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Withdrawal Policy

If you must withdraw from your selected study abroad program after you have been accepted, your withdrawal will be governed by the Semester/Yearlong/Summer Withdrawal Instructions and Policies, or by the Short-Term, Faculty Led Program Withdrawal Policy, depending on which type of program you applied to.

Semester/Yearlong/Summer Provider Instructions and Policies
  • If you decide not to participate in a study abroad program, you must withdraw by notifying OSA via email as soon as possible.
  • Students who withdraw from semester, yearlong and summer provider programs are still responsible for the $100 application fee. They will also be responsible for any program fees that have already been paid on their behalf by Belmont. If they are going through a study abroad provider (Arcadia, CEA, CIEE, DIS, etc.) students need to be aware of the withdrawal policies for the individual provider, as they are subject to those policies. The specific withdrawal policies and deadlines can be found on the providers' websites.
  • Students who have applied to programs with our program providers, such Arcadia University, CEA, SAI, etc. must notify OSA via email as well as the specific program provider as soon as possible.
Short-Term, Faculty-Led Program Withdrawal Policy

If you decide not to participate in a short-term faculty led program after being accepted, you must withdraw by notifying both OSA and the faculty director via email by the specified withdrawal deadline.  The withdrawal deadline is referenced in your acceptance letter.

If after the application deadline has passed, you are unable to participate in the study abroad program for any reason, including involuntary termination from the participation due to failure on your part to remain eligible to participate, you will be responsible for the following charges:

SPRING BREAK

  • $500 application fee, even if all other costs are recoverable
  • All additional unrecoverable program expenses (airline tickets, housing deposits, etc.) up to the full cost of the program


MAYMESTER AND SUMMER (MAY/JUNE/JULY)

  • $500 application fee, even if all other costs are recoverable
  • In addition, if you withdraw after the deadline has passed the refund policy will be as follows:
    • If you withdraw on or before February 15, 2017 you will be responsible for the program deposit, and any costs or penalties incurred on your behalf by Belmont
    • If you withdraw on or before March 1, 2017 you will be responsible for the program deposit and 25% of the program fee
    • If you withdraw on or before March 15, 2017 you will be responsible for the program deposit and 50% of the program fee
    • If you withdraw on or before April 1, 2017 you will be responsible for the program deposit and 100% of the program fee
  • Charges will appear on your student account, and are due upon receipt