Teen Travel Network

Refund Policy

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Refund Policy

TTN Refund Policy Details:

  • All payments are subject to the conditions of our refund policy on the date payment is received.
  • If a student chooses to withdraw for any reason prior to the program start date, TTN must be notified in writing.
  • Certain portions of the program fees are refundable depending on the date of the written cancellation request. Refunds will be calculated according to the date in which TTN receives this notification.
  • If for some reason TTN is not able to grant acceptance into the program, everything but the application fee is refundable.
  • The $600 deposit towards the tuition is always non-refundable, but can be transferred to another student and can be used as a lifetime deposit upon request. The application fee (typically $100-250) is always non-refundable & non-transferable.
  • The non-refundable application fee amount varies depending on the date of application. Typically, it is $100-$250 USD.
  • If your full tuition balance is paid on time:  If you cancel out of your programs at least 60 days prior to departure and your tuition balance has been paid on time, your family is eligible to receive a lifetime tuition credit for all payments received (excluding the application fee), in lieu of a refund payment as laid out below, upon request at the time of cancellation.
  • It is strongly recommended to purchase travel insurance to provide protection for your investment.

TTN Program Terms & Conditions:

We may, at any time, modify these Terms and Conditions, with or without notice. Any such modification will be effective immediately upon public posting.

  • Terra reserves the right to make changes, cancellations, postponements or substitutions as a result of changing conditions, safety considerations, the interests of the group, or emergency situations.
  • In the event Terra decides not to operate a program for force majeure or safety considerations, Terra reserves the right to substitute such program with another program option of the same program theme.
  • In the case of COVID or similar force majeure events, should safe program delivery be possible with social distancing measures only, TTN may need to add a ‘social distancing’ surcharge to cover additional costs associated with changes to program elements such as dorming, transportation or service projects. The surcharge would be in addition to the tuition of the program and apply to all currently registered and future students. If enacted, the established surcharge must be received in full 30 days prior to the program start date. Alternatively, in order to avoid such a surcharge, TTN may reduce program duration to cover extra costs. In such an instance, TTN would liaise with families before enacting any surcharge / program duration deduction with the objective of identifying the most suitable solution for all.
  • Once on a program, if a Student chooses to leave the TTN Program, there will be no refund of the program fee. If the Student leaves the TTN Program prior to the end date due to parental request, personal reasons, behavioral issues, or mental health challenges, he/she will not be permitted to re-join the program. The Student’s removal is final.
  • Students must treat their surroundings and materials with care. The Participant agrees to reimburse Terra for any property of TTN Program Staff or lodging facilities that is damaged, lost, or destroyed as a result of the Student’s actions.

**Exceptions CANNOT be granted to this refund policy. Travel insurance is recommended to help provide protection for your investment beyond our cancellation policy.

Refund deadlines for Summer programs:

This refund policy applies to all programs beginning in June and July.

  • Cancellation notices received by December 15:
    • 100% of tuition paid, except the $600 deposit and the application fee, is refundable.
  • Cancellation notices received December 16, 2022 to April 15:
    • 50% of tuition paid, except the $600 deposit and application fee, is refundable.
  • Cancellation notices received after April 15:
    • None of the tuition or application fees are refundable.

Force Majeure:

Program cancellation, postponements or changes that occur due to an unexpected or uncontrollable event may be subject to Force Majeure. Such instances could be, but not limited to: acts of God, flood, drought, earthquake or other natural disaster, epidemic or pandemic, terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion, or any law or any action taken by a government or public authority. If Force Majeure is enacted, Terra will aim to move the student to another program, if possible. If no alternative program is available, the family will be granted a credit for a future program. This credit will be transferable to any other sibling or friend. Where families demand a refund in spite of these circumstances, we will provide partial cash refunds only should our overall situation allow us to do so. The payout ratio will depend on the scale of the Force Majeure.

Please contact our Admissions Team at info@teentravelnetwork.com or at +1-858-771-4886 with any questions or for details on our applicable refund policy.

Other Teen Travel Network Policies

Discover Teen Travel Network’s various program policies and statements of intent. Be sure to review each of these policies or statements before you participate in a TTN summer travel program:

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