Expenses – what’s covered?

A shared room, board, all gate fees, Special Studies classes, entertainment including a theater/opera performance, special outings, and other events are included. Transportation to and from Chautauqua for North American students is not included. We do provide pickup at both the Buffalo Airport and the Jamestown Airport.

Housing and Meals

bonniehallSee www.iokds.org/csp.html for pictures of the houses and chapel. In the houses, bedrooms and shared bathrooms are on the second and third floors. Kitchen, living and dining areas are on the first floor.

Along with a Resident Advisor who is responsible for organizing and managing each household, Scholars live at either Florence Hall or Bonnie Hall.

In addition, the Order owns Benedict House, home to the International Headquarters, Memorial Museum and Margaret Bottome Memorial Room. The Ida A. Vanderbeck Chapel and the Ethel Rebecca Holt Fellowship Hall on the Chapel’s lower level are used for some meals and meetings.

Three meals per day and snacks are included in the scholarship. Breakfast and lunch are self-serve in the houses and the class meets for dinner in the evenings. Special events on and off the grounds such as class dinners, picnics, barbecues, and pizza parties offer variety to the weekly meal schedule.

florencehallHow is Chautauqua different from my home?

IOKDS houses are not air-conditioned and summers can be hot and humid. Days are sunny, but evenings can be cool enough for a sweater or jacket and a rain shower is not uncommon. All rooms are equipped with fans for warm evenings.

IOKDS properties do not have televisions. Chautauqua has a quiet serene atmosphere free from loud blaring noises. After 11 pm, Chautauquans observe quiet out of respect for others.

Computers and wi-fi are available in both Bonnie Hall and Florence Hall.