How much does Harvardwood 101 typically cost?


Harvardwood will offer a discount housing option for all Harvardwood 101 participants. Program participants will be picked up from this location and transported via bus around the city for the first week of "boot-camp." Participants can then choose to stay at Oakwood during their J-termship as well. Students who stay for both boot-camp and the J-termship should raise about $3,500 - $4,000 to cover: 

       $1,500* - Housing (*Please note that this is an estimate that can change depending on length of stay, how many students opt for Harvardwood-arranged housing, and the current prices at our housing provider. While we cannot guarantee this until we receive final pricing from the housing provider, we can typically negotiate a better deal than $1,500 per person for a 3-week stay.)

       $100 - 101 Program Fee

       $900 - Food for 3 weeks

       $550* - Roundtrip airfare between Boston and Los Angeles (*please note this is an estimate, as airline prices fluctuate daily)

Transportation is covered during the first week of "boot-camp," but you will need to account for transportation if you stay for a J-termship. There is a bus and subway system in LA but it is very limited. Students are encouraged to arrange carpools with their fellow peers or use rideshare app alternatives.  

Students are also encouraged to apply for financial assistance via the Wintersession Fund at OCS. The Wintersession Fund, which is a career exploration loan, covers travel expenses involved in getting to and from Harvardwood 101. Students should consult career advisers at OCS for more funding sources and ideas.  

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