Refund Policies

All applicants that are accepted into the program and confirm participation are subject to the following withdrawal and refund policies. Please note that these policies are only relevant to fees charged by the Institute and may vary from your home institution or provider. Students enrolling through their home university or through a program provider should consult their university’s study abroad office or the provider for applicable refund policies for Umbra programs.

Withdrawal Prior to Arrival

Students that withdraw more than 45 days of the arrival day will receive a FULL-REFUND.
For students that withdraw within 45 days of the arrival day, the following fees will be applied:

Semester Programs
Withdrawal fee $950.00 plus a housing fee of $ 2,750.00 for the semester
(Total: $3,700.00)

Summer Programs
Withdrawal fee $ 750.00 plus a  housing fee of $ 950.00 for the summer sessions
(Total: $1,700.00)

Note: Housing is secured in advance of each semester and fees are paid in full and are non-refundable under any circumstances.


Withdrawal After Arrival

Semester Programs
For students that withdraw after arrival during a semester program the following refund policies will apply:

During the 1st week from arrival:50% Refunded
During the 2nd week from arrival:35% Refunded
During the 3rd week from arrival:20% Refunded
After the 3rd week:No Refunds

Summer and Short-Term Programs
There are NO REFUNDS after arrival for summer sessions and non-semester programs.


Revised Refund Policies for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

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 (prorated as per our refund policy related to covid-19) 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 to receive full academic credit. Therefore, no tuition refund will be provided.

Cancellation Prior to Arrival

If the Institute cancels a semester or summer session prior to student arrival in Italy, a full refund will be given.

Suspension of In-Classroom Teaching Only

If the Institute finds it necessary to cancel live, in-class lessons temporarily, yet circumstances allow students to remain in Italy and in their apartments, the Institute will refund all unused course activities, studio, and field trip fees. Students will complete the academic program remotely while in Italy and receive full academic credit for all courses. 

Suspension of All On-Site Programming and Services

If circumstances require that all live, in-class sessions are suspended and the Institute requires that all students must vacate student housing, the Institute will refund any unused housing fees (prorated as per our refund policy related to covid-19) as well as all unused course activities, studio, and field trip fees. Students will complete the academic program remotely and receive full academic credit for all courses. 

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.