Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)






1. Can I get a refund on my housing payment if I am unable to get a visa?

        Yes. We will refund your $400 USD housing payment if you are unable to get a visa as long as you cancel within two weeks of the program. Please contact us at for assistance with this.

2. I don't have a credit card. Can I pay for housing with a bank transfer?

         Yes. Bank transfers will be accepted for housing payments. Please contact us at for the necessary details. 

3. Are the dorms single or will I have a roommate?

         We are anticipating being able to house participants in single dorm accomondations with shared bathrooms.

4. Are the dorms air-conditioned?

          Yes, the dorm accommodations will have air conditioning.



1. Where can I find tips for how to get to Princeton, New Jersey, USA?

         You can view our Travel Hints pages under Travel Information on the top menu bar.

2. I need to apply for a visa. Do you have any helpful information?

          You can visit our Visa Hints website for information on how to best apply for a U.S. Visa. If you need an official letter of invitation or have any questions, please email us at

3. Will I need a car to get to the Princeton University or Institute for Advanced Study campuses?

          If you are staying in dorm accommodations, you will not need a car. Housing is located on the Princeton campus and is a short 20-30 minute walk to the Institute campus. If you plan on driving to the dorms, there will be a designated parking lot where you can park your car for the duration of the program. If you are a commuter or auditor staying in nearby lodging, it will depend on how far away your hotel is from the Institute campus.

4. I am not staying in the dorm accommodations, am arriving early or leaving after the program has completed. Do you have any recommendations for nearby lodging?

          There are a number of nearby hotels and lodging options that may be suitable for participants who are interested in either arranging their own accommodations or need additional accommodations due to travel dates. 

  • There are a number of hotels and motels along the Route 1 corridor in the Princeton area. You can view a list of local hotels here.
  • There are also rooms and homes available for rent by the local Princeton community. You can view Airbnb rentals here or Vacation Rentals by Owner here.


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