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Frequently Asked Questions - Parents and Students


What is the cost of the Jambo summer institute?

The cost of attending the summer institute is completely free! This program is sponsored by the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida. It is also partially funded by a Department of Education Title VI grant.

There are texts and materials used at the summer institute. These learning materials are provided at no cost to the students.

How long does the summer institute last? What part of the summer is it held?

This exciting program is held during the day for two weeks (a total of ten days; Monday through Friday during each week). It usually begins at the end of June and finishes up during the beginning of July.

What does the student receive for completing the institute?

After finishing the summer institute, students receive a University of Florida certificate of participation. Aside from the certificate, students will receive an experience of a lifetime! Don’t miss this opportunity.

Students also get great exposure to the University of Florida’s campus and culture. They meet professors from various departments and other University of Florida college students.

How many students are chosen to attend to institute?

There are approximately twenty students chosen each summer to attend the institute. So get your applications in today!

How can I register for the summer institute?

Don’t wait – register online today! Check out the Admission Procedure section of the website. There is an PDF registration form that you can download and email or mail to the summer institute staff.

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