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All CCRUS's students are expected to read, understand, and abide by CCRUS's policies. Students agree to our policies by submitting their application. Please be aware that CCRUS reserves the right to change aspects of its programs at ant time with regards to housing options, excursions and daytrips, offered courses, and other such program aspects. Students are responsible for contacting CCRUS or visiting the website to learn of any program changes. Please read and understand the following policies before submitting your application. If you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact us by email.



         Student Conduct


Every student participating in a CCRUS program is required to make the following payments:

Application Payment: All CCRUS applicants are required to pay a non-refundable 250 application fee at the time their application is submitted. Once your application is processed and your acceptance is confirmed you will be sent an acceptance e-mail including course descriptions and other pertinent program information.

Confirmation Payment: At the same time must make a non-refundable confirmation payment to guarantee your place in a program. Semester, quarter, and year program confirmation deposits are 750. Summer program confirmation deposits are 500. In order to hold your place in a program your confirmation payment must be received by CCRUS no later than 10 days after you receive confirmation of your acceptance, or by the application deadline, whichever is first.

Final Payment: After making your confirmation payment you will be invoiced for your final payment. You will be asked for the final payments on your first day arrival at La Spezia. Any final payments not received on the first day arrival will be considered late and will be subject to a 100 late fee.

For year long programs, CCRUS requires 60% of the final payment to be paid before the fall semester withdrawal date and the remaining 40% of the final payment is due by the spring semester withdrawal date.

Housing Damage Deposit: All CCRUS participants are required to submit a refundable housing damage deposit along with their final payment. Payments vary depending on the duration of program, but typically do not exceed 150 for summer programs and 250 for semester or quarter programs. This deposit is held by CCRUS until the end of each program and will be used in the event that you damage your housing or incur excessive utility bills. You will be held responsible for any damages to your housing that exceed the housing damage deposit.

Payment and Billing Methods
All payments to CCRUS can be made by check, money order, wire transfer, or credit card. Please call for information on paying by wire transfer or credit card. Students may pay the application fee and confirmation deposit using their credit card (Visa, MaterCard, Discover, or American Express). The final payment may be made by credit card, but a 3% processing fee will be added to the amount billed.

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Arranging programs necessitates making advanced payments for university tuition, housing, transportation arrangements, and other expenses. All application fees and confirmation deposits are nonrefundable.

Program Cancellation: CCRUS reserves the right to cancel, amend, or defer any program. If a program is cancelled CCRUS will provide all students set to participate in that program with the choice of enrolling in a later program session, changing to a different CCRUS program, or a full refund of all program tuitions.

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While abroad, CCRUS students are expected to abide by all CCRUS policies concerning student conduct. This includes following the laws and regulations of their host country. Additionally, CCRUS students must fulfill their academic responsibilities by upholding the high academic standards of their host institution. In accordance with these responsibilities, CCRUS students must read and understand these policies, and agree to abide by them while abroad.

Drugs and Alcohol
CCRUS does not tolerate consumption of alcohol or use of illegal drugs. Students violating CCRUS's alcohol and drug policies will face appropriate disciplinary action, which may include dismissal from the program and returning home at the student's expense. While abroad, CCRUS students will be subject to the laws of their host country concerning alcohol and drugs. In the event that a student violates the local laws of their host country and is jailed or imprisoned, CCRUS will take appropriate measures to inform the student's emergency contact. However, neither CCRUS nor the student's home country Embassy/Consulate may be able to intervene on the student's behalf. Students removed from a CCRUS program for drug or alcohol related reasons will forfeit all academic transcripts and will receive no refunds of any kind.

CCRUS students and expected to read and understand all pre-departure materials, prior to their departure. The pre-departure information and advice that CCRUS offers is intended to assist each student in preparing for his/her study abroad experience. Additionally, CCRUS students are expected to educate themselves on issues concerning their safety and health and their host country's political, cultural, and religious climate. While abroad, CCRUS students are responsible for their actions and behavior and are subject to all local laws and customs. CCRUS students are also responsible for treating all program participants, classmates, housing providers, host university faculty and personnel, CCRUS personnel, and local authorities with respect and regard.

While abroad, it is of utmost importance that CCRUS students maintain prudent and cautious behavior and a general sense of awareness to encourage a safe, successful international education experience. CCRUS students must exercise good judgment in their everyday decisions concerning their health and safety in their host country. Every CCRUS student must actively participate in their personal health and safety. CCRUS students jeopardizing their safety and/or the safety of fellow students will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, including removal from their program.

Disciplinary Action
CCRUS students are required to abide by the policies of this document, as well as all policies of their host institution(s). Additional policies may be set by CCRUS Onsite Program Directors to ensure student safety, academic achievement, or to continue/bolster good relations with the host university and community. CCRUS may pursue disciplinary action in the case that a student engages in activities or behaviors that (A) jeopardize their health and safety or the health and safety of others; (B) are disrespectful towards a people or a culture; (B) blatantly disregard cultural norms and rules, or (C) violate the laws of their host country, the policies or standards of their host institution, or any of CCRUS's policies. Depending on the severity of the violation or incident, CCRUS will employ one or more of the following disciplinary actions: a formal report documenting the offending incident, a verbal warning cautioning the student against future or continued violations, a formal written warning expressing the student's proximity to removal, and/or removal from the program and program site, including housing. CCRUS Onsite Program Directors will assess any incidents and determine the appropriate disciplinary action. According to the severity of the violation, any disciplinary action may be employed, up to and including removal from the program. Additionally, CCRUS reserves the right to contact a student's Emergency Contact and/or home university with regards to disciplinary actions. Students dismissed from their program will be ineligible for any academic transcripts and will receive no refund of any kind.


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