Virtual Internationalization Program (VIP)

Program Policies

 

Understanding Your Program Fees and Deadlines

 

Total Program Fees:

The total amount of fees for you VIP programs are shown on the invoice that is included in your enrollment packet and include:

  • Program Fees
  • Technology or Lab Fees (If Any)

Full payment of your total fee amount is needed by the Final Payment Date. You will not be considered enrolled in the program and will not be able to attend the program if your fees are not paid in full by the Final Payment Date.

 

Final Payment Dates are as follows:

7 days before the first day of class begins.
No refunds are issued under any circumstances for withdrawals after this deadline.

  • Summer 2020 Final Payment Deadline: June 8, 2020
  • Fall 2020 Final Payment Deadline: September 21, 2020

 

Program Fee Changes:

GS reserves the right to change the price of any program at any time. You are responsible for paying the fees that were in effect at the time that your deposit was paid. Otherwise, you will be subject to the fees in place at the time that you make your deposit payment.

 

Outstanding Balances:

If you do not make your full payments by the Final Payment date, you may be withdrawn from the program, and/or assessed a late fee, and/or held responsible for any program costs already incurred by GS on your behalf.

 

Withdrawal and Refund Policy:

  1. The Final Withdrawal Date is the same as the Final Payment Date.

  2. If you withdraw from a program before the Final Withdrawal Date, all program fees paid, are refundable.

  3. If you have not withdrawn by Final Withdrawal Date, you will be held responsible for all remaining program fees, whether or not you ultimately attend the program or not.

  4. All withdrawal requests must be made in writing by letter, fax or e-mail. Verbal requests are not acceptable. We will confirm your withdrawal request by e-mail.

  5. We make every effort to deliver our programs as we have described them. At times, however, changing circumstances might make it necessary or advisable to make changes to elements of the program, including but not limited to staffing or course options.

    Course availability cannot be guaranteed by GS under any circumstances, as host institutions might change their course offerings.

    No refund will be paid for changes in program operations assuming that GS provides arrangements that are, in GS's sole judgment, similar to those originally described.

  6. You can change between programs in the same term without penalty before the Final Withdrawal Date, assuming that there is availability in the program that you are changing into. You will beresponsible for paying any difference in fees if the program you are transferring into has higher program fees than the program that you are transferring from.

  7. Global Semesters will not be responsible for extreme events not under our reasonable control such as acts of God, war, riots, civil unrest, flood, earthquakes, outbreaks of disease, natural disasters, lack of communications capabilities, disruption of utility services, and other events that might cause us to cancel or modify an in-progress program at our discretion. Global Semesters will not be liable in such circumstances for failure or delay in providing any services and will not refund program fees or other expenses incurred by program participants.

 

Program Changes:

  1. You can change between programs in the same term without penalty before the Final Withdrawal Date, assuming that there is availability in the program that you are changing into. You will be responsible for paying any difference in fees if the program you are transferring into has higher program fees than the program that you are transferring from.

  2. After the Final Withdrawal Date, you can change between programs in the same term under the following conditions:

    1. We approve the transfer.

    2. You pay a $200 administrative charge.

    3. There is capacity in the program that you would like to transfer to.

    4. You will be responsible for paying any difference in fees if the program you are transferring into has higher program fees than the program that you are transferring from. You may also have to pay additional fees that might be incurred by us due to your late enrollment in the new program.

    5. You will not receive a refund for the difference in fees if the program that you are changing into has lower program fees than the program that you are transferring from. These fees are applicable each time you make a program change.

      You are responsible for making any arrangements needed with your home institution making any arrangements needed with your home institution and your financial aid office (if applicable) to notify them of the change in program.

All change requests must be made in writing by letter, fax or e-mail. Verbal requests are not acceptable. We will confirm your withdrawal request by e-mail if a change is possible.

 

Payment Instructions

You can pay your program fees online through the www.GlobalSemesters.com portal.

 

By Check:

Please make check out to:
“Global Learning Semesters, Inc.” and include the STUDENT’S NAME and INVOICE NUMBER on the check, and mail to:
Global Learning Semesters
Dept 781621
P.O.Box 78000
Detroit, MI 48278-1621

 

For overnight mail via Fedex/UPS etc. please use this address:

J.P. Morgan Chase
Attn: Global Learning Semesters - Dept #781621
9000 Haggerty Road
Belleville, MI 48111

 

By Wire Transfer:

Please call us at 212 321 0921 x1 or email admissions@globalsemesters.com for information on how tosend your fees by wire transfer.