Spring ’16 India IFE
Start Time and City:Meet on March 26, 2016 in Hyderabad in lobby of hotel at 5:00 PM
End Time and City:April 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM in Delhi
Primary Trip Segments
- Your CLiGS faculty lead will provide this information around four months prior to the India program’s start date.
Faculty Lead:Bruce Hull
Trip Duration:10 days and 10 nights
Your CLiGS faculty lead will provide this information around four months prior to the India program’s start date.
- Before Dec 21, 2015: submit CLI’s Student Information Form
- Before Jan 4, 2016: submit 500 USD deposit
- Before Feb 1: submit first half of program balance
- Before Feb 1: share your int’l flight itinerary with CLI
- Before Feb 29: submit required info to VT GEO
- Before Feb 29: submit final half of program balance
India IFE To-Do ListIn order to enroll in this India IFE, please complete each of the following steps. CLI is an official CLiGS partner and helps manage the Center’s IFE enrollment and logistical needs; please feel free to contact CLI anytime at 888-781-8383 or email our Director of Enrollment at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding the enrollment process.
- Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
Please complete our Student Information Form as soon as possible, but no later than December 21, 2015. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. In the days and weeks after you submit this form, you will receive several important emails from CLI in preparation for your program. Please be on the lookout for these emails and stay up to date on CLI and CLiGS requests.
- Read and accept key policies regarding CLiGS Global Programs
Please submit the VT and CLiGS Key Policies Form before submitting your program deposit. This step must be completed before you submit your deposit in step 4, due January 4, 2016.
- Register with Virginia Tech’s Global Education Office
Visit the website of Virginia Tech’s Global Education Office. In the top right corner of the page, click on “VT CAS Login.” Once you are registered in the system you will have access to a list of required forms and information to submit to the Global Education Office, including a scanned, color copy of your passport, emergency contact information, and electronic signatures on key policies.
- Submit your 2016 India IFE deposit
In order to secure your space in this IFE, please click the link below to submit your 500 USD non-refundable deposit by January 4, 2016. Please note that in order to submit your deposit, you must first complete CLI’s Student Information Form (step 1 above) and confirm that you have reviewed and accept the Liability Agreement, the Program Refund Policy, and the CLiGS policy regarding non-enrolled travel companions (step 2 above). Please use our secure and convenient online payment system (secured by Stripe) to submit your IFE deposit.
- Stay current on important travel information
- Purchase your international airfare and complete CLI’s Flight Form
You are responsible for purchasing your own international airfare. You are required to meet the group in Hyderabad in the lobby of the hotel (the specific hotel name and address will be provided soon) at 5:00 PM on March 26, 2016. You can plan to depart from Delhi anytime after 10:00 AM on April 5, which is the time of the program’s conclusion. After purchasing your international airfare, please share your flight information with CLI by completing this international flight form at least one month prior to program commencement.
- Secure your passport
If you do not have a passport, please apply for one immediately. If you do have a passport, double check that its expiration date is at least six months after the end of your upcoming IFE. If your passport’s expiration date is within six months of your IFE end date, please renew your passport as soon as possible. Reminder: Virginia Tech’s Global Education Office requires you to submit a scanned, color copy of your passport ID page (and US Visa for non-US citizens) no later than one month prior to departure. To submit your scanned copy, login to your account on the Global Education Office website.
- Secure your e-Visa to enter India
Indian Visas can be applied for through India’s e-TOURIST VISA (e-TV) Application System. Although visa requirements vary from country to country, citizens of the USA require a visa to enter India. Please thoroughly review India’s visa policies at least two months prior to your IFE’s commencement date and secure your visa as needed.
- Submit required forms to Virginia Tech’s Global Education Office (GEO)
Ensure that you have signed and submitted all required forms and information to Virginia Tech’s Global Education Office by February 29, 2016. This list of required forms and information can be found by logging in to your account on the Global Education Office website.
- Complete CLiGS and CLI’s Medical Allergies and Dietary Restrictions Form
Please complete our medical allergies and dietary restrictions form upon reading this prompt. It’s important that your travel logistics providers have access to information regarding any medical allergies you may have or other medical considerations of which we should be aware. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your dietary restrictions (if any).
- Submit your remaining IFE balance
Your remaining IFE balance of 2800 USD (which is the 3300 USD full IFE fee less your 500 USD deposit from step 4 above) is due in two equal payments of 1400 USD on each February 1, 2016 and February 29, 2016. Please use our secure and convenient online payment system (secured by Stripe) to submit your IFE balance. Please note that if you prefer, full program balance can be submitted anytime.
- Understand your VT-provided medical and travel insurance
Please carefully review this Virginia Tech Insurance PDF. CLiGS will purchase a travelers’ health insurance policy on your behalf from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). You will receive an email from CISI with your personal policy information. Be sure to save the information, print out a copy to bring with you on the IFE, and print out another copy to leave with your emergency contact prior to departure. CISI also offers a mobile app that may come in handy during your travels.
- Review your Pre-Departure Packet
In an effort to better prepare you for your time abroad, CLI and CLiGS put together this detailed pre-departure packet. Review all information carefully and contact CLI at email@example.com with any additional questions you may have.