Spring ’16 Turkey IFE
Start Date and City:May 22, 2016 in TBA
End Date and City:May 31, 2016 in TBA
Primary Trip Segments
- Your CLiGS faculty lead will provide this information around four months prior to the Turkey program’s start date.
Faculty Lead:Dr. Daniel Marcucci
Trip Duration:10 days and 9 nights
Your CLiGS faculty lead will provide this information around four months prior to the Turkey program’s start date.
- Before Feb 8, 2016: submit CLI’s Student Information Form
- Before Feb 29: submit 500 USD deposit
- Before Mar 28: submit first half of program balance
- Before Mar 28: share your int’l flight itinerary with CLI
- Before Apr 25: submit required info to VT GEO
- Before Apr 25: submit final half of program balance
Turkey IFE To-Do ListIn order to enroll in this Turkey 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 February 8, 2016. 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 February 22, 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 Turkey 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 February 29, 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
[NOTE: At this time, details of the Turkey 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 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 Turkey
Turkish Visas can be applied for through Turkey’s Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System. Although Visa requirements vary from country to country, citizens of the USA require a visa to enter Turkey. Please thoroughly review Turkey’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 April 25, 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).
- Review CLI and CLiGS Pre-Departure Reminders
In an effort to better prepare you for your time abroad, CLI and CLiGS put together this detailed pre-departure packet. Be sure to review all information carefully and contact CLI at email@example.com with any additional questions you may have.
- 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 each; the installments are due on or before March 28, 2016 and April 25, 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 at 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.
- Enroll in the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
If you are a U.S. citizen, we strongly encourage you to enroll in the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program prior to your departure. Your enrollment in this program makes it easier for U.S. embassies abroad to contact you and to provide assistance in the event of an emergency.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may have.