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 $450 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 or see the wire transfer option on the housing payment site.

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

         We are anticipating being able to house participants in single dorm accommodations 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. 

  • The Erdman Center Princeton Theological Seminary may be able to provide rooms for interested parties. More information can be found here. If you are interested, please call 609-497-7745. 
  • 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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