JASC76 Finances

While the actual cost of each Delegate is well over $6,000, this cost is significantly subsidized by ISC to reduce the total cost.

The $3,000 participation fee covers all housing, pre-arranged meals, cultural activities, flights during the Conference, ground travel, insurance, and other program-related expenses made during the Conference. Once accepted to the Delegation, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot.

For American Delegates, the cost of transportation to American Orientation, this year in Los Angeles, is the Delegates’ responsibility. American Delegates are also responsible for their own individual travel home at the conclusion of the conference, this year in Washington, D.C.

Financing Your Participation Fee:

Each year, about 60-80% of Delegates receive full or partial scholarships to participate in an International Student Conference. Although fundraising can seem intimidating, and the financial burden on students has only increased since the start of the pandemic, past JASCers have been very creative and successful in raising funds. Please see below for additional information on how to fund your participation in JASC.

One of the best places to begin fundraising is at your university. Research the programs currently offered by your school and then reach out to a relevant department of study abroad, office of sponsored research, or a similarly minded department to see what opportunities are available to students. Even if your university does not have any internal sources of funding, schools have often successfully connected students with relevant external sources of funding. When contacting a department at your school, prepare a brief “elevator pitch” about what JASC is and how participating as a Delegate will contribute your academic and professionals goals. If you need any assistance in preparing this, please reach out to the JASC Executive Committee for support. Below is a more complete list of potential funding sources at your university.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses:

As there will be free days scheduled during each site, allowing Delegates to explore the cities and socialize with other Delegates, we recommend that Delegates bring at least ~$200 for related out-of-pocket expenses.