Frequently Asked Questions about the Undergraduate Summer School Program

If I am not a U.S. citizen, can I apply to the Undergraduate Summer School at PCMI?

Yes, you can apply to attend the USS at PCMI. However, stipends can be paid only to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If I am an international student at a university outside of the United States, can I apply to the Undergraduate Summer School at PCMI?

Yes, you can apply to attend the USS at PCMI. However, stipends can be paid only to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Can I attend the Undergraduate Summer School for less than three weeks?

No, Undergraduate Summer School participants must attend the full three weeks, arriving on Sunday, June 30, and departing on Saturday, July 20.

Will PCMI pay for my travel?

Yes, PCMI will provide you with a $600 travel allowance for airfare booked through the PCMI travel agent or for mileage if you drive your own car to PCMI.

Will PCMI pay for my lodging? Where will I stay while I am at PCMI?

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

How many meals will PCMI provide?

PCMI provides breakfast and lunch on weekdays and several casual suppers on weeknights TBD. USS participants also receive a $205 meal allowance toward meals not provided by PCMI.

Is the Undergraduate Summer School in session on weekends?

No. The Undergraduate Summer School is in session only on weekdays. The USS is not in session on Saturday-July 6, Sunday-July 7, Saturday-July 13, and Sunday-July 14.

If I am not a U.S. citizen, what type of visa do I need in order to attend PCMI?

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.