Terms and Conditions of Sale

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT

IFALPES courses are for adults. The minimum age is 16 years for individual registrations. IFALPES welcomes groups of younger students (from 14 years old) under the responsibility of their supervisors.

BEGINNER’S COURSE

Beginner’s courses take place only at the beginning of the session each month. If beginners arrive on other dates, Ifalpes reserves the right to place the student in the lowest level group that week. 

MINIMUM STUDENT PER CLASS

The minimum number of students in a group is 3. If the number of students in a group is 1 or 2, Ifalpes organises individual lessons (1-to-1) or semi-individual lessons (1-to-2). In these cases the number of lessons is reduced by half.

REGISTRATION

80registration fee and 30% deposit required.

Within 48 hours of your registration, you will receive a provisional certificate of registration and other documents useful for your stay.

Payment by bank transfer is possible; please note that bank charges are at your expense.

In case of payment by cheque, the cheque must be in euros endorsable in France to the order of IFALPES.

The balance of the course fees must be paid at the latest on arrival at the school.

CANCELLATION

Courses

In case of cancellation more than 30 days before the beginning of the courses, your deposit will be refunded minus the 80€ registration fee.

Between 30 and 16 days before the beginning = Deposit refunded minus 25% of the course + 80€ fee

Between 15 to 8 days before the beginning = Deposit refunded minus 50% of the course  + 80€ fee

Between 7 days and 1 day before the beginning = Deposit refunded minus 75% of the course + 80€ fee

Once classes have started, the course are non refundable.

Housing

For cancellations 4 weeks or less prior to arrival, cancellation fee may apply. The fee amount isn’t fix as it can be different depending on the accommodation type (host family, individual studio…).

Once in the accommodation, the stay is non refundable.

CANCELLATION BECAUSE OF VISA REFUSAL

Your deposits will only be refunded (minus de 80€ registration fee), upon presentation of proof of visa refusal. For any refund, these documents must be sent to IFALPES BEFORE THE START OF THE COURSES.

CHANGES IN THE DATES OF YOUR STAY

For courses

The student may request a postponement of his or her stay at no additional cost in the following cases:

– The request is made at least 1 month before the initial date of arrival

or

– In the case of an exceptional event

The deferred stay must take place within a maximum of 12 months from the date of modification.

Only 1 date change accepted per student.

For housing

A 40fee will be applied for any modification of your stay.

HOLIDAYS

If a registration is made during a week with a public holiday, lessons will be caught-up during the same week.

INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE

It is the responsibility of each student to take out international insurance covering their travel, theft or loss, health, accident and civil liability.