Withdrawal from Study Abroad
How do I withdraw from a study abroad program?
Log in to your on-line application and click on the purple "withdraw" button. Then, confirm your withdrawal IN WRITING.
In your written withdrawal, the intention to withdraw must be clearly stated and must be dated. Messages such as "I am thinking about withdrawing," "I may withdraw if,...," or "I will withdraw from this program if it costs me more than..." do not clearly state an intention to withdraw. An example of a clearly stated intention to withdraw is "Please withdraw me from the study abroad program to (place) as of (date). I no longer plan to participate."
Withdrawals can be handed to the OIE in person or may be emailed or faxed to the OIE. It is the responsibility of the person sending the withdrawal to the OIE to confirm that the withdrawal has been received by the OIE.
What date is my withdrawal effective?
The effective date of your withdrawal is the date on which the OIE receives the withdrawal. It is not the date on which the withdrawal was sent. This is true for email as well (the effective date is the date when the email message was opened). It is the responsibility of the person sending the withdrawal to the OIE to confirm that the withdrawal has been received by the OIE.
How do I withdraw from one program & apply to a different one?
Follow the procedures above to withdraw from your initial program. BUT, BEFORE withdrawing your on-line application, create a copy on the on-line system. Then, open the original application and select "edit" in one tab and open the copy and select "edit" in a second tab. This should allow you to copy answers from one application into the other so that you don't need to re-type. When you are finished with the new application, change any answers that need to be changed for the new program and submit. Then, formally withdraw your original application using the purple "withdraw button" on the system.
What is the financial effect of withdrawal?
See "If I withdraw from a study abroad program, how much money will I lose?" on our "Fees" page.
This page was last updated on: February 11, 2013