Students registering for and making initial deposit towards an international field study, or any active opportunity with Be World Ready are considered committed for that opportunity. Once registered for an opportunity, students will be agreeing to and accepting any established payment plan. For students who choose to make payments in accordance with the established payment schedule, please refer to the schedule as outlined within the posted field study on the Be World Ready website. Alternate payment plans will not be accepted without having been approved by the Be World Ready team in writing, with advance notice.
After the initial deposit for any international field study (IFS), Niagara College begins making payments to suppliers (airlines, accommodations, and in-country destination management companies) for these IFS’. Therefore, all students who cancel their participation after their initial deposit will be required to pay 100% of the original IFS cost, and no refunds will be issued.
For Niagara College students requiring an international country visa participation in any outbound opportunity, you are required to make your payments as per the payment schedule for your respective international field study or other opportunity. You cannot defer your payments until after a decision has been made on your country visa. Niagara College’s international travel insurance policy may allow students to make an insurance claim to receive a refund for fees paid towards an International Field Study if your visa is denied.
Should you make the decision to cancel your spot/active participation in any opportunity offered with Be World Ready for any reason, it is imperative that the Be World Ready team is notified of your choice to withdraw from any IFS as soon as possible. A missed payment is not considered a notification of no longer wishing to participate in an IFS an email must be sent from your Niagara College student email address to [email protected] expressing your desire to withdrawal.
The full value of any international field study or outbound opportunity with Be World Ready is 100% non-refundable, non-exchangeable or non-transferrable for any reason. If the traveller opts to cancel their chosen experience abroad, they are not able to retain the value paid as a credit for future travel towards any other Be World Ready opportunity or any services offered at Niagara College Canada. The amount paid will be automatically forfeited if the traveller cancels their experience for any reason. Student travellers are strongly encouraged to explore any possible valid claims to recover non-refundable funds via the travel insurance policy purchased on their behalf with guard.Me by Be World Ready and Niagara College Canada.
If the traveller is denied entry to their destination country or re-entry to Canada, for any reason, including but not limited to insufficient documentation, positive PCR test results or an expired test, the traveller will assume all additional costs associated with rescheduling travel arrangements and not hold Be World Ready, Niagara College Canada, or any vendor/third party supplier responsible.
While COVID-19 continues to be declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and travel restrictions or quarantine requirements remain in place anywhere globally, all Be World Ready participants will have a mandatory quarantine rider insurance policy issued along with their travel insurance. This quarantine rider will help offset any costs associated with mandatory quarantine upon arrival or delayed departure due to COVID-19 infections.