Frequently Asked Questions about the Graduate Summer School Program

No. Graduate Summer School participants must attend the full three weeks, arriving on Sunday, July 5, and departing on Saturday, July 25.

Yes. Non-U.S. citizens can apply to attend the GSS at PCMI.

Yes. Graduate students who are studying at a university outside of the United States can apply to attend the GSS at PCMI.

Most GSS participants will be graduate students, but postdoctoral scholars who are less than one year after receipt of their PhD are eligible to apply to the GSS. Postdoctoral scholars who are more than one year after receipt of their PhD should apply to the Research Program at PCMI, not to the Graduate Summer School.

PCMI lodging is reserved in several Park City properties that are nearby to the Prospector Conference Center where PCMI takes place. Standard lodging for the Graduate Summer School program is double or triple occupancy with other same gender participant/s from the GSS in a unit with kitchen facilities.

PCMI provides informal breakfast and lunch on weekdays and several casual suppers on weeknights TBD. GSS participants also receive a $200 meal allowance toward meals not provided by PCMI.

No. The Graduate Summer School is in session only on weekdays. The GSS is not in session on Saturday-July 11, Sunday-July 12 Saturday-July 18, and Sunday-July 19.

Generally, since PCMI is an educational conference, does not offer credit for participating, and lasts less than 90 days, a visitor visa (B1/B2) is sufficient for your travel to the United States to attend. However, we are not in a position to give you definitive advice about your individual visa situation. You should consult with your advisor or the office of international travel/affairs at your university to get specific advice about your visa status as it relates to your attending PCMI.