International Field Study

India – Exploring Healthcare

Travel to one of the most beautiful countries in the world and practice your skills outside the classroom. India offers the chance to experience an entirely different health care system, see one of the Seven Wonders of the World and grow your skills and abilities as a health care professional.

Day 1| Depart for Delhi!

Sunday April 19

Sit back and relax as we make our way to Delhi, India on an overnight flight!

 

Day 2| Arrive in Delhi!

Monday April 20

With a late arrival to Delhi, you will arrive to your accommodations to rest up and get set for your adventure in India to begin.

Day 3| Taj Mahal

Tuesday April 21

Today we will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Taj Mahal. This enormous mausoleum was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983, it remains one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a stunning symbol of India’s rich history. After returning to Dehli we will visit Cyber City, Gurgaon  a corporate park which houses some of the top IT & Fortune 500 companies.

Day 4| Chandigarh

Wednesday, April 22

Today we depart Delhi for Chandigarh. After check into our hotel upon we will have an orientation with our partners at INSCOL, followed by a group welcome dinner.

 

 

Day 5| Chandigarh

Thursday, April 23

Today you will shadow practicing professionals and tour both a private and public hospital in the Chandigarh Region. You will also get a private lesson on Ayurveda healing methods. Later in the afternoon, you will receive some preparatory training before heading out the next day for community outreach.

 

 

Day 6 – 8| Clinical Outreach

Friday, April 24- Sunday, April 26

Put your skills to work during clinical outreach within the local communities of Chandigarh including Nanhe Kadm Village, Nanhe Kadm public school and Gharuan Village.

 

 

 

Day 9| Guided Tour of Chandigarh

Monday, April 27

Take a guided city tour of Chandigarh including Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake & Artisanal Market. Chandigarh has the distinction of having a unique world-acclaimed Rock Garden. The open air sculptures and concealed gateways separating them are at places enhanced by a waterfall, pools and an open-air theatre. Get ready for some amazing traditional biryani at your farewell reception with the Consul General to Chandigarh to share your experiences about this life-changing experience.

Day 10| Clinical Outreach

Tuesday, April 28

Clinical Outreach will continue in Dayapura Village.

Day 11| Hauz Khas

Wednesday, April 29

Today we make our way back to Delhi and have the afternoon to explore Dilli Haat market. Dilli Haat has been well known since medieval times and is filled with handicrafts, curios, old carpets, and designer clothing.

Day 12| Delhi Highlights

Thursday, April 30

Take part in a guided city tour of Delhi including Red Fort, India Gate, The Parliament House, Lotus Temple.  Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site  in 2007 the The Red Fort served as the royal residence of the Mughal emperors from 1648 to 1857 and is of importance to the people of India today as the Indian Prime Minister delivers his Independence Day speech from The Fort every year on August 15. The India Gate, originally named All India War Memorial, was built to pay homage to the 82,000 soldiers of the Undivided Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.  The Lotus Temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world.

Day 13| Depart India

Friday, May 1

Sit back, relax and reflect on the amazing experience that was India at your overnight departure from India!

  • Round Trip Airfare
  • All Accommodations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Breakfast Daily
  • 2 Dinners
  • Clinical Outreach
  • Public Hospital Tour
  • Private Hospital Tour
  • Professional Shadowing
  • Taj Mahal
  • Delhi Highlights
  • Chandigarh Highlights

 

PAYMENT TERMS

Deposit
Second Payment
Third Payment
Final Payment

PAYMENT AMOUNT

$550
$550
$550
$549+/-

PAYMENT AMOUNT

01/17/2020
01/20/2020
02/17/2020
03/23/2020

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

APPROXIMATE. PRICE
$2199+/- (After $500 Grant)

TRIP DATE 04/19/2020

TO

05/01/2020

TRIP DESTINATION
India

PROGRAM

Open to all School of Allied Health, Nursing & School of Dental students

APPLICATION DEADLINE
01/17/2020

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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