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2016 Session Tuition and Fees

Payment for the program must be made in full to the University of Rochester Bursar's Office by the start date of the program in order to guarantee credit.

Tuition and fees of $4,100 includes:

  • 4 academic credits
  • All lectures and educational activities
  • All in-country travel, meals, lodging, and fees
  • A two-night safari to Liwonde National Park
  • Travel health insurance
  • Mosquito net
  • All museum admission fees
  • Chichewa language instruction

Additional fees (not included in the price of tuition):

  • Airfare from U.S. to Lilongwe, Malawi (approx. $1,500 to $2,000)
  • Passport
  • Required vaccinations and medications: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, malaria prophylaxis (approx. $200)
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal travel supplies (luggage, headlamp, etc.)
  • Textbook (approx. $15)

Air travel will be arranged as a group rate through a travel agent.

Paying for Malawi

Undergraduate Research Award

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the Undergraduate Research Award for participants in the Malawi Immersion Seminar. The award provides up to $350 for projects conducted by students participating in research during the Malawi Immersion Seminar each summer. For more information on the award, see the "Apply" page.

Financial Aid

Finding financial aid for study abroad.

Please note: It may be is necessary to cancel a course with enrollment below five students.  If this is the case, we will contact you a minimum of one month prior to the course start date. If a course is canceled for low enrollment, students may enroll in an alternate immersion program if space is available or receive a full refund.

If a student is asked to leave an immersion program for a violation of program rules, s/he is not eligible for any refunds or reimbursements. The student is responsible for the cost of the dismissed student’s travel home from the program location.

The best thing about this program is the immersion into a different culture, instead of just touring around we actually live, encouraged to always watch and listen.”

Student Quote


Joseph Lanning
University of Rochester

Department of Anthropology
440 Lattimore Hall
PO Box 270161
Rochester, NY 14627-1061
(585) 747-1636