Terms and Conditions

All courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation of enrollment will be sent. You may enroll by mail or online. As courses often sell out, it is advised to enroll online for quicker confirmation.

Travel Registration and Cancellation Policy
For all domestic study tours, reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of a $500 deposit, the Reservation and Deposit Form, and the signed Release of Claims form. Payment in full is due 60 days before the start date of the tour. Reservations received within 60 days of the start date of the tour may be accepted if space is available and payment is made in full. Your reservation is
not confirmed until you have received written confirmation from the Houston Seminar.

If payment in full for the tour is not made by 60 days before the start date of the tour, your reservation will be canceled, and your $500 deposit will be forfeited. Should the Houston Seminar cancel the tour for any reason, your deposit and any additional payments will be refunded in full. Should you have to cancel for any reason, you must notify the Houston Seminar in writing. For cancellations more than 60 days before the start date of the tour, all payments, less the $500 deposit, will be refunded. A cancellation 30 to 60 days before the start date of the tour will result in the forfeiture of your $500 deposit plus 50% of all other amounts paid. Within 30 days of the start date of the tour, cancellation will result in the forfeiture
of 100% of all amounts paid. We recommend that you consider purchasing travel insurance.

Trip “Interest List” Policy
Once a study tour is announced, either in our brochure or on our website, you may email or call the registrar, at [email protected]/(713) 666-9000 and ask that your name be placed on the “Interest List”.

One week before an e-blast advertising the trip is scheduled to be sent to our database and the registration documents are posted on the website, you will receive an email including a (draft) trip itinerary, cost, and registration documents. The registration and release-of-claims forms, along with the deposit, must be returned to the registrar to secure a reservation. These forms may be mailed or emailed, with payment by check or credit card, and will be recorded and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that you not purchase any non-refundable plane tickets until you receive confirmation from the registrar that your trip reservation is secure.

If your contact information changes between the time you sign up for the Interest List and the time the registration date is announced, it is your responsibility to notify the registrar.

Teachers and students at accredited institutions may attend classes for a discounted fee of 15% per session with a school I.D.

Course Refunds
You will receive a partial refund if you cancel at least two weeks before a course begins; a 20% cancellation fee will be charged. If your enrollment has caused others to be turned away from a limited-enrollment course, no refund will be issued unless your place can be filled. Refund policies for courses involving travel differ (see travel registration and cancellation policy above).

Gift certificates
These are available for a single session, a specific course, or a dollar amount, which the recipient may apply toward any course(s). Please call or email for more information at [email protected]/(713) 666-9000.

The Houston Seminar  
P.O. Box 22764, Houston, TX  77227-2764