College Program Assurance Advantage
Peace of mind for your college study or internship abroad plans
Take the worry out of planning for study or an internship abroad
All summer '20, fall '20, January '21, spring '21 and summer ‘21 programs – no matter what the location or academic focus – are covered by our Program Assurance Advantage.
CIEE Program Assurance Advantage and You
Covid-19 has made a mess of being able to plan your perfect study abroad or internship experience. That’s why we want you to be able to plan with confidence. Should CIEE, you or your college study abroad office cancel or suspend your participation on our programs (including internships) all confirmed students are entitled to the following:
- The option to change your program to an equivalent program
- The option to defer your program to another equivalent term for no additional cost
- If you need to cancel participation, your CIEE Program Fee and Confirmation Fee are fully refundable* until 14 days prior to program start date
In addition, college scholarships and grants can be applied to a new program or term at no additional cost.
IF YOU ARE ON PROGRAM DURING PROGRAM SUSPENSION
Our onsite staff will present all available options to complete the academic requirements of your program. In such situations, we will be in direct and constant contact with you and your home institution advisor.
*Student participating in any program associated with Sophia University in Tokyo are only eligible for $300 of their $1,700 Confirmation Fee which is paid directly to Sophia University and normally entirely non-refundable.
Please review our Terms & Conditions for full details.
Program Assurance Advantage FAQsClick to Open
Q. What if I choose a new program that costs more than my program that was cancelled?
A. New programs must be “equivalent” in cost, duration, and/or term. Students wishing to switch to a longer term or more expensive program may opt to pay the difference in program fee.
Q. I started an application for a fall ’20 program and paid the application fee. If the program is cancelled, do I get my application fee back?
A. Your application fee is not refundable unless CIEE cancels the program. However, if you defer your fall ’20 program to spring ’21, you do not pay the application fee again.
Q: Is my confirmation fee refundable if I need to cancel – or my college cancels – study abroad for fall 2020?
A: Yes, if you have already paid your confirmation fee and cancel 14 days or more before the program’s published start date. If you are participating on a program with Sophia University in Tokyo, please read the Terms & Condititions.
Q. Does the Program Assurance Advantage also apply to internship programs?
A. Yes, all CIEE college internship programs are covered by CIEE’s Program Assurance Advantage.
Q. Is the cost of obtaining a visa a refundable expense under the Program Assurance Advantage?
A. Fees including (but not limited to) visa fees, insurances(s), or School of Record fee not included in the CIEE Program Fee, etc. are not eligible for reimbursement. CIEE will refund your Program Fee which includes educational costs, housing and insurance; your Confirmation Fee; and your Application Fee.
Q. How will I know if CIEE cancels a program?
A. You will be notified immediately after the decision is made via email to the email address on your application.