IFR programs are open to any individual, of any nationality, major or university across the world. You do not need to be an active, matriculating student to apply. However, you must be at least 18 years old by the day the field school begins as we are unable to accommodate legal minors. Those below this minimum age requirement are welcome to contact us for further advice.

Admission Policy

Only completed applications are reviewed – you must push ‘submit’ on the online application portal for your application to be evaluated. Students will be admitted by, and at the discretion of, field school director(s). Once admitted, the only way to secure a space in any program is by payment of the nonrefundable Deposit Fee ($500). Admitted students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A Tuition Deadline date is set for and posted on each program web page. If any balance is left on the student account past the tuition payment deadline, a one time, $100 Late Fee will be posted to that account.

Please consult our Cancellation Policy for further information. Programs will close to further enrollment once they reach capacity.

Typical Student Profile

Most participants in IFR field schools are undergraduate students or students who graduated in the past five years. A small, but significant portion of our participants are graduate students.

Student Status % of Total
Undergraduate Student 81%
Not currently enrolled  13%
Graduate Student 7%

Mature Students

The IFR welcomes mature students. Our programs are designed primarily for college students and are populated primarily by young adults. While most field schools have access to one type of accommodation only, some programs can offer private, separate accommodations for a minimal fee. Email us at info@ifrglobal.org or call directly to (877) 839-4374 Ext. 100 for consultation or further advice about finding the program that will best fit your intellectual and personal interests.

Academic Credits

Participating students earn 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) from our partner university – Connecticut College – and a letter grade. Consult our Academic Credits & Transcripts page for details.