Strategic Language Institute Internet Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Strategic Language Institute (SLI) website. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, we do not collect personal information about you when you visit the SLI website unless you choose to make such information available to us.

When you visit the SLI site, the University’s web server automatically recognizes only the internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal email address or other personal information.

In addition, information is only gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so that the content of the site can be improved, and your personal information is not identified or shared with other organizations.

If you choose to share personal information with us, such as by subscribing to an e-newsletter, sending a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the state of Florida’s archiving policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. Please note that Florida’s public records law requires that all information received in connection with state business be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. If you do not want your email address disclosed as a public record, please contact the University via telephone or by U.S. mail.

If you have other questions about this privacy policy, or have suggestions on how it may be improved, please feel free to email us at sli@fiu.edu or contact us by telephone at 305-348-7266.

This statement constitutes the Privacy Policy for the Strategic Language Institute website only. Please note that while Florida International University respects individual privacy, websites of other units within FIU may have different privacy practices.

The SLI website may contain links to external websites over which it has no responsibility or control for its content. Therefore, it is your responsibility to read and agree to any privacy policies and terms of use that may be posted on external websites you navigate to or visit.

Payment and Refund Policy


The $75 Registration Fee and the $800 Course Fee must be paid in full on or before the first day of classes.

Payments are accepted by either: Credit or Check Card; Cashier’s Check; or Money Order (No Cash or Personal Checks will be accepted).


The $75 Registration Fee is nonrefundable.

80% of the Course Fee may be refunded under the following circumstances:

  1. You must submit a request in writing to officially cancel your Course Fee on or before five (5) calendar days from the date of the commencement of the program, and
  2. SLI must receive your written request for refund of the Course Fee on or before five (5) calendar days from the date of the commencement of the program.

If the request for refund is approved by SLI, the refund will be for 80% of the Course Fee.

No refund will be made for a Course that is cancelled after the fifth calendar day the program begins.


1. You must submit written cancellation and refund requests by U.S. Mail (postmarked within the 5-day period) or by email to the SLI Registrar at:

  • Pedro Botta
    Strategic Language Institute
    School of International and Public Affairs
    Florida International University
    Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 527
    11200 SW 8th Street
    Miami, FL 33199
    Email: sli@fiu.edu

2. Failure to submit the cancellation or refund request in a timely manner waives any claims you may have for a refund of the Course Fee.

3. SLI will make every effort to assure that classes are not cancelled. However, any classes that are cancelled due to unforeseen emergencies or inclement weather that is beyond the control of SLI will not be rescheduled, nor will any fees be refunded.