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Withdrawal from Study Abroad
Students are required to submit all Augustana College documents by the deadlines provided by the International Programs Office (IPO). Failure to do so can result in ineligibility to study abroad. Students ineligible due to non-compliance will be withdrawn from study abroad.

Should a student decide to withdraw from study abroad subsequent to acceptance, the student is required to submit to the International Programs Office a Study Abroad Withdrawal Notification form. The student is still responsible for any cancellation fees and penalties charged by the provider and/or Augustana College.

Cancellation Policy and Penalties
If a student cancels his/her participation in a study abroad program, the student will be liable for any cancellation penalty assessed by the provider (including Augustana College).  This penalty could reach 100% of cost depending upon the date of notification of cancellation. It is the responsibility of the student to be informed of the cancellation dates and penalties of the program provider.

Programs run by Augustana College faculty are subject to the following cancellation policy:
  • The full initial deposit amount of $500 is refunded if you withdraw on or before September 15 (J-Term programs), November 15 (Spring Break programs), and February 15 (Summer programs) of the academic year. 
  • Any refund for cancellations occurring after October 1 (J-Term programs), December 1 (Spring Break programs) and March 1 (Summer programs) is based upon recoverable losses.  You may be liable for the entire course cost.
  • If cancellation occurs 30 days or less prior to departure, there will be no refund.
Trip cancellation insurance is recommended for students with pre-existing medical conditions or other extenuating circumstances.  We recommend comparing coverage at

Removal of a Student from a Program
Appropriate student participation and behavior in an off-campus or study abroad program is vital to the success of the program.  Inappropriate behavior may put other participants at risk and jeopardize the success of the program.  Faculty leaders, program directors, on-site program coordinators, host-university officials, or Augustana College administration may determine a student must be removed from a program.  The student will be responsible for all program fees and payments including repayment of Augustana Financial Aid.  The student's family will be contacted and the student will be required to return home at their own expense.

Last modified 01/29/2015