To insure a space for an AmeriSpan College Study Abroad program, it is important to register as far in advance from your desired start date as possible. Registration consists of: 1. Submitting all application material* and a $200 non-refundable deposit OR 2. Submitting all application material* and full payment. The total cost for the program is due 8 weeks prior to the start date. Applications and full payments received less than eight weeks prior to the start date will be subject to a $75 late fee. Your program is subject to cancellation by AmeriSpan if payment in full is not received at least 8 weeks in advance. If you are registering less than 8 weeks in advance, payment in full is due with your application. Payments can be paid with personal check (preferred method!), money order, VISA, Mastercard or Discover or Paypal.
The deposit ($200) is non-refundable for any reason unless arrangements cannot be made for you at the time you wish to attend. You are entitled to a full refund (excluding deposit) when you cancel more than 8 weeks before your start date. If you cancel with less than 8 weeks notice you will receive a refund less a 25% penalty. You will be entitled to no refund after the program starts. If you cancel a program due to a personal emergency and you notify AmeriSpan in writing, we will review your claim and may issue a partial refund.
The above refund policy is exactly the same in cases of cancellation due to war, terrorism or similar cases, due to which, programs can get canceled and/or changed and AmeriSpan can not be responsible for these changes. AmeriSpan reserves the right to substitute comparable programs or refund tuition. AmeriSpan's liability is limited to all money paid for the program.
Classes are scheduled either in the morning, the afternoon or the morning and the afternoon. AmeriSpan CANNOT guarantee specific scheduling requests. Scheduling is set by each individual partner school and may be affected by the program that you select, your Spanish level and/or the time of year that you are participating.
While participating in this program, you may be exposed to certain risks. These exposures include, but are not limited to accident and/or sickness without readily available medical facilities, the forces of nature, travel in the air, travel on the ground, terrorism, and war. By signing the other side of this form you are assuming all these risks and agreeing to indemnify AmeriSpan, their officers, directors, and employees harmless for any and all liability that may arise in connection with your participation in AmeriSpan programs outside of the United States.
Participants are expected to be courteous and respectful guests. Political involvement, illegal drug use, abusive behavior, or alcoholic consumption by minors cannot be tolerated. AmeriSpan reserves the right to refuse to serve, to cancel and/or terminate participation for any person who fails to comply with the policies of the program provider (e.g. school, tour operator, program organizer), or for any other reason deemed necessary by the sole discretion of AmeriSpan. AmeriSpan further reserves the right, without escort and without refund, to send home any participant who violates the rules stated above. The return trip will be at the expense of the participant or the participant's family.
Your final grade for the program will be based on: 1. Regular attendance and active participation. Participants may not miss more than two days of class in any 4-week period and must make up any missed assignments. While in class, participants agree to actively participate in all activities 2. In addition to class attendance and participation, final grades will be a cumulative result of examinations and projects.
In order for the credits to be transferred to your school, you will be required to submit a transcript request to the appropriate institution. AmeriSpan will provide you with the necessary information, but we will not be responsible for credits not transferred due to students not submitting a transcript request.
I certify that the information submitted on this application is complete and correct and I agree to notify AmeriSpan of any changes. I also acknowledge that I have read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS in the AmeriSpan program literature and agree that they constitute part of my agreement with AmeriSpan, including sections concerning responsibility, payment of fees, status changes, refunds, accommodations and courses. This is a legally binding contract. I certify that I agree to comply with all the terms and conditions stated therein. This agreement will be effective when my application is accepted by AmeriSpan and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.