Terms and Conditions

Payment and Finances

A full program payment is required to hold your place on a JUMP! Program.

Once an applicant has been accepted, they will receive additional pre-course information, including health forms, equipment lists, air travel instructions and further information about the program.


JUMP! Programs have become sought out year after year due to the level of design, personal exploration, and empowerment that we weave into each one. While goals and program elements are listed itineraries will change. Our team are experts at adapting to adverse weather conditions, health of the group, transportation challenges, and other unforeseen issues. When changes are made we do our best to keep the goals and intention that was originally set in place from beginning to end of the program.

Program Payment Includes:

  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • All surface transportation
  • Museum, park, and temple entrance fees
  • Journal packet and comprehensive reading materials
  • Donations to charitable causes in the host country
  • Instructor, faculty, and extra guide fees
  • On-site equipment rental (e.g. bike rental, snorkel rental, etc.)

Not included are personal expenses such as the cost of obtaining passports, visa fees, laundry, medical fees, cost of evacuation, airport taxes, e-mail, health and travel insurance, extra baggage fees, phone calls, lodging before and after international travel, academic supplies,  etc. The cost of international airfare is not included in the tuition price.


All participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the port of departure.

Refund Policy

Because JUMP! makes payment and dedicates financial resources on behalf of participants in advance of the program, there are financial penalties which are applied in cases of participation cancellation. The following policies apply in all cases, regardless of the reason the participant chooses to cancel his/her participation in the program.

  • See above policies regarding the deposit. Note that 50% of the participant payment is non-refundable in the event that acts beyond our control intercede with our ability to operate the program.
  • All notification of participation cancellation must be received in writing.
  • If notice of participation cancellation is received within 80 days of departure, and if the participant’s spot cannot be filled, the participant will forfeit the entire tuition.
  • Any participant who returns home early will not receive a refund.


Trip Insurance

All participants are responsible for arranging their own insurance that meets international standards and protocols.

JUMP! is not responsible for costs associated with canceled enrollment (such as cancellation due to a personal emergency), programs that cancel for reasons beyond our control or due to low enrollment, evacuations, and/or separations from programs. Examples of these costs are: tuition, non-refundable flights, and international flight costs incurred by program re-routing due to health, safety, or security concerns.  We recommend that you talk with your insurance agent about special trip insurance that may cover these kinds of costs.  You may also check with Travel Guard at www.travelguard.com or 800.826.4919.

Medical and Evacuation Expenses

It is the responsibility of the student and his/her family to understand the limits of any medical and evacuation policy, and to provide up-front payment of emergency services when required.

Rules and Regulations

If a participant acts in a way that is injurious to himself or herself, people of the host country, other participants on the program, or generally conducts himself or herself in a way that is disruptive to the program, JUMP! reserves the right to send the participant home without refund. Underage use of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs are cause for dismissal. Participants sent home early or who choose to return for any reason, including sickness, personal emergencies or injury, will be responsible for all medical costs, and travel and related costs associated with an unscheduled departure.

Trip Cancellation

JUMP! reserves the right to cancel any trip if there are insufficient registrations and the trip is not economically feasible. A full refund will be granted for canceled trips that arise out of insufficient registration, though JUMP! is not responsible for other costs incurred by clients preparing for the trip. For trips that are canceled due to any other event that is beyond our control, JUMP! will refund the full application payment.

Travel Documents

Applicant must be in possession of a valid passport for international travel, complete with usable visa pages. The date of expiry must be beyond 6 months from the date of course departure. Necessary visa applications is the responsibility of the participant, JUMP! is not responsible for Visa processing.

Health Requirements and Safety

All programs require a certain amount of physical conditioning. If you have any questions regarding the physical demands of a program, please call our office. All participants will be responsible for submitting to us a completed health form that is signed by a physician, and that completely and accurately represents the current mental and physical well-being of the participant. JUMP! staff have the right to disqualify any member from the group if considered medically necessary, and will do so if a participant or family member falsely represents the student in interviews, the application, the participant’s health form, or any other required paperwork. In the event of a medical emergency, JUMP! will attempt to procure medical treatment; however, we assume no liability regarding provision of medical care. Applicants are urged to check their insurance coverage for its adequacy when outside of their own country, or to purchase travel health insurance.

A pro-rated evacuation policy will be offered through JUMP! to all participants.

Limitations of Liability

Participants and their parents will be required to read and sign an “Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk and Release and Indemnity Agreement” prior to participating in our program.

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