Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policy

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policy

If there are any questions about payments, please contact Donna Pfeiffer (donna.pfeiffer@ieimedia.com).

Study Abroad programs require extensive, detailed advance planning. Because commitments for hotels, cooperating agencies and organizations are frequently done months in advance of the trip, it is essential that students be aware of their financial commitments when signing up for a program. The refund policy as outlined below will be strictly adhered to in order to ensure consistency and fairness.

  • If you decide to withdraw from a program, you must notify Andy Ciofalo (andy.ciofalo@ieimedia.com) and your program director immediately in writing.
  • If you withdraw before March 15, ieiMedia will refund all but the $500 deposit and $50 application fee.
  • If you withdraw between March 15 and April 1, ieiMedia will refund 50% of your payments after the deposit and application fee are subtracted.
  • If you withdraw after April 1, none of the fees will be refunded, but you may defer admission for one year at an additional charge.
  • If you require a visa and the visa application is denied, ieiMedia will refund the entire program fee upon receiving proof of visa denial, prior to March 15.
  • If a medically certified illness prevents your participation, the student will forfeit the application fee plus any payments made on behalf of the student that are non-recoverable. No refunds can be made after May 1, but you may defer admission for one year.
  • CASH PAYMENTS: If you don’t want to use a credit card, payments can be made via bank transfer to ACCT # 94020621 at Middlesex Federal Savings (Routing # 211370150). Make certain your name and program are noted on the transfer form.

Costs and Payment Schedule

URBINO, ITALY
TOTAL COST: $5,495
$50 application fee (nonrefundable)
$2,500 ($500 non-refundable) two weeks after acceptance
$2,995 paid 30 days later, not later than April 1
DISCOUNT: $250 if paying in full by Jan. 15

BERLIN, GERMANY
TOTAL COST: $4,495
$50 application fee (nonrefundable)
$2,500 ($500 non-refundable) two weeks after acceptance
$1,995 paid 30 days later, not later than April 1
DISCOUNT: $250 if paying in full by Jan. 15

ADRIATIC ITALY
TOTAL COST: $2,995
$50 application fee (non-refundable)
$2,000 ($500 non-refundable) by Feb. 15
$1,995 by April 1
DISCOUNT: $150 if paid in full before Jan. 15

COMBINED ADRIATIC/URBINO
TOTAL COST: $5495 + $2,995 = $8,490
$50 application fee ( nonrefundable)
$500 upon acceptance (nonrefundable)
$4,000 by Feb 15
$3,990 by April 1
DISCOUNT: $400 if paid in full before Jan. 15.

We recommend that all study abroad students consider trip cancellation insurance to cover items such as program fees, airline tickets, and travel-related costs in the unlikely event of a withdrawal from a program. Many travel insurance companies exist and each one has its own terms and exclusions. Some offer “cancel for any reason” supplements and might be of particular interest. (Please be aware that this type of coverage often requires that you purchase the coverage within 14 days of the initial deposit.) ieiMedia does not endorse any insurance carrier, but these are some you might want to research for yourself: