When a participant withdraws
from a program before departure or returns to the U.S. before completion of a
program, the individual must communicate directly with UWSP International
Programs as soon as possible to ensure all essential university
procedures are followed and to receive the fullest refund possible.
Airlines and international service providers, including foreign
universities and their affiliated agencies, often require advanced payments and
impose large cancellation fees. In case of a participant
withdrawal, UWSP International Programs will strive to refund payments as much
as possible to the individual, but UWSP International Programs is not liable for
fees and charges imposed by partner agencies and universities.
UWSP International Programs
does not purchase cancellation insurance for individual participants.
Participants are encouraged to investigate trip cancellation
insurance to determine if such insurance is in their best interest to purchase
Withdrawal before the
Official Program Commences.
Up to one hundred (100) days prior to
the official program start date: UWSP International Programs will retain the
non-refundable application fee and the arrangement fee. Both fees
are transferable ONCE and only to another UWSP International Program offering.
In the period from one hundred (100)
days to thirty-one (31) days prior to the official program start date: UWSP
International Programs will assess penalties for any purchased or reserved
transportation and accommodation arrangements as well as any other program
expenditure incurred to the date of withdrawal. Application and
arrangement fees are transferable in this period as outlined in point
Thirty (30) days prior to the
official program start date: UWSP International Programs will assess the
penalties listed in point B and any instructional or arrangement costs that
on-site providers assess UWSP International Programs. The
application fee is transferable once as outlined above, but the arrangement fee
is no longer transferable.
Official Program: Generally, no refund of any part of the
program costs is possible.
Individual participants are responsible for all expenses and fees charged
for their participation. Any outstanding payments due may be
applied to the participant’s UWSP Billing Account.