July ’17 Indonesia IFE
Start Date and City:August 5, 2017, in Bali
End Date and City:August 14, 2017, in Bali
Primary Trip Segments
- It typically takes two calendar days to travel to Bali from the United States. Participants should plan accordingly to arrive in Depensar, Bali (DPS) on or before the start date.
- Your CLiGS faculty lead will provide additional details about four months prior to the Indonesia program’s start date.
Faculty Lead:Dr. Marc Stern
Trip Duration:10 days and 10 nights (trip concludes after dinner in Bali; last hotel night in Bali is included in program fees)
Your CLiGS faculty lead will provide additional details about four months prior to the Indonesia program’s start date.
- Before Apr 3, 2017: submit your Student Information Form
- Before Apr 17: submit 500 USD deposit
- Before May 15: submit first half program balance
- Before May 15: share your int’l flight itinerary with CLI
- Before May 15: submit required info to VT GEO
- Before June 12: submit final half program balance
Indonesia IFE To-Do ListIf you would like to enroll in this Indonesia IFE, please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your travels. As 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 email@example.com 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 April 3, 2017. 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 April 3, 2017.
- 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 Indonesia 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 April 17, 2017. 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
[NOTE: At this time, details of the Indonesia IFE itinerary are still being finalized, so we recommend waiting to purchase your airfare until further notice. Please check back at this step for when this italicized notice is removed.]After purchasing your international airfare, please share your flight information with CLI by completing this international flight form by the date noted under “Important Deadlines” above. Before purchasing your airfare, please confirm with Dr. Marc Stern that program start and end dates are final.
- 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.
- Secure your visa (if applicable)
Passport holders from most countries, including the United States, are offered Visa on Arrival (VoA) upon arriving to any international Indonesian airport and therefore are not required to arrange a visa prior to departing for Indonesia. However, you are advised to review Indonesia’s visa policies at least two months prior to your IFE’s commencement date. All travelers are responsible for researching and complying with the appropriate visa requirements for the country/countries where their program is being held.
- 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 the date noted under “Important Deadlines” above. 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 May 15, 2017 and June 12, 2017. 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.