Frequently Asked Questions
JMAC 6, Suite 22 - MSC 5731
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Information Sessions are designed to provide students with general information about study abroad. These sessions are designed to cover the "big picture". Students will gain an understanding of their program options. Questions are welcomed during the presentation and there will also be time at the end to speak with the advisor.
It depends on the program type and your residential status. See our Fees Page for a fee overview.
Basic formula for Semester Programs is: Supplemental fee + cost of full-time tuition based on residency and on-campus housing with a 14-meal plan = Total Cost
Basic formula for Short-Term Programs is: Program Fee + Tuition x # of credit hours = Total Cost
The oIP requires passport sized photos to be regulation sized as outlined by the Department of State when applying for a passport. Information can be found on their web site.
Photos can be obtained from numerous stores in the area. CVS on Cantrell Avenue has been the cheapest in the past and they accept JMU Flex. These photos are needed by the program director for various reasons and the number needed is determined by program.
To officially withdraw, you must submit a Cancellation/Withdrawal Form, which can be found in Terra Dotta's document center, but also on our Forms page. This form is the official document used to change your status in our records. Without it, you remain a participant in the program. Meaning, no other communication whether verbal or by email will cancel your responsibilities.
As they say, "time is money!" So, knowing the cancellation policy timetable will save you from unexpected monetary headaches.
Here is the timeline you need to know:
If you cancel...
More than 45 days before the trip departure date - Forfeit deposit
45 days or less before the trip departure date - Forfiet 50% of the program fee, which includes the deposit
30 days or less before the trip departure date - Forfeit 100% of the program fee, which includes the deposit
After the departure date - Forfeit 100% of the program fee, which includes the deposit, tuition based on the required term load, and room and board for the program.
It is important to know this information from the very beginning. Reading all documents carefully will help. The Intent to Participate form, which is signed at acceptance, outlines the details mentioned above to help you understand the commitment.
We hope your plans will not change once you begin this wonderful journey to study abroad. If they do, let us know right away. Submit the form!