Terms of Payment

Due on application to the program:

  • Deposit of $1250.00 per person payable, by cheque, money order or credit card to Georgia Hardy Tours Inc.
  • One half the balance, payable by cheque or money order is due on January 31, 2017.
  • The balance, payable by credit card, cheque or money order, is due March 31, 2017. Students who register after those dates must pay the amount due when they apply.

Travel Arrangements

Students who go with the group to Ireland may change their return date for an additional fee, subject to availability. Group prices are ex Toronto, New York, Boston, or Chicago.

Students who do not fly with the group and make their own travel arrangements will receive a $800.00 deduction from the program fee. Students who arrive before the first day or who stay after the last day of the program are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation to and from the residences, and other travel arrangements. As much as possible, we will work with the parents and students to help facilitate their plans.

Travel Documentation

You will need a valid passport, and failure to comply will result in being denied boarding of the aircraft. If you do not hold a valid Canadian or US passport, please consult the appropriate Embassy/Consulate as to whether or not visas are required. Irish Experience accepts no responsibility for inadequate travel documents and there will be no refunds in the event of a student being denied boarding of the aircraft or entry to Ireland.

Cancellation Policy

Group insurance coverage for trip cancellation (for medical and family emergency reasons) and excess medical costs is not  included in the program price and may be purchased upon application.

All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to The Irish Experience. The deposit of $1250.00 is refundable up to January 31, 2017. Prior to March 31 a full refund will be given minus the deposit. No reason need be provided for cancellations prior to March 31, 2017.  After March 31, 2017, no refunds will be given. No refunds will be given for students who voluntarily withdraw during the program, nor will there be any refund for any student who is asked to leave the program for use of drugs, abuse of alcohol or breach of the rules of the program.

Cancellation and Health Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase the Cancellation and Health Insurance policy, which costs $250.00 (US210.00 - Cancelation only - for US students) 

Group insurance coverage for trip cancellation, accident, baggage and excess medical costs is NOT included in the program price. Irish Experience and Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. offers to Canadian residents an All Inclusive Travel Insurance package. Non-Canadian residents must purchase their own medical coverage as we can only offer Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance to them. The premium payment is due at the time of registration. Personal liability insurance is the responsibipty of the individual. All insurance coverage contains exclusions. It is the responsibilty of the insured and their guardian to ensure that they read the insurance policy and understand what these exclusions comprise. Coverage for expenses or benefits arising from or related to a pre-existing medical condition may be denied

Health Information

Students and parents will sign a health information form before departure. Parents and students are required to provide accurate and current information about any academic, behavioural, physical, psychological, social or emotional concerns. If important health or behaviour related information has not been disclosed the student may be withdrawn from the program. All money paid will be nonrefundable.

Student Behaviour

Students and their parents will sign a behaviour contract before departure agreeing to observe the rules of the program and accepting the consequences of breach of the rules, including expulsion for a serious breach. There will be no refund for any student who is asked to leave the program for use of drugs, abuse of alcohol or serious breach or the rules of the program.  Students are expected to adhere to the laws of the country, curfew rules, attend classes daily, and treat all members of the staff and fellow students with respect. Students are responsible for any damage they cause.  Students must undertake to reimburse Irish Experience for expenses due to damage. Use of illegal drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, or use of motorized vehicles is not permitted. Overnight stays not related to the program are not allowed without the clear express written permission of parents.

Changes to Itinerary

All rates are based on current tariffs and exchange, and are subject to adjustment in the event of changes therein, Porgram costs are guaranteed once a student has registered. Schedules, departure dates, times and itineraries quoted by Irish Experience are subject to change without notice.

Responsibility

The Irish Experience and its representatives act as the agents for the accrediting institutions with regard to all travel and accommodation arrangements. Credits are issued by those institutions in accordance with Ontario Ministry of Education Guidelines. Accrediting institutions are responsible for providing the instructional component of the Program only, and accept no responsibility for travel arrangements or activities not related to the academic component. Courses are offered subject to School Board approval and minimum enrolment. The Irish Experience reserves the right to cancel any program by April 15, 2017 by offering a place in another program or a full refund.

Schedules, departure dates, times and itineraries quoted by The Irish Experience are subject to change without notice. The Irish Experience acts only as air and accommodation agent for all of the services included in the program and as such will exercise reasonable care in making the arrangements for, and the conduct of the program.

All or part of the deposits and final payments paid by program participants to Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. will be sent to the various suppliers of services included in the tour. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that no additional travel documents are required. The Irish Experience, Georgia Hardy Tours Inc and the accrediting institutions are not responsible for inadequate travel documents. The Irish Experience and Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. do not assume any responsibility or liability for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss whether to person or property arising out of injury, accident, death, cancellation, delay, alteration or inconvenience resulting from any act of omission, or inadvertence of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, or other company or person rendering any of the services included in the program or caused by weather, sickness, strikes, quarantines or the willful or negligent acts or any other cause whatsoever beyond the control of The Irish Experience and Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. All tickets, coupons and orders are furnished and issued subject in all respects to the terms and conditions imposed thereon. Airlines and other transportation companies whose services are featured in these programs are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies issued shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of this program.

The Irish Experience,

Georgia Hardy Tours Inc.

20 Eglinton Ave West, Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario,
M4R 1A2
Tel: 905-804-9402;
email: info@irishexperience.com

The Irish Experience

Tel.:(905) 804-9402
Toll-free 1 (877) 304-9402

For more information, please contact:
Garry O'Sullivan - Program Director