Withdrawal Policy for Faculty-Led Travel/Study Interims

This policy pertains specifically to Interim faculty-led travel/study programs. Interim Travel/Study programs sponsored by Wofford’s study abroad partners have their own withdrawal and refund policies. Students intending to participating in an Interim faculty-led travel/study program are required to electronically sign and submit a copy of this policy as part of their program application.

Participants intending to withdraw from a faculty-led travel/study program must submit a notice of their withdrawal via email to the Office of International Programs (OIP) at internationalprograms@wofford.edu. The effective date of the withdrawal will be based upon the Office of International Programs’ acknowledged receipt of the email. The OIP is open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on Monday through Friday, except for observed holidays.

In the case of a participant’s withdrawal from a faculty-led travel/study program prior to departure, the following policy applies:

  • Estimated fees for travel/study programs are finalized by mid-August and billed in mid-October, with payment due in mid-November. Delinquency in payment by the specified deadline[i] may lead to administrative withdrawal from the program, and individuals will be liable for program fees according to the refund schedule below. Billed program fees and estimated out-of-pocket expenses are detailed in the program's online brochure.
  • Due to the uncertainties of travel, Wofford College strongly recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to safeguard against financial losses resulting from travel disruptions. Travel insurance is not included in the published program fees.[ii] For further details, please refer to the travel insurance information provided in the program’s online brochure.
  • Participants are responsible for sharing relevant information regarding their participation in the travel/study program, including billing details and program policies, with any financially responsible party.
  • Participants withdrawing from an Interim 2025 faculty-led travel/study program will be responsible for program fees in accordance with the below schedule:


Date of Withdrawal

Refund of Program Fee

Student Responsibility

On or before September 26



September 27 – October 9


15% of program fee

October 10 – October 23


25% of program fee

October 24 – November 5


50% of program fee

November 6 – November 13


75% of program fee

On or after November 14


100% of program fee

Wofford College reserves the right to cancel or modify a faculty-led travel/study program if, solely in their best judgment, College officials conclude that unforeseen and/or immediate circumstances (including, but not limited to, natural disasters, political turmoil, global pandemic, or indisposition of leader) pose a risk to students, program leaders, or the integrity of the program. In such a case, the College will refund any monies not already disbursed or otherwise required to be paid. The timing of any such decision will be solely at the discretion of the College and will supersede the above withdrawal schedule.

[i] Please see the Business Office’s overview of Billing & Key Payment dates for more information (this page is updated every summer to reflect key dates for the following academic year) .

[ii] The program fees for all international travel/study programs include international health insurance, which provides medical and evacuation coverage.