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 standard deposit amount is $250; however, some programs have smaller or larger deposit requirements. 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, and the study abroad fee appear on the student’s iROAR bill. Program fees are invoiced through our office. Invoices are mailed to the student’s permanent address and emailed to the student’s CU email address. Program fee invoices are paid to Accounts Receivable in the Administrative Services Building. They may be paid online or in the mail (check or money order). All checks and money orders should be made payable to “Clemson University.”
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 cancelled. 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:
|Withdrwawal 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.