Cost Information

Germany Costs

These cost estimates are provided to help with planning and budgeting. Final per person cost will differ depending upon point of departure, currency conversion rates, and other factors. 

Registration Fee (nonrefundable)

$250 USD per school / registration

Delegate Fee

$170 USD per delegate / head delegate

Faculty Fee

$170 USD per faculty advisor

Students may not register as faculty


Book early! Once our rooms sell out you may need to pay full price or find your own accommodations.

77-194 Euros per room, per night (limited number of rooms at each price)

Maximum of 2 people per double/twin room. Breakfast and internet access included.

See the Hotel Information page for details

Mandatory Tours (optional for German schools)

Day 1: Wartburg Castle (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Buchenwald Concentration Camp, lunch included

Day 2: Point Alpha Memorial and Erfurt City Tour, lunch included

Thursday: U.S. Thanksgiving Dinner (German delegations who opt out of the tours may attend for 35 euros per person)

Friday: Delegate Ball

$180 USD per person


Breakfast: included at conference hotels

Lunch (Monday-Tuesday): for those taking the tours, all other lunches are on your own

Dinners: on your own (dinner on Thursday is included for those who paid for the tours; German delegations who opt out of the tours may attend for 35 euros per person)

Airport Ground Transportation

Costs Vary

Consult the Deutsche Bahn Website to book train tickets to Erfurt Hbf from the airports. It’s usually less expensive if you book well in advance. The train ride is roughly two hours. The nearest airports for international flights are:

Other Costs to Consider

  • Travel to and from Erfurt, Germany
  • Insurance (Health, Travel, Conference / Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation, etc.)
  • Passport (make sure the expiration date is at least six months after the conference dates)
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Sightseeing and Souvenirs