The 2017 Summer Peacebuilding Institute is now over.

The information on this website is from SPI 2017. Costs at SPI 2018 may vary from this. For complete information on SPI 2018 please visit our website in late-October. Thank you.

Estimated Costs for SPI 2017

Costs Payable to Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Training Fee:
7-day course $1,270

5-day course $995

Academic Tuition Fee (MA level):
3 credit hour course $2,145

($675/credit hour)
2 credit hour course $1,470

  • Participants pay either training or academic tuition fee.
  • Fee includes $120 per course to cover course readers, special supplies, guest speakers, coffee breaks, snacks, etc
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee is due at the time you apply and is required as part of a complete application to be considered for admission. See here for more information.
Lodging: (per course fee, Includes weekday noon meal)

Shared bedroom
7-day course (up to 10 nights) $550

5-day course (up to 6 nights) $330

Single bedroom
7-day course (up to 10 nights) $650

5-day course (up to 6 nights) $400

Additional nights are $55 for shared room and $65 for single room.

$30-190 one way

Read more about travel-related costs for specific transportation costs.
Health Insurance:

SPI participants are required to have health insurance that is valid in the U.S. The cost of purchasing health insurance through SPI is $35 per session.
Read more about health insurance for more information.

Personal Funds Needed by Participants

Food: (estimated)
$12 per day

Costs will be higher if not living on campus and receiving weekday lunch meal.
Books: (estimated)

$50 per course
$150 per course

Non-credit participants (optional)
For-credit participants

Please account for other costs you may incur, such as visa and courier fees, gifts, entertainment, etc.

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