Payment Schedule, Cancellation Policy, and Risk Waiver

Payment Schedule
--A $300 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of acceptance into the program.
--Invoices are mailed to participants in March/April and due upon receipt.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received by May 20—applicant receives a refund for any payments made minus the $300 nonrefundable deposit. 
  • Cancellation received between May 21 and July 8—applicant receives a partial refund in the amount of $1,200. 
  • Cancellation received on July 9 or later—We regret that refunds cannot be made for cancellations received on July 9 or later.

If Bread Loaf in Sicily must cancel a program, all payments made to Middlebury College for the Bread Loaf in Sicily program will be refunded. Middlebury College is not responsible for any outside expenses, such as airline ticket fees, incurred in preparation for the program.

Purchasing travel insurance through your travel agent is highly recommended.

Middlebury College International Programs Risk and Release Waiver:
As a part of the preparations for taking part in an international program sponsored by Middlebury College, the College requires participants to submit a Travel Registration Form and a Release Agreement.  The College requires that each participant sign a waiver that acknowledges the inherent risks involved in international travel (the possibility of political, social, and natural events that might disrupt a program).  The waiver asks you to acknowledge that you have medical insurance that will cover you while you’re in Italy. If your policy does not cover you, one can be purchased easily and inexpensively through a travel agent.


Bread Loaf Conferences
204 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802-443-5286
Fax: 802-443-2087