OGESP Policies - University of Houston
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Required Forms

Students traveling with the Honors College must complete the following documents and upload them into their program's online Travel Consent Form, which will be sent out by their program leader no later than 90 days before travel. 

Photo Release (all students)

FERPA Photo Release (all students)

Release and Indemnification Agreement (all students)

Student Code of Conduct on Learning Abroad/Away (all students)

Embargo Form (all travelers employed by UH who are participating in university-led international programs)

CISI Travel Insurance (all travelers; participant ID cards must be uploaded to ViaTRM)

For additional resources for student travel abroad, please visit the Office of Learning Abroad's Student Resources page. 

Refund Policies

Deposits for all OGESP programs are non-refundable.

Voluntary Program Withdrawal

For students who voluntarily withdraw from a program prior to departure, partial refunds may be issued according to the following schedule. This schedule may vary according to program type and may be revised at the advice of the College Business Office in conjunction with the dean of the Honors College. Additionally, program fees paid directly to vendors may be subject to different refund policies. It is the responsibility of the student to know the refund schedule prior to committing to a program, as being indicated by the payment of a program deposit. 

180+ days prior to travel: All program fees (excluding deposits) are refundable.

180–150 days prior to travel: 50% of program fees (excluding deposits) are refundable.

149–120 days prior to travel: 25% of program fees (excluding deposits) are refundable.

119–90 days prior to travel: 10% of program fees (excluding deposits) are refundable.

Less than 90 days prior to travel: no refunds 

Involuntary Program Withdrawals

Trip cancellations due to natural disasters, including global health crises; acts of war; government-mandated travel restrictions; strikes, riots or protests; embargoes; or other incidents where there is deemed a credible risk to students, faculty or staff may be subject to additional refund restrictions and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.