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Online Courses

Cancellation Policy

After First Class – course credit (good for one year) minus the $50 administrative fee

No Show – no refunds or credits

Course Policies

We don’t offer makeups.

We don’t offer refunds or credits for technology issues outside our control.

You may not be allowed in a Zoom session if you are late.

It is up to the instructor when they want to connect you, either immediately or waiting until a group activity already-in-progress has finished.

You maybe be dropped if you have excessive absences. No refunds or credits given.

If you are the only person in the course, the program will be converted to a private program, and the duration of the course will be reduced according to the instructor’s adjustment of the content of the course.

We do not collect to share any of your personal information.  Ananda College of Living Wisdom is a non-profit educational organization registered with the State of California, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, #177, Nevada City, CA 95959 USA.  

Gap Year & Programs

Deposit Policy

A $1,000 deposit is required to hold your space in the New Horizons Gap Year Program. There is no guarantee of a space in our program until a deposit is paid. 

To learn more about our admissions process please visit  

Tuition Payment

The full balance of the New Horizons Gap Year program tuition is due 80 days prior to the start of the program. Students accepted within 80 days of the program’s start must submit full payment within 2 weeks of acceptance. Please see below our full terms and conditions related to tuition payments.

Tuition Refund Policy

Since Ananda College makes overseas commitments and other financial decisions on behalf of participants in advance of the program, financial penalties are applied in case of participant cancellation. The following policies apply in all cases, regardless of the reason the participant chooses to cancel his/her participation in the program.

  • Please review the above policies regarding the deposit. As a reminder, the participant deposit of $1,000 in the event that acts beyond our control intercede with the ability to operate the program. 
  • All notification of participants cancellation must be received by the admissions office in writing. 
  • If notification of participation cancellation is received within less than 80 days of scheduled program start, the participant will forfeit the entire tuition. 
  • Within 80 days of program start through the conclusion of the program, tuition is non-refundable for any reason, including but not limited to, physical or mental illness or injury, voluntary departure, personal emergencies, and participant dismissal. See New Horizons Rules and Regulations below: 

New Horizons Program Cancellation

New Horizons reserves the right to cancel any program if there is insufficient enrollment or as a result of health, safety, or security concerns in any of the countries we travel to, that are beyond our control. A full refund will be granted for cancelled programs that arise out of insufficient enrollment, though New Horizons is not responsible for other costs incurred by clients preparing for the program. For programs that we cancel due to any other event that is beyond our control, New Horizons will refund all tuition less costs already incurred (i.e., operational expenses) and less the deposit of $1,000.

New Horizons may choose to cancel a program that is in-progress if circumstances arise that, in New Horizons judgment, make the continuation of a program no longer tenable. Circumstances that could result in a cancellation may include natural disaster, health epidemic, political turmoil, government recommendation, etc. In such situations, New Horizons will explore reasonable alternative arrangements to re-route the program to another selected location or will cancel the program. New Horizons will take reasonable steps to notify the participant of his/her options and otherwise his/her behalf such as alternative international flights, travel, academic, and accommodation costs and to otherwise reimburse New Horizons for any financial obligation occurred in this regard. Should a program be cancelled or a participant choose to not continue on a program that is re-routed, New Horizons will determine what, if any, portion of unspent program fees may be refunded to the participant.

(If alternative arrangements cannot be made, New Horizons will make reasonable efforts to collect documentation of the participant’s work completed prior to program cancellation.)

Special Trip Insurance

New Horizons is not responsible for costs associated with cancelled enrollment (such as cancellation due to 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. Participants going on our trips must show proof of travel insurance.  You may also check with Travel Guard at or 800.826.4919 or Squaremouth, for travel insurance options. 

Medical and Evacuation Expenses

It is the responsibility of the participant and his/her family to understand the limits of any medical evacuation policy, and to provide up-front payment of emergency services when required.  All participants enrolled in our in-person programs or travel programs are required to have medical insurance.   Check with one of the above-mentioned travel insurance companies for coverage during our in-person or travel programs.  

New Horizons 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 or in violation of our policies, New Horizons reserves the right to send the participants home without refund. Underage use of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs are cause for dismissal. Participants sent home early or who voluntarily choose to return early for any reason, including but not limited to sickness, personal emergencies, or injury, will be responsible for all associated costs, such as medical costs, and related travel and logistical costs associated with an early departure.

Visas and Travel Documentation

Applicant must be in possession of a valid passport for international travel, complete with usable visa pages. Upon admission to the program, detailed instructions for acquiring appropriate visas will be sent to the applicant, however, participants are responsible for obtaining a visa specific to their nationality’s requirements and restrictions.

For countries that require travel visas, New Horizons can advise participants on the visa process and connect you with visa agents with whom we work, but we cannot guarantee that participants will be granted visas or directly provide services to obtain visas. Please research the visa process specific to your nationality and check in with New Horizons Admissions as needed before finalizing (travel plans for your program or application form for the New Horizons Gap Year Program).  If you are traveling to Greece or Italy, you do not need a Visa if you are a US resident, just your US passport.  

Meals with New Horizons

Meals will consist of well balanced and nutritious vegetarian cuisine. When possible and reasonable, local ingredients will be incorporated. 

Allergies and food intolerances such as gluten and soy-free can be accommodated. However, due to the vigorous nature of activities on and off-campus, as well as the limitations of certain foods during backcountry and international travel, New Horizons cannot accommodate highly restricted diets such as raw, paleo and grain-free. For specific concerns, please contact New Horizons.

Course Tuition Does Not Include

Not included are travel expenses to and from the program, passports, health and travel insurance, cost of evacuations. Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, academic supplemental supplies, spending cash and items such as luggage, personal hiking and camping gear (backpack, sleeping bag, flashlight) are not covered.  Packing lists are provided to those staying with us during in-person retreats and on international trips.  Contact with questions. 

Behavioral Expectations and Dismal Policy

Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is safe for themselves, other participants, New Horizon’s staff and faculty, those associated with programming, the facilities and the environment. If an individual engages in behaviors that comprise this safety, is disruptive to the program or violates student policies, New Horizons reserves the right to dismiss the participant without a refund.

Participants who are dismissed or chose to withdraw from the program before graduation for any reason including but not limited to medical issues and personal emergencies will not receive a refund and are responsible for additional costs. These may include medical costs and travel expenses associated with an early departure.

Health Expectations and Safety Concerns

New Horizon participants can expect dynamic and diverse experiences that often take place in a variety of environments. The campus is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California where temperatures can range from 20-90 F and where precipitation can fall as rain or snow. Forest fires are often a consideration during the fall season (Sept- Nov). Accommodations will be remote and simple.

Participants should be in good physical condition and have a history of stable mental health. All applicants will be required to complete a simple medical questionnaire before admittance to the program. For specific questions regarding the physical and psychological demands of the program, please contact New Horizons. 

Limitations of Liability

For those age 16 to 18, under the guardianship of their parents, 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 in-person and travel programs.

*American Disabilities Act Policies of Ananda College and The Gap Year Program: Ananda College complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability and makes use of available and reasonable accommodations in learning and living environments to meet the documented needs of eligible students with disabilities. We do our best to provide equal access to the College’s academic programs and community life. Ananda College uses the term “accommodation” to mean the provision of architectural access, aids, and services, as well as appropriate modifications to practices and procedures. We are committed to an integrated, individualized approach with students and embrace independence, safety, respect, and dignity as core values. Please also note that accommodations may not be possible if they would fundamentally alter an essential program, Ananda College standards or requirements, or if they would result in undue financial or administrative burden.

Ananda College Travel & Pilgrimages

Terms & Conditions

We are accepting Pilgrimage Registrations and a $500 deposit is required in order to reserve your place on our pilgrimage trips.  We incur transportation fees, hotel fees, and other provider fees when booking for our pilgrimage group.

Greece & Crete, 2023 Pilgrimage: For cancellations received on or before November 5, 2022, we will refund 80% of your total trip cost, minus the $500 deposit.  For cancellations received after November 5, 2022, all registration fees are non-refundable.

Egypt, 2023 Pilgrimage: For cancellations received before May 20, 2023, we will refund 80% of your total trip cost, minus the $500 deposit.  For cancellations received after May 20, 2023, all registration fees are non-refundable.

For all our pilgrimages, if you qualify for a refund, we can apply $500 of your refund to our next pilgrimage or another future trip with Ananda College Pilgrimages.

Liability Waiver

I understand that the pilgrimage leaders from the Ananda College Pilgrimages, are acting as the pilgrimage hosts and guest coordinators only.  The Ananda College of Living Wisdom is not responsible for providers, such as airlines, any guest accommodations, and other regional tour guides, etc.  I understand that staff of the Ananda College Pilgrimages and the Ananda College of Living Wisdom are not responsible for obtaining travel insurance for any of the Ananda College Pilgrimages, and for working with my travel insurance company as regards any medical services and medications, loss of property, change in flights, and other situations, which my insurance covers.

Travel Insurance

I understand and agree that I will insure all details of my Ananda College Pilgrimage travel plans through a professional travel insurance company no later than is required for the pilgrimage I am going on. (For Greece & Crete 2023 that date is November 5, 2022; and for Egypt, that date is May 20, 2023.)  I understand that if the trip is canceled, or my luggage and other valuables are lost, flights canceled, or medical treatment required I will be using my travel insurance to cover all costs.  I will add to my Ananda College Pilgrimage reservation the travel company name, website, URL, phone number, and the name on the policy.

Our healthy way to enter Greece & Crete and Egypt from the United States

On May 14, 2021, Greece opened its borders in a safe and attainable manner. Requirements for traveling internationally are changing with some regularity. We will keep you informed as we approach the date of this trip of the then-current requirements. For now, these are the circumstances: Prior to departure, all travelers must ensure that they carry an acceptable form of certification of their health condition.

More information on Greece/Crete travel at

Since June 17, 2022, The Egyptian government has opened Egypt to all tourists, and no longer require proof of vaccination from Covid-19.  The largest industry in Egypt is tourism, due to the incredible pyramids and temples that exist here.  The Egyptian government has always been very protective of tourists, and requires vaccination of its citizens. This is the second tour of Egypt that Ananda College Pilgrimages has taken, and we find Egypt to be a wonderful place to visit.  Our tour operator provides our guests with an Egyptian Visa as part of your tour cost.  This visa is good for 30 days.  For more information, visit: