Students may request a program change during the initial application process. The sponsoring Study Abroad Office will make the final determination if the request can be accommodated.
If you decide to withdraw from your study abroad program, you must officially notify the sponsoring Study Abroad Office sponsoring your program (e.g. ACES, IPENG or IAGE) in writing or by email. You cannot merely withdraw your application online. The date on which the email is received is the date by which any refund of balance due will be calculated. In addition to notifying the sponsoring Study Abroad Office, if you are a University of Illinois student, you must also withdraw from study abroad in UI-Integrate, notify your college, and notify your study abroad program provider or host institution (if applicable).
For faculty led programs, if the University of Illinois course-drop deadline has passed, or if you are dropping your only class for the term, you must contact your college's office to drop your study abroad registration.
If you withdraw from a study abroad program and do not return to the University of Illinois for that term, you must contact your college’s office and follow their instructions so that you will be allowed to register for the following term.
Whether you withdraw yourself or you are withdrawn from a study abroad program, the date on which the sponsoring Study Abroad Office receives the notification of withdrawal is the date by which any refund will be calculated (regardless of the date of withdrawal of an online application). All balances up to that date must be paid.
Students who withdraw from the program in the United States up to three weeks prior to the starting date of may receive a refund of money collected minus:
Should a program cancellation become necessary for health and safety reasons, every effort will be made to refund recoverable costs to participants. The time of program cancellation will determine the actual recoverable costs. The closer the program is to the start date, the less recoverable costs will be available.
If a student is dismissed from a program, there will be no refunds.
Students dismissed from the program for the above reasons will receive no credit for their academic work and will be considered as not having completed the program. In addition, no refund of program fees will be issued. If dismissed early, the student is responsible for return airfare.