International Field Study

S18 Ireland – School of Hospitality & Tourism

Known for its lush green landscape and
rolling hills. It’s truly a magical and
enchanting land where fairies exist and
leprechauns roam. It’s the birthplace of
famous writer Oscar Wilde and the
home of Guinness Beer! Get ready for
the trip of a lifetime.

Day 1-Arrive Dublin

Meet your trip manager and driver at the airport for a transfer into the city. After check-in at your hotel, join the group and discover Dublin’s fascinating heritage. Dublin has it all shopping wise, so get some pointers from your Trip Manager and hit the shops on Grafton Street, or poke around Dublin’s many bookstores. (D)

Day 2-Dublin to Cork

En route to Cork, we stop at charming Kilkenny for lunch, with a chance for an optional bike ride if you feel like a unique perspective of the city. Discover Kilkenny’s medieval charm and its signature sites, Kilkenny Castle and St Canice’s Cathedral. Later, it’s onto the next destination on our list, colourful Cork, set on the banks of the River Lee. Stop off enroute in Midleton at the Jamesons Distillery, dating bck to 1795. Take a journey through history and see the old kilns, mills and malting, water wheel and old warehouses. Of course, you’ll get to try a little tipple at the end! Upon arrival into Cork, join your trip manager for a walking tour of the colourful city. (B)

Day 3-Cork

In the morning, visit Cork Institute of Technology for a lecture organized by your professors. Later, spend some time at the famous Old English market and indulge in the food that makes Cork so famous. You can get everything from Meats and sandwiches to cakes and chocolates. (B)

Day 4-Cork to Galway

Today we move on from Cork and head for Galway. Pucker up, because we’re visiting Blarney Castle and its famous Blarney Stone! Irish folklore tells us that anyone who kisses this chunk of limestone is granted the gift of gab. We continue to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, where the spine tingling, nail biting cliff faces give beautiful yet terrifying views of the Atlantic Ocean. Once we arrive in Galway, your trip manager will make you come to understand why two nights were needed here on a walking tour. (B)

Day 5-Galway

Today you’ll attend a lecture organized by Niagara College, and the rest of your day will be at leisure. Try your tongue at some Gaelic, and carry on exploring the gorgeous city. If you hear the call of the wild, you can sign yourself up for a ferry ride to the Aran Islands. You can dance with horses and take a bike ride around the picturesque farms. (B)(D)

Day 6-Galway to Belfast

We head up to Northern Ireland today to the UNESCO listed Giant’s Causeway. With approximately 40,000 rock colums packed together, reaching heights of 12m, this unbelievable rock formation will give you goose bumps. We then head to Belfast, where we’ll learn more about this intriguing city on a driving tour with our local guide.

Day 7-Belfast to Dublin

Back into buzzing Dublin, you’ve got time to explore more of this charismatic capital. We get down to business with a sightseeing tour. We’ll show you Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square, and so much more. We end the tour with a visit to the Guiness Storehouse, which gives you the chance to learn how this famous drink is brewed, and of course you’ll get to sample at the end. This evening, join the group for an Irish evening, filled with an Irish band, dinner and dancing. (B)(D).

Day 8-Depart Dublin

After breakfast, board the coach for the last time for a transfer to the airport. Reminisce with your classmates, and say goodbye to the Emerald Isle. (B)

 

Roundtrip Airfare

Accommodations

In country transportation

Travel Insurance

Be World Ready T-shirt

Breakfast daily & 3 dinners

Entrances as specified in itinerary

PAYMENT TERMS

PAYMENT AMOUNT

PAYMENT AMOUNT

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

APPROXIMATE. PRICE
2000

TRIP DATE 04/28/2018

TO

05/06/2018

TRIP DESTINATION
Dublin, Ireland

PROGRAM

Hospitality & Tourism

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 studentaccounts@niagaracollege.ca 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 beworldready@niagaracollege.ca 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 beworldready@niagaracollege.ca
    • 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 beworldready@niagaracollege.ca a copy/photo.

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