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).
Even if we have only one or two students in a group class, we will teach them according to their level of Italian, but the course time will be reduced to half of the number of lessons booked.
Classes are normally not held and school facilities are closed on national holidays. Should a national holiday fall on a class day those hours are not recoverable by group students. Private students can reschedule those hours.
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: 200 Euro cancellation fee;
- 20 or more days, but less than 30 days before the course starting date:
cancellation fee in the amount of 200 Euro + 30% of the program fees;
- more than 7, but less than 20 days before the course starting date:
cancellation fee in the amount of 200 Euro + 50% of the program fees;
- There is no refund if the cancellation received 7 or less days before the course starting date.
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.
Please note that a special cancellation policy applies to booking of the Suite private apartments available upon request: once we reserve a suite apartment for you, it will be not possible to cancel this booking and make a refund.
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.
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