Arrival and Departure Dates
We recommend that you arrive the day prior to the start of your course and leave the day following your last class. However, if necessary we can usually arrange a few extra days with your host family before or after your course.
It is understood that any participate in a our program will obey the laws of the host country. This of course forbids the use of illegal drugs and alcohol consumption by minors. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful at all times and abusive behavior will not be tolerated. The School reserves the right to expel (without refund) any student whose behavior violates the school's policies or those of special program providers, tour operators, etc. Furthermore, any expenses incurred by the IPSA and school in terminating the program of a student who violates the policies and rules of conduct will be the responsibility of the participant.
Participants are asked to check their personal insurance protection as they are not automatically insured by the school against illness, accident, theft, personal liability, etc. We can provide our clients with the services of an international insurer (on request).
The school offers Housing assistance services with the sole intention of facilitating the student's study abroad experience. Students can make their own accommodation arrangements if they wish.
Postponement of Courses
The office must receive written notification at least 14 days before your course begins in order to transfer your reservation to a later course date.
Program Cancellation before the course starting date:
Cancellation fees are charged as follows, and any balance is refunded less non-refundable items and bank fees and payment processing charges (if any). Any refunds will be made within 30 days of cancellation notification.
- 30 or more days before the course begins: cancellation fee in the amount of the tuition deposit;
- 20 or more days, but less than 30 days before the course starting date:
cancellation fee in the amount of tuition deposit + 30% of the program fees;
- more than 7, but less than 20 days before the course starting date:
cancellation fee in the amount of tuition deposit + 50% of the program fees;
- There is no refund if the cancellation received 7 or less days before the course starting date.
Students who do not obtain a visa, will be refunded the complete amount paid less non-refundable items (application fee, international courier service and bank charges if any) and administration fee in the amount of the tuition deposit, if they inform the office in writing no later than 21 days before the program starts. The student also must return to the Enrollment Center the official Letter of Acceptance and the denial letter from the Italian Embassy (Consulate).
In no case money will be refunded once the course and/or lodging has started. No refund can be given for partial attendance or the discontinuance or interruption of a course.
It is a basic stipulation of the agreement/contract between students and IPSA or consortium member schools or representatives, that neither IPSA, nor any of its member schools or representatives, is liable to the students in cases where IPSA or the school is unable to fulfill any services to which they are contractually bound because of labor disputes or other reasons beyond their control.