The cost of the 2022 International Geography Championships is currently TBD while we rework the program from the arrangements we had planned on in Quebec to the new program for Vermont, Montreal, and Boston. There will be a $100 discount if the registration fee is paid by January 31, 2022. The cost will include all meals, accommodations, and programs with the exception of several optional field trips). In contrast with the plans for Quebec, there will not be a reduction in price for the Elementary Division students, but unlike our plans for Quebec, those fees will now include breakfast and accommodations.

There will be variable pricing based on whether a student is requesting single, double, or quad occupancy, with higher numbers of students in a room being cheaper. Elementary Division students will need to stay in or directly adjacent to the same room as their parents.

There is some financial aid available through other measures such as being a parent volunteer at IAC events or by becoming a question writer (if you are in high school and have been competing at a high level for at least two years). IAC can also provide advice on how to fundraise (e.g. we can prepare a fundraiser packet for you to help find donors in your community and provide quiz questions and instructions for running a quiz night as a fundraiser – you can easily raise up to $500 or more this way) and assist with press releases that can help you get noticed by people and businesses who might support you. We can also provide an official letter of qualification that you can use for a www.gofundme.com campaign to support your registration fees and travel costs. Please contact info@iacompetitions.com if you are interested in any of these methods.

Remember also that if it is an option, carpooling may significantly reduce travel costs.

There is no cost to be an Official Spectator, though for certain field trips, there will also be charges if IAC handles the transportation and payments.

Refund Policy

If a pandemic-related cancellation of the International Geography Championships takes place in advance of it, then participation fees will be reimbursed in full, minus any transaction fees we incur through sending wire transfers. If cancellation needs to take place during the event itself, then registration costs will be refunded on a prorated basis depending on how much of IGC has taken place until then.

Aside from Covid-19 related reasons, refunds will be provided in full until March 31, 2022. From April 1 until June 1, 2022, a 50% refund will be provided. After June 1, no refund, except for Covid-19 will be provided. As IAC needs to pay unrecoverable costs based on projected enrollment in advance of IGC (e.g. securing guaranteed accommodations, hiring staff, buying tickets, etc.), we regret that there are no exceptions to our refund policy no matter how extenuating the circumstances.

Airport Pickups / Train Station Pickups
IAC can provide airport or train station pickups for students coming to the International Geography Championships without an accompanying adult. There is no cost for train pickups at Essex Junction or Burlington, nor for airport pickups at Burlington International Airport. IAC will not provide pickups at any other airport, but there are numerous flights to Burlington from other US airports in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Charlotte (though not Boston). Students coming with an adult must take a cab, Uber/Lyft, or rental car from the airport or train station to the on-site check-in location.

Further Information
1. Payments will be accepted by the following methods: US $ denominated check, Credit card via Paypal (fees apply), Wire transfer (fees apply), Flywire (for payments from outside the USA only) – has slightly lower fees than Paypal or wire transfers.
2. An invoice will be provided upon registration with payment instructions; if desired, a receipt can be issued as well.

If a pandemic-related cancellation of IGC takes place in advance of it, then participation fees will be reimbursed in full, minus any transaction fees we incur through sending wire transfers. If cancellation needs to take place during the event itself, then registration costs will be refunded on a prorated basis depending on how much of IGC has taken place until then.