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Actuality Abroad

Program policies

Registration and Program Policies
Program Registration

You may register for any program online at www.actualityabroad.org or call us at +1-503-208-5042.

Program Fees

$250 USD per person required at the time of registration. Final payment is required 90 days prior to the program start date. If you cancel or postpone your program, your deposit may be applied to any future program. If you cancel or postpone your program between 89 and 30 days prior to the program start date, 50% of the program fee may will be refunded to you and 50% may be applied to any future program. If you cancel or postpone your program less than 30 days prior to the program state date, no refunds will be given and 50% of the program fee may be applied to any future programs.

If Actuality Abroad Cancels a Program.

Actuality Abroad reserves the right to cancel programs either prior to departure or while in progress and to take action as needed on an individual or group basis when, in Actuality Abroad’s sole opinion, the health, safety or well-being of participants requires such action. Additionally, due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, Actuality Abroad must occasionally cancel or revise the dates of a program. When that occurs we will notify you as far in advance as possible and will assist you in transferring into another program or refunding your full program payment.

Program Details

We do all we can to finalize all aspects of our programs — including itineraries — well in advance, but logistics occasionally must be altered. Our website reflects the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks before the start of programs. If you have questions about your program, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Responsibility.

These Terms govern the relationship between you and Actuality Abroad LLC. By enrolling in a program with us, you agree to be bound by these Terms; please be sure to read them carefully and make sure you understand them. Actuality Abroad’s responsibility is limited. Actuality Abroad organizes, promotes, and sells educational programs consisting of certain travel services, including land, air, and water transportation, workshops, tours, excursions, and cruise/ barge/ hotel accommodations that Actuality Abroad purchases or reserves from various suppliers (collectively, “Suppliers”). Actuality Abroad neither owns nor operates any of these Suppliers; they are independent contractors and are not Actuality Abroad’s agents. Therefore, Actuality actualityabroad.org/program-policies Abroad is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any Supplier or any other third party. You agree that you will look to such Suppliers, and not to Actuality Abroad or its agents, for any accident, injury, property damage, or personal loss you may suffer. Without limitation, Actuality Abroad is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, death, delay, or inconvenience in connection with the provision of, or failure to provide, any goods or services occasioned by or resulting from — but not limited to — acts of God or force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation, or the failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time, or for any other cause beyond the direct control of Actuality Abroad.

Safety & Risks.

Certain risks — from natural disasters to accidents, outbreaks of illness, terrorism and other unforeseen events — are inherent in travel. While such occurrences are beyond our control, we make substantial efforts to be prepared for such possibilities. We are guided by advice from the U.S. Department of State, as well as on-site personnel. Our publications and program materials include information about special demands and conditions to guide participants in program selection. By registering in a program you agree to assume responsibility for your own safety and welfare and acknowledge that Actuality Abroad cannot guarantee your safety at any time.

Admission & Participation Policy.

The granting or denial of admission to a program is within the sole discretion of Actuality Abroad. Actuality Abroad may revoke admission or limit or terminate participation at any time if, in the opinion of Actuality Abroad, a participant’s condition, behavior or actions may affect the health, safety or enjoyment of other participants. Actuality Abroad reserves the right to take action as needed on an individual or group basis when, in Actuality Abroad’s sole opinion, the health, safety or well-being of participants requires action.

Photography.

Actuality Abroad reserves the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any program or part thereof and to use them, whether taken by representatives of Actuality Abroad or by other participants, for promotional purposes. By enrolling in a Actuality Abroad program, participants agree to allow their images to be used in such photography; participants who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to program staff and the photographer at the commencement of their program.