch and dinner though).
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 www.gofundme.com campaign to support your registration fees and travel costs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of these methods.
Remember also that if you are within a 10 hour drive of Quebec City (this includes the majority of the population of Canada and about 60 million people in the northeast USA) that 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.
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 by official staff members for students coming to Quebec City without an accompanying adult. There is no extra charge for these pickups, but IAC will only provide these for students who are officially traveling as unaccompanied minors to Quebec City. Thus even if a student is staying in the dorms at Université Laval and not with their parent in an outside hotel, IAC will not provide pickups unless these students are traveling without parental or other adult supervision.
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.