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

Junior II Medical/Surgical Clinical in India

Location: Chennai, Delhi, and Agra - Taj Mahal
Dates: December 27, 2016 - January 18, 2017
Courses: Nursing 315 or Nursing 738 (3 cr)
Accommodation: hostels
Contact: Paula McNiel, Clow Faculty Tower 130

Complete clinical rotations in Chennai India!

Complete your Medical/Surgical Clinical in India while on a journey with other UW Oshkosh students and faculty in Chennai, New Delhi, and Agra, where you will examine nursing, health and health care in a diverse culture! Visit medical facilities, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and Global Hospital India.

GAIN PERSPECTIVES on international nursing and discover
how it differs from national and regional activities;

DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING of international health care organizations
and agreements and compare to the United States;

UNDERSTAND THE NEED to analyze economic and non-economic factors
that may influence health and nursing in foreign countries;

GAIN KNOWLEDGE of alternative ways of structuring nursing organizations,
control procedures and performance evaluations;

ACHIEVE GREATER GLOBAL AWARENESS, especially in relation to
developing economic markets; and

GROW PERSONALLY from new awareness of the increasingly complex global environment and from meeting the challenges of living and traveling in other countries.

Academic Coursework

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Choose One

Nursing 315 - Junior II Medical/Surgical Clinical (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Nursing 312

Nursing 738 - Advanced Educator Practicum (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Graduate nursing Program Educator emphasis and consent of instructor.
Students at the graduate level will be enrolled in the Nursing 738 course during Spring Semester, therefore they will not be able to use fall semester financial aid towards the program.

Optional Course

International Studies 333    1 unit (cr.)
Study Tour
Prerequisites: none; syllabus

If you request enrollment in this course on the study abroad application, you will be automatically enrolled and will not be contacted about the coursework involved. Assignments for this course must be done independently. Contact the Office of International Education with questions.

Full Estimated Cost of Participation

The "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" includes your Program Fee (the amount due directly to UW Oshkosh), your airfare and other expenses related to your participation on this program.

Full Estimated Cost of Participation: $4,431.00 for January 2017, January 2018 costs TBD

As part of the application process for this program, you are required to review, sign and submit the "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" worksheet for your program. The worksheet includes all of the cost details for your program and is linked from STEP III of the "Apply" section of this guide.   

Accommodation & Meals


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.

Global Hospital (Housing Chennai)
Dr. Prof. Jothi Clara J Micheal
Director of Nursing: Nursing Directorate
Address: 439Cheran Nagar, Off OMR Sholinganallur - Medavakkam Road, Perumbakkam, Chennai 600100, India
Phone: 011-91-422-777000 ex. 1183; Email:

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Housing (Chennai)
Address: 1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600 116; Contact: College of Nursing; Tel: 011-91-2476-5528. UW Oshkosh students will stay in special, multi-bedded suites on campus with an attached bathroom, hot water and air conditioning. All rooms are provided with basic furniture like a desk, table and chair in addition to a cot.

Delhi- Hotel

Vivanta By Taj Ambassador (or similar)
Sujan Singh Park
Subramania Bharti Marg
New Delhi - 110 003
Tel: +91 11 6626 1000
Jan 15-17, 2014

Local Offices

Incentive Destinations Pvt. Ltd
Tel: + 91 124 454 0910
Contact Persons:
Mr. Arijit Ghosh
Contact Number: +919582144236



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.


At Sri Ramachandra, the student mess serves both non vegetarian and vegetarian foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, restaurants are available within the campus.

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!


This program is open to Junior I students in the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing.  Preference will be given to students who have not participated on a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing-sponsored study abroad program. Students are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA. As part of the application process, your disciplinary file will be reviewed. If you have a campus disciplinary file, this will be taken into consideration when determining your eligibility.

Pre-/Post-travel Class Dates

Inability or failure to attend class prior to or following your program abroad may affect your ability to participate, course grades and/or ability to receive and use financial aid.

Application Process

airplanePointerBefore You Apply

  1. Write the deadline for completing the On-line Study Abroad Orientation in your calendar. Failure to complete orientation will affect your ability to participate.
  2. Write all payment deadlines in your calendar.
    If you aren't the person who will be making payments, share this information with the person who will be.
  3. Understand how seats are assigned on study abroad programs.
  1. Write all pre-/post-travel class dates in your calendar. Missing a session may make you ineligible for program participation.

airplanePointerSecuring Your Place on a Study Abroad Program

Seats and space on the waiting list are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants who have not participated on a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing-sponsored study abroad program complete STEPS I & II of the application process, providedSTEP III is also completed by the STEP III application deadline. 

This means that you may be conditionally admitted following completion of steps I & II, but NOT receive a seat if you then fail to complete STEP III on time.

Applicants who have already participated on a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing-sponsored study abroad program will be assigned to the waiting list AFTER applicants who have not participated on a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing-sponsored study abroad program.  These waiting list spaces will be assigned in the order in which these applicants complete STEPs I & II of the application process. 

If you are on the waiting list, you may receive a seat if applicants who have been conditionally admitted have not completed STEP III by the deadline.  After the deadline, seats are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants have completed all three steps

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This program has an early deadline!

STEPS I & II: Friday April 15th, 2016 by NOON

STEP III (everything except the Full Cost of Participation worksheet): Friday April 22nd, 2016 by NOON

The Full Cost of Participation worksheet for 2017 is not yet available. Students will be notified via email when it is ready and it will be due two weeks after it is released.

STEP IV (post-application deadline): TBA by the Office of International Education

airplanePointerApplication STEPs & Application Checklist

Complete the three steps below in order, or work on all three steps simultaneously. Check off items as you SUBMIT them to the Office of International Education.

Step I
Complete the on-line study abroad/away application.

**Be aware that the application will time out without warning! Save often, and if you answering the longer questions we recommend typing them into a Word document and pasting them in to the online application.
Refer to the Orientation section for orientation dates.
Step II
Print the application packet and sign where appropriate.
Pay the UW Oshkosh application fee
( $200 for in-state residents and $300 for out-of-state residents) per the instructions in the application packet and turn in your receipt to the OIE. If you have mailed the application fee to the Cashier's Office, notify the OIE so that OIE staff can contact the Cashier's Office for confirmation.
Print an unofficial copy of your university transcript

course prerequisites (if applicable) and final GPA.

To print your unofficial transcripts:
1) Login to TitanWeb
2) Select "Transcript: View Unofficial" using the drop-down menu
3) Select "Unofficial Transcript" in the Report Type drop-down menu
4) Click "View Report"
5) The transcript will process as a PDF. This can take a few minutes. If you do not see your transcript, turn off your pop-up blocker.
6) Print
Special Student Form for Undergraduate Admissions
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not a student at UW Oshkosh OR if you are not a student at all.
Graduate Registration Form and Graduate Special/Non-Degree Information Form
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn graduate level credit, or if you are in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn undergraduate level credit.
Submit the Disciplinary Clearance Form
Complete ONLY IF:

1) You are a student at a university or college OTHER THAN UW Oshkosh. Submit this form to the appropriate office on your HOME campus; request that the office on your HOME campus submit the form directly to the UW Oshkosh OIE by the deadline for this step of the application process.
2) You transferred to UW Oshkosh in the last 12 months. Submit this form to the appropriate office on the campus(es) you transferred from; request that the office on your transfer campus(es) submit the form directly to the UW Oshkosh OIE by the deadline for this step of the application process.

Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:
none for STEP II
OPTIONAL: Click here to apply for the State of Wisconsin Travel Grant!
Step III
Review, sign and submit the Full Cost of Participation* worksheet.
Edit the "medical" and "medical III" sections of your on-line study abroad application to ensure that every question is complete. Each and every question must be answered, even if the answer is obviously "none" or "n/a"!
Provide proof of passport
Complete only if you will travel outside the U.S.

If you already have a passport
, edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include all requested passport details.

If you do not already have a passport, apply for one and submit a copy of your receipt to the OIE showing that you have applied.

Click here for passport forms and instructions.
Edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include your full name.

If you are traveling OUTSIDE the U.S., enter your full name EXACTLY as it appears on your passport or on your passport application.  DO NOT GUESS! 

If you are traveling WITHIN the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), enter your name EXACTLY as it appears on your driver’s license.  DO NOT GUESS! 

Your name will be printed on your airline ticket exactly as you enter it.  If the name on your airline ticket does not match the name on your identification, you will be charged a correction fee or may not be allowed through airport security.
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:

Official Passport Photo
Required regardless of whether or not you already have a passport. Submit 1 passport-size photo (2” x 2”) taken by a professional passport photographer. Write your name on the back of the photo prior to submitting.
No glasses, no white shirts, long hair must be behind the shoulders, and you must have a neutral expression (not smiling) in the photo.
Photocopy of Driver's License
Photocopy will be used for the Indian Visa application. The address on your driver's license must match the PRESENT address that you list on your visa application.
If your Driver's License or State Issued I.D. doesn't match the PRESENT address you'll list on your visa application, you must submit a major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage).

Step IV (post-application deadline)

You must turn in a signed passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in the foreign country. It must have at least TWO side-by-side blank pages (in addition to the notes pages). Your passport will be sent to the Consulate, along with your visa application, to apply for a visa.
Photocopy of your Birth Certificate (not required but strongly recommended)
If you will have traveled within 90 days of departure for India to any of the countries listed on this website, you will also need a yellow fever vaccination certificate in order to enter India. A copy of the certificate should be sent in with your visa application as a precaution against visa denial.
Indian Visa Application (instructions on how to complete this will be sent by the OIE)


Paying Your Program Fee

airplaneBulletPointFinancial Aid

Using financial aid to cover some or all of your costs? See our detailed financial aid information.

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Fall Interim Programs


airplanePointerFirst Program Fee Payment

Your emailed study abroad acceptance letter (the one that says that you have been officially accepted to participate) includes a link to a statement for your first payment. This statement will not be sent to you in any other way. No one else will receive this statement or a copy of your bill; no further reminders will be sent. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the payment deadlines; you will need to forward your statement to the person who pays your bills if you are not that person!!!

The initial Program Fee Statement is also provided here. You can use this copy or the copy included in your acceptance letter (they are identical) when paying your fees.

airplanebulletpointSecond Program Fee Payment

You will receive a link to a statement for your second payment VIA EMAIL from the Office of International Education just prior to the second payment deadline. Some programs have been advertised using a range of fees; if this is the case, you must plan to cover fees at the top end of the range until you receive your second statement. This statement will indicate whether there have been cost savings due to increased participant numbers, exchange rates, etc. and, therefore, a reduced program fee.

airplanebulletpointTuition Payment

If your program includes a required tuition payment IN ADDITION TO YOUR PROGRAM FEE, this will be clearly indicated on the Full Cost of Participation Worksheet linked within the "Apply" section of this guide.

For interim programs, follow the program fee payment deadlines ($1,000 total due by the first deadline date, the remaining tuition and program fee due by the final deadline date).

For semester & summer programs, tuition will be billed by Student Accounts just before the term at UW Oshkosh begins, just as it normally is. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the normal university tuition payment deadlines.

airplanebulletpointPayment by Cash or Check

All payments by cash or check must be accompanied by a copy of your program fee statement. Make checks payable to “The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh” and write “Study Abroad” in the memo section. Pay fees at the Cashier's Office on the second floor of Dempsey Hall or mail your check to: Cashier's Office, UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Cashier office hours: Mon – Fri 8:30-4:00 (8:30-3:00 the day after Thanksgiving).

airplanebulletpointPayment by Credit Card or E-check

Payment by MasterCard or American Express carries a 2.5% convenience fee and can be made through TitanWeb E-checks carry a fee of $0.50 per transaction.

airplanebulletpointPayment by Financial Aid, Grant, Scholarship or External Loan

Submit the "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form to Student Accounts by the first payment deadline. Students who plan to to cover some costs on their own and remaining costs using financial aid, grants or scholarships must pay costs not covered by aid/loans/scholarships, up to $1,000, by the first payment deadline.

For UW Oshkosh students, financial aid will automatically be applied toward study abroad-related fees on your student account. If you are a student elsewhere, you may need to pick up your change check from your home campus, cash the check, and send payment to UW Oshkosh.

Once your "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form has been submitted, a "positive service indicator" will appear on your record indicating that financial aid will be paying your study abroad program fees.  This should not prevent you from doing anything except printing transcripts.


Scholarships offered through UW Oshkosh and outside organizations. 


Flight & Program Schedule

airplanePointerOshkosh - Departure

Mode of transportation: school bus

Meeting Date & Time: 5:00 AM on December 27, 2016

Departure Time: 5:15 AM

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 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.

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27 DECEMBER 2016
12:05 PM Depart Chicago on ETHIAD Airways Flight #150

28 DECEMBER 2016
11:40 AM Arrive in Abu Dhabi
2:10 PM Depart Abu Dhabi on ETHIAD Airways Flight #270
8:15 PM Arrive in Chennai, India

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This program itinerary is tentative and subject to change.



Arrive Chennai. Transfer from airport to SRU.



Welcome and Orientation to SRU facilities.
Clinical begins.



Evening shopping excursion.






Excursion to Mahabalipuram and the beach.









International Conference SRU






Depart for Global Hospital, check in to Guesthouse

Global Hospital Research Conference



Excursion; Dakshina Chitra Cultural Park and St. Thome Cathederal/Kapalishvara Temple












Excursion: Bollywood Movie




Excursion; Wang's Kitchen for Lunch, Spencer's Mall to follow




Flight to Dehli:
10:25 AM Depart Chennai on Jet Airways Flight #736
1:10 PM Arrive in Dehli



Full day guided tour of the Taj Mahal.



Shopping in Janpath.
Transfer hotel to airport.


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.

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17 JANUARY 2017
8:50 PM Depart Delhi on ETHIAD Airways Flight #223
11:35 PM Arrive in Abu Dhabi

18 JANUARY 2017
3:55 AM Depart Abu Dhabi on ETHIAD Airways Flight #151
9:15 AM Arrive in Chicago

airplanePointerOshkosh - Return

Mode of transportation: school bus

Estimated date & time: No earlier than 12:30 PM on January 18th, 2017

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

Visas & Residence Permits

Students will need a Visa to enter India. Instructions on the Visa application process will be given to the student by the OIE.


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 -
Kelsey McDaniels, Study Abroad Advisor -
Mary Reinke: Program Manager -
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.

The UW Oshkosh program leader can be reached using the contact information listed under Accommodation in this guide.

Travel Company Emergency Contact - Incentive Destinations
Address: 12 First Floor, MGF Mega City Mall, M.G. Road, Gurgaon – 122002 (India)
Phone: 011-91-124-454-0910; Fax: 011-91-112-921-3222; E-mail:; Tour Company File Reference: Junior II Medical/ Surgical Clinical in India; Tour ID: DIR/G/NK/12/0095; Emergency Contact - 24 hours: Arijit Ghosh - (Tour Manager): 011-91-958-214-4236; Monika Sarkhel - (Head of Department): 011-91-981-126-8295; Anup Nair - (Managing Director): 011-91-981-114-156

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Rearch Institute
Prof. Ramachandran, SriRamachandra Medical College & Research Institute; Address: 1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600 116; Tel: 011-91-44-2476-6403 ext 8408; 011-91-44-482-8027-29, 31-33; Fax : 011-91-44-482-7008, 482-9039; Telex : 41-25050 PCO IN;


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 2nd 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.


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, 11/10/18, 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: May 2, 2018