Student Cultural Exchange Travel Agreement Form
We, the undersigned, are enclosing full payment to Student Cultural Exchange, LLC. (hereafter "SCE").
We have read and accepted the Payment Policy including policies on refunds as described at www.studentculturalexchange.com as well as the terms of this agreement.
We acknowledge that SCE, its employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns (collectively "SCE") does not own or operate any entity which is to, or does, provide goods or services for the trip or program we are booking, including, for example, lodging facilities of any kind, airline, vessel or other transportation companies, local guides or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food service providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, SCE is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity or of any third party. In addition and without limitations, SCE is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to personal property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force nature, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, domestic or wild animals, strikes or other labor activities, athletic or sporting events or endeavors, adequacy or availability of health services and/or evacuation services if such are necessary, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation, or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or to lose, damage or delay delivery of luggage and/or personal effects. I accept all the risk attendant thereto and voluntarily accept the same as risks of my child/ wardʼs participation in the program.
My child/ward is enthusiastic and I believe he/she is capable of handling both the emotional and physical aspects of the program as well as any risks that may be involved. Furthermore, I agree that should my child/wardʼs conduct, at the sole discretion of SCE, be deemed to be in violation of SCEʼs rules or otherwise detrimental to the maintenance of standards or to the successful operation of SCEʼs programs, SCE may dismiss him/her from the program. I agree that SCEʼs responsibility for my child/ward ends with his/her dismissal from the program, and I understand that that dismissal may occur at a location far from the child/wardʼs home. I agree that should my child/ward be dismissed from a SCE program, I will make arrangements for, bear the cost of, and provide supervision for my dismissed child/ward, even in situations that require extended international travel, and that no refund of the program fee will be given for a dismissed student. There will also be no refund for students who withdraw voluntarily, or as the result of illness or accident, during a program.
By signing this application, we consent to the use of photographs and film of the student and written correspondence from parents and students in promotional material for SCE.
Any dispute concerning this contract, the Tuition Refund Plan, a SCE program or employee, the brochure, or any other advertising materials concerning this program itself will be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in Vermont pursuant to the then current rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable. Vermont substantive law will apply to all issues concerning any such dispute.
We have read and agree to all the terms of this agreement as well as the description of the program, as stated in this application and at www.studentculturalexchange.com