Withdrawal & Refund
Students are responsible for billable 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. Payment
For Summer programs, the following schedule applies:
100% of billable tuition and program fees due 30 days prior to program start date
Accommodations in shared rooms in hotels and upscale hostels
Breakfast on most days
Ground transportation while in country
Entry fees to program-related cultural site visits
Several group lunches and dinners
Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISI. The ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy.
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 to meet dietary needs. Program participants are responsible for ensuring their dietary needs can be met for their chosen program itinerary.
Non-billable, Estimated Expenses:
Non-billable items posted above and described below are estimates of expenses you should expect to incur to participate in this program. These expenses will differ for each individual depending on their personal needs, course requirements, and personal choices. Fluctuations in international currency will affect total expenditures. The cost of airfare will be affected by availability and routing.
Round-Trip airfare to program destination (estimate based on fares provided online in December, 2018, with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving Shanghai (PVG) and returning to IAD from Hong Kong (HKG)
Airport transfers (transportation between your home and/or hotel and airports)
Most Meals (non-billable meals estimated on average of $19 [RMB 130] per day
Phone Service and internet service
Other Expenses to consider:
There are possible costs that have not been included in this budget because they 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
Health and Emergency insurance coverage beyond 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.