University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of International Education (OIE) WEB GUIDE

Exploring Counseling, Culture & Spirituality in India

This is the Schedule and orientation page for the Fall Interim (January) program. If you are looking for the program's website, click here.

Accommodation & Meals

airplanePointerAccommodation

Check the link for your accommodation for amenities, room size and location. Rooms can be extremely small. It isn't unusual to have very little space around the bed, shorter beds, only a few inches for a closet pole, tight showers and/or buildings directly outside your window.

New Delhi: Rockland Hotel, January 6th - 9th, 13th - 14th, & 23rd - 24th, 2018
Address: B-207 C R Park, Outer Ring Road, New Delhi-110019
Phone: 011-91-1142-722-222

Varanasi - Haifa Hotel, January 14th - 23rd, 2018
Address: B.1/107, Assi, Varanasi - 222005; Tel: 011-91-0542–2312960; Email: hotel_haifa@hotmail.com

Agra: Taj Villa, January 9th - 12th, 2018
Address: A-21, Phase-2, Taj Nagri, Fatehbad Raod, Behind KFC, Agra, U.P. 282001
Phone: 011-91-9758-811-113

airplanePointerRoommates

You and your friends may request each other as roommates by editing your on-line study abroad applications. The Office of International Education will not assign roommates unless students request EACH OTHER!

In some cases, participants may be able to elect a single room. There is always a significant fee; check with the Office of International Education for an estimate if you are interested.  NOTE: Checking the "single room" check box in your online application does not constitute an official request for a single room quotation.  You must ALSO contact the OIE directly via email, phone or by visiting the office, to make an official request for a single room quotation.  Those who do not make a direct request to the OIE will be assigned a roommate.

airplanePointerMeals

Review the estimate for the amount of money you should bring to cover meals in the Full Cost of Participation worksheet. It is not reasonable to think that you can save money by spending less than the food estimate provided by the OIE! This estimate is meant to be the BARE MINIMUM in relation to your particular destination!

Flight & Program Schedule

airplanebulletpointOshkosh - Departure

Mode of transportation: School Bus

Meeting Date & Time: 5:30am on January 5th, 2018

Departure Time: 5:45am

Departure Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)

airplanePointerFrom Oshkosh to the Airport

If the "mode of transportation" to the airport for your program is "bus", there is a bus scheduled to take participants from Oshkosh to the airport.

If there is a bus, and if you plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will take the group bus from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. You may request a pickup or end-of-program drop-off in Milwaukee by emailing reinkem@uwosh.edu. If you don't make this request in advance, the bus will not stop in Milwaukee. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.

If there is a bus, and if you do not plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will arrange for my own transportation from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. It is then your responsibility to arrange for transportation between your residence and the airport and to arrange to meet the group at the airport. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.

Park in UW Oshkosh Lot 30 with a Valid UW Oshkosh Parking Permit

If you have a valid UW Oshkosh commuter parking permit (look for the “S” on your permit) AND will be away for one month or less over summer break or interim, you may park in university parking lot 30 (located next to Gruenhagen Conference Center), for the duration of your study abroad program.  You must use one of the stalls that is furthest from the parking lot entrance.  Check the expiration date on your parking permit to be sure that it is valid for the duration of your program. 

Students with “evening parking permits” (also called a night permit) may not leave cars parked in this lot for the duration of their program.

If you don't have a valid permit, you may purchase a temporary permit from Parking Services ((920) 424-4455) in the lower level of Blackhawk.

airplanebulletpointFlight - Departure

5 JANUARY 2018
12:10 PM Depart Chicago on Ethiad Airways Flight #150

6 JANUARY 2018
11:40 AM Arrive in Abu Dhabi
2:40 PM Depart Abu Dhabi on Ethiad Airways Flight #224
7:30 PM Arrive at Indira Gadhi International Airport, Delhi

airplanebulletpointProgram Schedule

This program itinerary is tentative and subject to change.

2018 Itinerary (PDF)

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh reserves the right to make changes to itineraries, travel arrangements, hotels, excursions, activities or other arrangements made necessary by factors beyond its control. On certain dates when some attractions or activities may not be available, UW Oshkosh reserves the right to substitute alternate attractions or activities.

airplanebulletpointFlight - Return

24 JANUARY 2018
9:05 PM Depart Delhi on Ethiad Airways Flight #223
11:35 PM Arrive in Abu Dhabi

25 JANUARY 2018
3:55 AM Depart Abu Dhabi Ethiad Airways Flight #151
9:00 AM Arrive in Chicago

airplanebulletpointOshkosh - Return

Mode of transportation: school bus

Estimated date & time: No earlier than 1pm on January 25th, 2018

Return Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)

Visas & Residence Permits

Students will need a visa to travel to India. Instructions on how to apply for the visa will be provided by the Office of International Education.

Health Insurance

See our new "Insurance" page for details.

Emergency Contacts

In a life and death emergency ABROAD

U.S. Department of State Citizen Emergency Center (1-202-647-5225) will relay messages to the foreign Embassy. Embassy personnel may try to locate your student, pass on urgent messages and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back.

To reach your student directly

If your student is staying in a hotel, use the hotel contact information listed on the web page for your student's program. The Office of International Education cannot give out private residence or homestay phone numbers unless authorized in advance by the student, but we will contact your student for you in an emergency.

To reach someone at UW Oshkosh during office hours (7:45 am - 4:30 pm M-F)

Office of International Education Phone: 1 (920) 424-0775
Jenna Graff: Director, Office of International Education - graff@uwosh.edu
Kelsey McDaniels, Study Abroad Advisor - abroad@uwosh.edu
Mary Reinke: Program Manager - reinkem@uwosh.edu
Office of International Education Fax: 1 (920) 424-0185
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-1410
Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-0300

To reach someone at UW Oshkosh outside of normal office hours

University Police: 1 (920) 424-1216

To reach an on-site local contact, IN AN EMERGENCY ONLY.

Professor Charles Lindsay, faculty leader for this program, can be reached using the contact information listed under Accommodation in this guide.

VESNA ACCOMPANYING REPRESENTATIVE:
Mohd. Khizr Khursheed, Mobile: 011-91-8527-098422 Email: Khizr@vesnatours.com


VESNA EMMERGENCY CONTACTS:
Kunal Kumar, Team Leader Mobile: 011-91-8527-09768 Email: kunal@vesnatours.com
Muskaan Gairola, Director Mobile: 011-91-8527-097682 Email: muskaan@vesnatours.com
Mishkat Ahmad, CEO Mobile: 011-91-9871-215848 Email: mishkat@vesnatours.com


Orientation

To help you prepare for your travel experience away, we'll begin with an orientation through which we'll share information on topics such as course registration & enrollment, flights, itineraries, housing, meals, emergency contacts, financial planning, program withdrawal, health & personal security, and travel.

Your orientation consists of:

  • required reading materials
  • required on-line presentation
  • orientation quiz submitted to the OIE
  • optional in-person Q&A
  • in-person orientation with program leaders or department advcoates (These may be required or optional, or may not be offered for your particular program; check your program web guide and/or with your program leader for more information.)

The orientation deadline for fall interim & spring semester programs is the 1st Friday in November.

  • Participants who do not complete the orientation requirements prior to the orientation deadline will be removed from their programs. The withdrawal & refund policy will apply.
  • Share the this orientation with parents, spouses, and/or other family members who may also want to review the orientation. The orientation is open to anyone who would like to participate.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A FAMILY MEMBER COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ORIENTATION FOR YOU. 

airplanebulletpointIn Person Q & A - OPTIONAL

The date below is what you will enter in the "Orientation" section of your online application!

Following completion of the on-line orientation, participants are invited to attend an OPTIONAL, in-person Q & A session on:

  • Fall Interim & Spring Semester programs: Sat, 11/4/17, 9:00am-1:00pm, Location TBA

Family member attendance at the Q & A session is invited and encouraged. Family members who plan to attend the Q & A session should understand that this will not replace the orientation outlined above. Family members should review the full orientation prior to attending in person.

airplanebulletpointReading Materials - REQUIRED

Before beginning your on-line orientation, review the materials listed below; you will refer to these materials during the on-line orientation. Share these materials with interested family members.

airplanebulletpointOn-line Orientation - REQUIRED

Schedule approximately 90 minutes to focus on your on-line orientation.

To access the on-line orientation

  • Open the study away orientation in PowerPoint.
  • Click on the "Slide Show" tab along the top menu.
  • Click on the "Custom Slide Show" menu item.
  • Choose your program.

airplanebulletOrientation Quiz - REQUIRED

Complete your orientation requirement by submitting this orientation quiz to the Office of International Education by the orientation deadline.

 

This page was last updated on: December 21, 2017