Things to Do Before
1. Pay in full 2 weeks before arrival.
Check for things to pack in the Pre departure list provided.
Confirm credit approval policy with your University if you are looking
for academic credits.
4. Get medical advice for your ensuing trip
5. Check for ATM cards etc for your trip.
you need to cancel, please confirm at least 2 weeks before the starting
date. You will be subject to the standard cancellation/refund policy
7. You should also contact your insurance provider to check out the
coverage for international trips. We strongly recommend students to have
an insurance plan that covers your study abroad period in China.
to Do while attending the Program:
. When you
are traveling in a group with other fellow students, volunteers, if a
participant falls sick or gets injured inform your program manager
immediately or call the preset numbers on your cell phones for immediate
medical help. You will be assisted with doctors and pharmacies nearby.
2. If your luggage has been lost or delayed and contact your program
manager. The program manager will help you in contacting the local
police. You must lodge a police report listing out all missing items. If
the luggage was lost in air transit you have to file a claim with them.
For school groups headed by a group leader contact your group leader
first on such a mishap.
3. Show consideration to others like
fellow students, volunteers, program staff, service staff in hotels,
transport vans etc. Be respectful towards the local culture and people
through your words, behavior and attire.
4. For school groups
headed by a group leader visiting local friends or relatives is subject
to permission from your group leaders. In either case, if the visiting
involves your leaving the program for some time, a permission letter
from your parents or legal guardians is necessary. A copy of this letter
should be signed both by your group leader and the program manager.
Under no circumstances should any of your acquaintances stay back in
your room for the night.
Important Notes On Meals
1. You will enjoy fine quality meals through the tour, mixing
familiar western style cuisine and unfamiliar local cuisines. We
encourage you to keep an open mind and sample everything. Although we
will try our best to special meal requirements like vegetarian or low
salt meals we cannot guarantee it at all times.
2. On most days
you will be served a Western style breakfast and a variety of Chinese
style meals for lunch.
3. Students under 21 will be required to
have their guardian’s letter of permission to sample beer or alcoholic
drinks in meals. For school groups coming headed by a group leader
sampling is also advised in the presence of the group leader.
All restaurants are carefully selected and continually monitored for
hygienic and quality standards. However if you are unsatisfied with any
particular experience do bring it to our notice.
Notes On Accommodations:
1. While staying in apartments, homestays and hotels participants
are expected to maintain polite behavior with the hotel staff, members
of the homestay families and others. We carefully select hotels and
apartments and provide fair amount of training to homestay families to
prepare them for accommodating you.
2. Students must pay for
phone calls, extra food and beverage items taken from the homestay
families and the hotels outside the standard meals. Picking up souvenir
items from any of these places is absolutely forbidden and participants
will be expected to pay for any lost/stolen items. Do remember that any
improper behavior may affect our ability to work with these
establishments further which will directly hamper program operations.