[ POLICY ]
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.