Withdrawal & Refund
Students are responsible for study abroad tuition and program fees once they have committed to attending a program. Please refer to the Withdrawal and Refund policy before committing to your program. Once you have committed, you will be subject to the policies found at http://educationabroad.virginia.edu/forms-policies. In some cases, there will be no refund available.
For Fall programs, the following schedule applies:
100% of billable program fees due 30 days prior to program start date
100% of billable airfare due 10 days from date of registration – Direct, round trip, economy class flights from USA to Venice (billable airfare is nonrefundable at $1,182)
Billable Program Fees, Billable Airfare, and the Non-refundable Deposit listed above are in addition to regular on-grounds tuition and fees and will appear in your SIS account as separate line items
No term statement is issued for students studying abroad
Billable Fees* include:
International airfare from USA to Venice
Roundtrip coach transportation from Charlottesville to Washington Dulles (if flights are not out of CHO)
Arrival and departure transportation in Venice (water taxis between airport and hotel)
Shared occupancy in Venice hotel
Breakfast included at hotel in Venice
3-4 day trips to nearby Italian cities including transportation and entrances
3 night trip to Rome (or other city) including shared lodging, entrances, and roundtrip train or ferry costs
Entry fees to study sites in and around Venice
Welcome and farewell dinner reception in Venice as well as some group lunches and dinners on travel days
Some local public transportation costs
Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISI. The ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy for the program dates
Note regarding group meals:
Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary restrictions during group meals; however, all countries have distinct cuisines along with food preparation techniques, and it is not always possible to address specific food concerns and meet needs. Program participants are responsible for ensuring their needs can be met for their chosen program itinerary
Non-Billable, Estimated Expenses:
Most lunches and dinners on own (kitchenette available at lodgings in Venice)
Local transportation (EUR 100 for discount card + EUR 37 for month pass + extra for additional weeks)
Laundry, international phone and data service, and daily incidentals - personal expenses
Non-billable items posted above are estimates and will differ for each individual depending on their personal needs, course requirements, and personal choices. Fluctuations in international currency will affect total expenditures.
Estimated cost of non-billable meals assumes moderate restaurants with an average of approximately 27 euros per day
Other Considerations: Some possible costs are not included in this budget, may not be applicable to all students, and will differ by individual if applicable. These may include but are not limited to:
Personal travel beyond the scope of the program,
Immunizations for the area of travel,
Visa fees (non-US citizens) – Visa fees and regulations are subject to change
Health and emergency coverage with CISI beyond the program dates
Trip Insurance: The ISO recommends that travelers consider trip insurance that can be tapped in the event travel to or from the
education abroad destination is interrupted or in the event itinerary changes become necessary.
The 1.98 metric tons of carbon for student flights from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Venice (VCE) via Amsterdam (AMS) will be offset in alignment with the Sustainability Plans of the International Studies Office and the University of Virginia.
*The University of Virginia reserves the right to adjust all program charges, without prior notification, for increases associated with but not limited to, the cost of instruction, foreign exchange rates, and Board of Visitors changes to tuition and fees.
In addition, the University of Virginia reserves the right to alter or cancel this education abroad program in the event of an emergency, changes in operating conditions, or under-enrollment.