International Field Study

F19 Germany – School of Technology

Pack your bags and get ready to experience Germany-a powerhouse in research and innovation! From physics and chemistry, to cars and consumer products, Germany is a world leader in innovation, engineering, IT and manufacturing industries.

DAY 1| TORONTO TO MUNICH 

19 Oct, 2019 

Pack your bags we are off on a whirlwind adventure through the most industrious nation in Europe – Germany! Board your flight with your group and relax, we’ll pick you up when you land tomorrow in München to start the adventure.

Day 2| MUNICH 

October 20, 2019

Willkommen to Munich, the Bavarian Heartland! On arrival, your Contiki team will meet you for a sightseeing tour, followed by free time and checking into your hotel. This evening, we will get to know each other over a hearty German dinner at a local beer house. Prost!

Day 3| MUNICH TO BERLIN 

October 21, 2019

Visit to two of the world’s most iconic auto brands, BMW and Mercedes Benz! You’ll learn all about the historic and powerful engineering innovations these companies have developed over the years as well as the branding of truly iconic companies.  This afternoon, meet the Mike’s Bikes team for an epic ride around 2018’s “Most Livable City” worldwide.

  • Tour of BMW
  • Tour of Mercedes
  • Bike Ride
  • Breakfast included

Day 4| BERLIN 

October 22, 2019

We will begin with a sightseeing tour that includes Germany’s most iconic landmarks, You will have the afternoon and evening free to visit the sites that move you. Perhaps the world famous Berlin Zoo or one of the city’s beer gardens!

  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • The Brandenburg Gate
  • Russian War Memorial
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Museum Island
  • Marienplatz
  • Breakfast included

Day 5| BERLIN 

October 23, 2019

This morning we journey to the small village of Feldheim – the first city in the world to be powered entirely be renewable energy. We will learn about the towns model and how such a fantastic symbioses was achieved. Learn the planning that went into the creation of a completely energy-sufficient village, how heating and electricity is 100% from renewable energy source and be introduced to the concepts of Wind Energy, Bioenergy and Photovoltaic cells. This afternoon, we whip back into Berlin. Spend your afternoon exploring the astounding street art of Berlin or try out the local delicacy, currywurst.

  • Tour of Feldheim
  • Breakfast included

Day 6| BERLIN TO HAMBURG 

October 24, 2019

Next stop, Hamburg – one of Germany’s busiest port cities with stunning architecture. On route, we stop in Wolfsburg to visit the world’s largest manufacturing plant, Volkswagen. This state of the art facility is the forefront of modern manufacturing. Autostadt mean ‘Autocity’ – the Mecca off all things engineering. This facility features ultra-modern architecture created by more the 400 of the top designers in the biz with and investment cost of around €435 Million. VW dominates as top seller and as one of the Largest employers in Germany. The stunning show room and development center focus on the companies past and game changing plans for the future.

  • Tour of VW Plant
  • Breakfast included

Day 7| DAY TRIP TO BREMEN  

October 25, 2019

This morning we visit the Bremen Technology Park The park is home to 550 companies studying and developing everything from Microgravity to artificial intelligence. Next up, we check out Beck’s Brewery for a tour of the facility which finishes with a fantastic sampling of the golden bubbles.

  • Visit Bremen Technology Park
  • Breakfast included

Day 8| DEPART FOR TORONTO 

October 26, 2019

We came, we saw, we laughed, we learned. Your epic adventure through Germany ends this morning. Say good-bye to the Contiki crew at the airport. Auf Wiedersehen!

 

  • Roundtrip airfare in economy class
  • Twin share tourist class accommodations
  • Insurance
  • Be World Ready t-shirt
  • Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • Tour Guide and private motorcoach throughout
  • Breakfast Daily & 1 dinner

PAYMENT TERMS

Deposit
Second Payment
Third Payment
Fourth Payment
Final Payment

PAYMENT AMOUNT

$550
$550
$500
$500
$150 (+/-)

PAYMENT AMOUNT

03/08/2019
04/01/2019
05/06/2019
06/10/2019
07/22/2019

*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.

Payment Options

When making payment through online banking:

  • Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
  • Once payment is made, you MUST email [email protected] and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for Be World Ready International Field Study. Please copy Be World Ready, at [email protected] on the email
  • The following business day the payment will be uploaded to your student account and as long as Student Accounts receive an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly

Other Important Information

All, full-time Niagara College students participating in an international activity are eligible for up to $500 worth of Be World Ready grants to help offset the cost of their experience. In order to qualify for the grant:

  • Apply to an international experience
  • Attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting (dates to be determined)
  • Complete the online pre-departure component (consisting of Blackboard modules and Risk Management forms to sign)
  • Successfully attend the international experience
  • Upon return, submit five high-quality photos and a 100 word minimum well-written testimonial referencing your experience abroad to the Be World Ready team.
  • Apply online
  • Email a copy/photo of your passport to [email protected]
    • Please ensure all text is legible as this is required to book your airline ticket
  • Pay the deposit (spots for this trip are only secured after a deposit payment has be made)

Students registering for and making initial deposit towards an IFS are considered committed for that IFS.

After the initial deposit for each International Field Study (IFS), Niagara College begins making payments to suppliers (airlines, accommodations, and in-country destination management companies) for these IFS’. Therefore, all students who cancel their participation after their initial deposit will be required to pay 100% of the original IFS cost, and no refunds will be issued.

For students who choose to make payments in accordance to the established IFS payment scheduled and miss a payment, the installment will be charged directly to the students’ account and a late fee will be applied to each missed payment.

For Niagara College students requiring an international country visa, you are required to make your payments as per the payment schedule for your respective International Field Study. You cannot defer your payments until after a decision has been made on your country visa. Niagara College’s international travel insurance policy will allow students to make an insurance claim to receive a refund for fees paid towards an International Field Study if your visa is denied.

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.

*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.

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