Students initially applying to an ACES sponsored program may request a program change. The ACES and/or IAGE (Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange) staff will make the final determination if the request can be accommodated.
Changing to another ACES sponsored program, there is no additional application fee. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org visit our office. Note: Additional application documents may be required.
Changing from an ACES sponsored program to an IAGE sponsored program, you will be accessed another $50 application fee. You will need to withdraw your current application and start a new application.
If you decide to withdraw from your study abroad program, you must officially notify the sponsoring Study Abroad Office (ACES, IPENG or IAGE) in writing or by email. You cannot merely withdraw your application online. In addition to notifying the sponsoring Study Abroad Office, if you are a University of Illinois student, you must also withdraw from study abroad in UI-Integrate, notify your college, and notify your study abroad program provider or host institution (if applicable).
For faculty led programs, if the University of Illinois course-drop deadline has passed, or if you are dropping your only class for the term, you must contact your college's office to drop your study abroad registration.
If you withdraw from a study abroad program and do not return to the University of Illinois for that term, you must contact your college’s office and follow their instructions so that you will be allowed to register for the following term.
Whether you withdraw yourself or you are withdrawn from a study abroad program, the date on which the sponsoring Study Abroad Office receives/sends the notification of withdrawal is the date by which any refund will be calculated (regardless of the date of withdrawal of an online application). All balances up to that date must be paid.
Students who withdraw from the program in the United States up to 3 weeks prior to the starting date of will receive a refund of all moneys collected minus:
Notice of withdrawal must be made by letter to the ACES Education Abroad office before the withdrawal will be officially recognized. The date on which the letter is received is the date by which any refund of balance due will be calculated. If a balance is due to ACES at the time of withdrawal, that amount will be billed to your student account, according to established policies, to cover expenses incurred up to that point.
Students dismissed from the program for the above reasons will receive no credit for their academic work and will be considered as not having completed the program. In addition, no refund of program fees will be issued. If dismissed early, the student is responsible for return airfare.