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 Summer programs, the following schedule applies:
100% of billable tuition and program fees due 30 days prior to program start date
Single occupancy in centrally located hotel residence in Lyon
Accommodations in Lyon include kitchenettes for meals on own
Some group lunches and dinners
Two night field trip to Annecy with roundtrip train tickets included
Double occupancy lodging in hotel during field trip to Annecy, includes breakfast
Group dinner in Annecy
Cooking class, miscellaneous snacks, and some public transportation in Lyon
Entry fees to study sites
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 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
Laundry, international phone service and data, and other incidentals (personal expenses)
Transportation between lodging and airport or train station (local transportation)
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.
The estimated airfare listed above is based on fares provided online in January 2020 with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving in Lyon (LYS). This is an estimate and fares will change with availability and routing. The estimated airfare includes one connection
Estimated cost of non-billable meals assumes moderate restaurants with an average of approximately USD $21 (EUR 19) 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 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.