SPRING 2021: DATES, DEADLINES AND REFUNDS
Our Risk Management team continues to closely monitor the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) both globally and locally. ISI Florence has comprehensive risk management plans in place and our safety systems are a guiding principle for all decisions about programming.
REVISED ACADEMIC CALENDAR
The Institute has adjusted its Spring 2021 calendar to defer arrivals and reduce the semester’s length to under 90 days. This was done primarily so that students who hold a U.S. passport will not need to apply for a student visa, eliminating the added costs for the visa, Italian permit of stay, and associated travel within the U.S.
LATE-DATE CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY
The shortened semester and study visa waiver will allow students to apply “last minute”. Therefore the Institute has updated its cancellation policies allowing students more time and flexibility before making a final commitment. The new application and withdrawal dates are as follows:
December 15 is the final deadline for Spring 2020 applications.
December 20 is the final deadline to withdraw from the Spring 2021 semester and receive a full refund.
REVISED REFUND POLICY
In response to the pandemic, we have revised our refund policies in the event of cancellation or suspension of on-site class sessions. The Institute is prepared to provide a refund for any unused time in student housing as well as refunds for all co- or extra-curricular activities that can no longer be completed on-site. Students will however be required to complete the academic program remotely and receive full academic credit. Therefore no tuition refund will be provided.
|CANCELLATION OF SEMESTER PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
If the Institute cancels the spring semester prior to student arrival in Italy, a full refund will be given.
SUSPENSION OF IN-CLASSROOM TEACHING ONLY
SUSPENSION OF ALL ON-SITE PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES
Note: Refunds are only relevant to fees charged by the Institute. Students are encouraged to consult their university’s study abroad office regarding their home university’s refund policies. For students who leave the program voluntarily, standard refund policies will apply.