Each year, Clemson faculty members lead and direct study abroad programs at locations around the world. For the majority of these programs, you travel with CU faculty and take CU courses. You are registered for CU courses and receive a grade for these courses just as you would if you were on campus.
Costs include Clemson tuition and fees, a study abroad fee, and other additional program fees/costs (for items such as airfare, meals, and accommodations) which vary by program. You pay a deposit for the program at the time you submit your application. The deposit is $250 for summer and fall break/spring break programs and $800 for semester programs. This deposit is credited toward the program fees. The Office of Global Engagement reserves the right to cancel any program, revise its offerings, or to make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.
Payments for tuition and fees, including any remaining balance for a program fee, are made through the student’s iROAR bill. The iROAR bill is payable on the regular Clemson schedule; for example, the bill for a summer faculty-directed program will appear at the same time as other Clemson University summer bills. Program deposits are made via credit or debit card through the Studio Abroad application system. The deposit(s) is a component of a student’s application. We do not accept checks in payment of deposits.
Refunds of tuition and fees are governed by the refund policies as established by the university. Refunds of the deposit are not made unless the student is not accepted into the program or the program is canceled. Clemson makes a serious commitment to provide study abroad opportunities for our students. By paying a deposit, you show serious commitment toward going on the trip. We determine by the number of participants who pay a deposit if there are enough people for the trip to proceed. For this reason, it is important that anyone paying the deposit be fully committed to going. The deposit is credited toward the program fees. Payments of subsequent program fees are refunded based on the following schedule:
|Withdrawal from Program (must be in writing)||Amount of program fee refund (minus deposit)|
|90 days or more prior to program start||100%*|
|60 – 89 days prior to program start||50%*|
|30 – 59 days prior to program start||25%*|
|29 days or less prior to program start||0%*|
* If necessary, the percentage of program fee refund will be reduced by any unrecoverable costs that exceed the non-refunded percentage. Unrecoverable costs may include expenses for both individual and group services. Individual expenses are items such as meals and room charges. Group expenses are items such as bus rental, guide services, and on-site lectures. For example, even if you withdraw 95 days prior to a program start date, and funds have already been committed and are unrecoverable, those unrecoverable amounts will not be refunded.