A "committed" study abroad application obliges you to accept financial responsibility for program costs resulting from arrangements made on your behalf (housing, in-country transportation, excursions, etc.). WMU Study Abroad and program leaders often begin making arrangements on behalf of students shortly after they commit - many of which require non-refundable deposits. If you decide at any time that you are not going to participate in the program to which you are committed, you must notify your assigned study abroad specialist through your @wmich email or via written, dated, and signed letter delivered to our office.
All participants who withdraw after committing to a study abroad program forfeit the non-refundable commitment fee (as detailed within each study abroad application). This is true whether the fee has already been billed to your student account or not. Withdrawing students are also responsible for any non-recoverable costs, which can be up to the full amount of the program fee. Exact refund amounts cannot be confirmed until an official notification of withdrawal has been received by our office.
Please be advised that these policies refer only to the charges billed to a student’s account by WMU Study Abroad. Students should check with their host university, program provider, airline, etc. regarding refund deadlines for other charges.