FAQ

Can I receive credit for my study/work abroad experience?

Students enrolled in a work/study abroad experience may have the opportunity to receive a General Education elective credit. If you are interested in obtaining a General Education elective credit, please contact us at [email protected] prior to your departure for steps to follow.

Are the dates of departure/return confirmed?

Dates are subject to change depending on acquiring the most cost effective travel. Every effort will be made to firm up these dates as early as possible.

Are there any international scholarships I can apply for?

You can access up to $500 with Niagara College’s Be World Ready Travel Grant. For other scholarships and more information click here.

What is the overall cost for the International Field Studies course?

International Field Study courses cost in the range of $1500- $3500 depending on location.

What does the cost for an International Field Study include?

This cost will include transportation to destinationaccommodation, medical insurance, in country transportation, and day trips, please check the trip specific itinerary for details regarding included meals.. Meals and accommodation for majority of destinations are provided. The cost does not include personal spending money you may need.

What about other study/work abroad trips?

Other trips will have different price ranges depending on various factors such as flights, meals, accommodations etc. To help plan your trip abroad, get in contact with us at beworldrea[email protected]

Do I need a Passport?

Participants are required to hold a passport that is valid for 6 months beyond expected date of RETURN.. Do I need a visa? If a visa is needed, Niagara College will support the applicants to obtain a visa.

Do I need any vaccinations?

Participants should visit a Travel Health Clinic to assess what vaccinations are needed, (if any), for their country destination. Participants cover the cost of all vaccinations.

Where will I stay during my time abroad?

Each study/work abroad destination has different accommodation providers which may include a combination of dorm-style rooms, home-stays, hotels or hostels. Private accommodation is not guaranteed.

Other Important QUESTIONS

Travel and Accommodations


Q:
Can I bring a friend?

A: You can bring as many friends as you like as long as they are current full-time Niagara College students or within 6 months of graduation from Niagara College and meet the program eligibility requirements.

Q: Can I bring a parent/friend/child from outside the college?

A: No. At this time we are only able to accept current full-time Niagara College students or Niagara College alumni within 6 months of graduation.

Q: What will the rooms be like?

A: Rooms will vary in style on each trip, they are commonly twin-share (2 people to a room, separate beds) in a central location. Single rooms may be available for an additional room fee provided adequate notice is given to Be World Ready staff. We strive to ensure you have comfortable, affordable accommodations anywhere you travel.

Q: Will it be safe?

A: Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College will take all possible pre-cautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.

Q: Can I book my own flight?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I have a one way ticket?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I change my flight Itinerary?

A: No. We will not be able to accommodate a return flight that is different from the group. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: I require a travel visa for the trip I registered for. Can Be World Ready get the visa for me?

A: We cannot get your visa for you, however, we will provide you with all the information that we can and guide you through the process of obtaining all the necessary visas for travel.

Q: I have a NEXUS card, do I still need a passport to travel to the USA with Be World Ready?
 
A: Yes. All Be World Ready Participants must have a valid passport.

Be World Ready Grant

Q: What is the Be World Ready Grant?

A: The Be World Ready grant is a pre-determined sum of money that is granted to each qualifying student who is travelling on an approved educational trip to offset the cost of their learning experience. Up to $400 of grant money will be ADVANCED and posted to the students’ account which will then be transferred to the International Field Study account as payment. The remaining grant money, up to $100, will be AWARDED at the completion of your trip provided student has met all grant requirements.

Q: How will I know how much the grant will be for the field study I am on?

A: The value of the Be World Ready grant will included in the welcome email you receive after registering for the trip.

Q: What must I do to receive the grant?

A: You must complete the online modules, pre-departure waivers and attend an in person training session to receive the grant.

Q: How will I know if I received the grant advance?

A: The majority of the value of the grant will be deducted from your final payment and then posted to your student account as a payment towards your field study.

Q: How do I receive the remaining 20% of the grant?

A: You must provide a well written, 100 word, testimonial of how your experience on the trip impacted you. You must also submit 2 jpeg photographs that showcase your destination and yourself in destination.

Q: I have been on an International Field Study before and received the Be World Ready grant. Do I need to complete the online training and waivers again?

A: Yes, you must complete the online training and fill in the waivers again to receive the grant.

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