The cost of the Summer 2021 Davidson in Cambridge program is $5,500.00.*
This fee covers:
This fee does not cover:
- Tuition for one Davidson College course credit
- Lodging at Emmanuel College (private room, furnished, with linens)
- Some meals (breakfast and lunch provided during the week)
- Group excursions
- Round-trip airfare to and from England - approximately $1500 depending on city of departure
- Evening and weekend meals, as well as meals during the week long break - approximately $1,200
- Transportation and accommodations for independent travel - $500 - $1,000
- Personal expenses
- Unplanned medical expenses
- Passport fees (if applicable) - $135 (new) or $110 (renew) - check travel.state.gov for the most current information
*The program fee is subject to change. A final program fee will be listed in the acceptance letter.
Financial Aid and Scholarships: Admission to the Cambridge Program is need-blind, and significant financial aid (mostly need-based, but some with a merit component) is available to help students participate in this rewarding program.
It is up to all applicants to apply aggressively for the available funds. Several organizations on campus are committed to helping you get to Cambridge. Do not, therefore, let the expense of the program deter you. Instead, get organized and apply for funding early. In most cases, it is too late if you wait until after you are accepted into the Cambridge Program.
Dean Rusk Travel Grant: If you apply for a grant to support summer study abroad, please remember that grant amounts vary considerably and they tend to range from $1,000.00-$3,000.00. Independent projects have a higher priority and generally receive more funding than group excursions. Davidson-sponsored summer programs will receive higher priority than third party provider study abroad programs.
The fact that the Dean Rusk Program has made grants to support participation in a specific program in the past does not guarantee that the program will be able to do so in the future. Budgetary conditions and demand for grant support varies from year to year.
Lester Scholarship: Thanks to a bequest from Dr. Malcolm Lester, late Professor and Chair of History and first director of the Cambridge Program, and his wife Mrs. Pauline Lester, the Cambridge Program offers Lester Scholarships of between $1,000.00 and $3,000.00. All students are eligible to apply for a Lester Scholarship but, in accordance with the donors' instructions, preference will be given to candidates who 1) have strong academic records, 2) have demonstrated financial need, and 3) major in History. Instructions for applying for a Lester Scholarship are included in the Cambridge Program application.
Lilly Scholarship: Thanks to a bequest from Dr. Henry T. Lilly, late Professor of English (1926-66), the Cambridge Program offers Lilly Scholarships of between $1000 and $3000. All students are eligible to apply for a Lilly Scholarship but, in accordance with the donors' instructions, preference will be given to candidates who 1) have strong academic records, 2) have demonstrated financial need, and 3) major in English. Instructions for applying for a Lilly Scholarship are included in the Cambridge Program application.
Cambridge Program Aid: The Cambridge Program and the Departments of English and History join forces to offer additional need-based aid to Cambridge-bound students. Immediately upon acceptance to the program, students are invited to apply for this money. Cambridge funds are limited, however, and this aid is intended to be combined with other sources of financial assistance. Priority will therefore be given to applicants who have already applied elsewhere.
Of course, even the above sources of aid might not be enough. You are therefore encouraged to think creatively -- and early! -- about locating additional ones. Consider other Davidson Programs that offer grants that, though not necessarily earmarked for travel or the Cambridge Program, might nevertheless work for you. For example, the Chaplain's Office awards Staley and McCall grants. Sometimes money can also be raised through organizations at home. Appealing to the Rotary Club or church group has, in past, worked for some students. Finally, the college Financial Aid Office has information about low- or zero-interest loans.
Davidson College Study Abroad Program Policies
Regarding Withdrawals, Cancelations, and Refunds
If a student withdraws from a Davidson College study abroad program or is required by the College to withdraw, the following payments will be assessed:
If withdrawal occurs between the time of deposit and the beginning of the Davidson College study abroad program, the amount of deposit will be retained by the College, as well as any funds already committed on behalf of the student. Committed funds are 1) monies that the program has already paid to a service provider, and/or 2) monies that the program has agreed to pay a service provider on terms that cannot be modified.
If withdrawal occurs on or after the beginning date of a semester or a summer program, for any reason, no refund of the semester or summer program cost is issued.
If withdrawal occurs on or after the beginning date of the first semester of an academic year program, for any reason, no refund of the first semester cost is issued. If withdrawal occurs on or after the beginning date of the second semester of an academic year program, no refund of the full academic year cost is issued.
If a student receiving federal aid withdraws from a Davidson College off-campus study program, the federal aid funds will be treated according to applicable federal regulations. Detailed rules and laws related to these calculations are available upon request from the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.
If Davidson College cancels one of its study abroad or domestic off-campus study programs before a program starts, a full refund of the program cost will be issued.
If Davidson College or one of its study abroad or domestic off-campus study program partners must suspend a program in progress, yet coursework may be completed, no refund will be issued for tuition. A partial refund may be issued for non-academic program costs in the event of an early program closure. If coursework may not be continued as a result of a program cancelation, a refund of program cost will be issued.
The College offers tuition-refund insurance during the academic year for Davidson College study abroad programs through AWG Dewar, Inc. Detailed information may be obtained by calling 617-774-1555 or online at AWG Dewar, Inc.