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
100% of billable airfare due 10 days from date of registration (billable airfare is non-refundable)
Participation in the 1.5 credit spring semester course(s), COMM 4559-009 / EDHS 3400 is a prerequisite for enrollment in the summer education abroad portion(s) of COMM 4559-010 / EDHS 3420
No term statement is issued for students studying abroad
Billable Fees* include:
Tuition for courses described in brochure
Shared occupancy in hotel and lodge accommodation throughout the program
Roundtrip domestic airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
Ground transportation to study sites
Museum, park, temple entry fees, and other entrance costs for sites
On-site support, guides, and other tour support
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:
Internet and phone service (personal expenses)
Airport transfers to and from lodging in Kathmandu (airport transfers)
E-visa for Nepal listed as (other)
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 October, 2019, with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving Kathmandu (KTM) via Doha. This is an estimate and fares will change with availability and routing.
Estimated cost of non-billable meals assumes 2-3 meals taken while traveling to Kathmandu. All meals onsite in Nepal are included.
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.