University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of International Education (OIE) WEB GUIDE
Nursing Community Health Clinical in India
Location: Chennai - India
Dates: ~December 27, 2015 - January 18, 2016 (Exact dates TBD)
Course: Nursing 418
Accommodation: university housing; hotels
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: Patti VanderLoop, N/E 420, 424-1171
Complete clinical rotations in Chennai India!
Compare nursing & healthcare in India while on a journey with other UW Oshkosh students and faculty in Chennai, New Delhi, and Dehradun, where you will examine nursing, health and health care in a diverse culture! Visit medical facilities, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Jamia Hamdard Universityand the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust School of Nursing. Meet with health care officials and attend academic sessions on Unani Medicine (alternative medicine).
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.
Nursing 418 - Clinical: Family and Community Nursing (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of nursing major through Junior II level. Concurrent with or completion of Nursing 416.
International Studies 333 1 unit (cr.)
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.
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: $5,280 for December 2014/January 2015, December 2015/January 2016 Cost 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.
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.
Housing facilities at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. 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.
Student Mess (commons) and Dining Facilities
The student mess serves both non vegetarian and vegetarian foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, restaurants are available within the campus.
Ashok Country Resort (or similar)
30, Rajokri Road, Kapashera,
New Delhi - 110037
Tel: +91 11 2506 4590
Jan 6-7, 2014
Jan 14-16, 2014
Incentive Destinations Pvt. Ltd
Tel: + 91 124 454 0910
Mr. Arijit Ghosh
Contact Number: +919582144236
Himalayas: Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust School of Nursing
Address: Swami Rama Nagar, P.O. Doiwala, Dehra Dun 248140 Uttarakhand, India; Tel: 011-91-135-2471321; Fax: 011-91-135-2471122; email@example.com. (Contact at the accommodations: Dr. Kathleen McKeehan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Manager Dabu at tel: 011-91-94-1205-5413.
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.
Those who do not make a request will be assigned a roommate.
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!
Undergraduate students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0, be in good standing, and meet course prerequisites. 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. Undergraduates who do not meet minimum GPA and course requirements should contact the program leader prior to applying to determine course eligibility.
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.
- Saturday March 5th, 2016 at 1pm - location TBA by program leader
Before You Apply
- Write the deadline for completing the On-line Study Abroad Orientation in your calendar. Failure to complete orientation will affect your ability to participate.
- 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.
- Understand how seats are assigned on study abroad programs.
- Write all pre-/post-travel class dates in your calendar. Missing a session may make you ineligible for program participation.
Seats are assigned based on College of Nursing eligibility criteria for Nursing 418 provided applicants meet the application deadlines.
STEPS I & II: Friday April 10, 2015 by NOON.
STEP III: Within two weeks of receiving the "Full Cost of Participation Worksheet"
STEP IV (post-application deadline): October 24 by 12:00 pm
Application 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.
|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.
|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
Highlight course prerequisites (if applicable) and final GPA.
To print your transcripts, EITHER copy and paste your transcript from TitanWeb into Word and print OR follow these instructions:
1) Open your transcript in TitanWeb using Internet Explorer.
2) Highlight all of the information in your transcript.
3) Go to "print preview"
4) Click on "as selected on screen"
5) Change the orientation to "landscape"
|Credit Overload Form
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you will exceed the maximum credit limit for the semester.
|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 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.
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:
none for STEP II
|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:
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 below, 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. (Angola, Bolivia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan, or Venezuela)|
|8 Pages of Visa
Application Documents for India
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR YOUR VISA UNTIL YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE OIE TO APPLY!
The Indian government can (and does!) change the visa application requirements frequently and without notice. All visa applicants must apply within a two week period to minimize the chance for changes mid-process. BLS is processing visa applications by arrival date in India (and not by submission date), which means that your applications will likely not be acted on soon. However, earlier submission is a better practice than late submission!
This application cannot be completed until you have your passport.
A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country into a passport that makes it possible for the bearer to visit that foreign country. U.S. Citizens require a visa to travel to India.
On-line VISA application form
| Visa Order Form
This example includes important information that you need to complete the Order Form.
Once you have completed your Order Form, you will be taken to a page that looks like this:
From this page, you must click on 1) and 2) to:
||1) PRINT the Order Form (see example of a printed Order Form)
2) PRINT the Shipping Label (see example of a printed Order Form)
| Employee Details Form
This example includes advice on completing the questions.
| Requisite Documents for Employment Visa Form
Print this form, write your full name (FIRST MIDDLE LAST), add your passport number, and write in the date. SIGN the form on page two. DO NOT write anything into the blank that says "submission officer". An example form has been completed for your information.
| Postal Application Form
Print this form, write your full name (FIRST MIDDLE LAST), write the date, include your cell phone number (including area code) and write in your UW Oshkosh email address. In BLOCK letters, write in the address to which you would like the Indian Consulate to mail your passport/visa (this should be an address at which you regularly collect mail). SIGN the form. DO NOT submit a money order or pre-paid envelope (the OIE will supply both). A example form has been completed for your information.
Using financial aid to cover some or all of your costs? See our detailed financial aid information.
Fall Interim Programs
- First Payment of $1,000 (or full fee if the total due to UW Oshkosh is less than $1,000) is due the last Friday of October.
- Final Payment, including all related tuition fees, is due the first Friday of December.
First 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.
Second 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.
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.
Payment 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).
Payment by Credit Card or E-check
Payment by MasterCard or American Express carries a 2.5% convenience fee and can be made through TitanWeb http://www.uwosh.edu/tw/. E-checks carry a fee of $0.50 per transaction.
Payment 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.
Oshkosh - Departure
Mode of transportation: school bus
Meeting Date & Time: 1:00 PM on December 27, 2014
Departure Time: 1:15 PM
Departure Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)
From 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 email@example.com. 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.
Flight - Departure
Past program itinerary for reference only - future itineraries will vary!
Arrive Chennai. Confirmed arrival at 2:15 AM on Emirates. Transfer airport to SRU.
Welcome orientation to campus and community health by SRU.
1/2 Day Clinical.
Evening at Texas Fiesta.
Cultural Park and Beach
Clinical - 1/2 day
International Conference SRU
Air to Delhi.
Transfer airport to accommodation.
Ghandi Museum and shopping.
Accommodation (Vivanta by Taj Ambassador)
Bus to Rishikesh
Accommodation at HIHT Ashram
Healthy Living Workshop
Healthy Living Workshop
Bus to Delhi
Taj Mahal full day GUIDED tour. Include visit to Mother Theresa’s Charity House.
10A to 2P transportation and guide to good shopping area with low prices
Very early morning transfer hotel to airport.
Flight home, confirmed departure at 4:10AM on Emirates.
Bus to UW Oshkosh.
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.
Flight - Return
Oshkosh - Return
Mode of transportation: school bus
Estimated date & time: TBD
Return Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)
See our new "Insurance" page for details.
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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F)
Office of International Education Phone: 1 (920) 424-0775
Jenna Graff: Director, Office of International Education - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey McDaniels, Study Abroad Advisor - email@example.com
Emily Hoffmann: Hessen & NSE Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Reinke: Program Manager - email@example.com
Sarah Christensen : International Student Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Program Leaders from UW Oshkosh will accompany the clinicals group. Leaders can be reached at the hotels in Accommodation abov or the following number: 011-91- 917-6154743
Chennai:Contact: 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;email@example.com
Contact information and link for the Delhi hotel
12 First Floor, MGF Mega City Mall, M.G. Road,
Gurgaon – 122002 (India)
Phone: 011-91-124-4540910 Fax: 011-91-11-29213222
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.incentive-destinations.com
File Ref: Nursing Community Health Clinicals in India Tour ID: DIR/G/NK/12/0076
Please note all telephone numbers include Country Code-Area Code-Telephone Numbers
-While dialing from out of India, dial the entire number
-While dialing from within India but to outstation, dial -0- then Area Code and Number
-While dialing from within the city, just dial the number
-While dialing mobile from within India but to outstation, dial -0- before the Mobile Number
-While dialing mobile within the city, just dial the number
Emergency Contact - 24 hours
Arijit Ghosh - (Tour Manager): +91 9582144236
Monika Sarkhel - (Head of Department): +91 9811268295
Anup Nair - (Managing Director): +91 9811141569
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.)
- 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.
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.
- Orientation Notes
These notes supplement the on-line orientation. Print these and review as you watch the orientation.
- Time Zone: India
- Highlighted version of the CDC for India (last updated 3/19/14)
- CISI Health Insurance Policy
- CISI Security Evacuation Policy
- U.S. State Department Country-specific Information
- Up-to-date Country-specific Information for India, including links to other Department of State-generated advisories.
- Highlighted Country-specific information for India (last updated 10/29/13)
- U.S. State Department Special Warning About Drug Offenses Abroad
- U.S. State Department Worldwide Caution
- Transportation Security Administration Prohibited & Permitted Items
- Transportation Security Administration 311 Rules
- Carry-on, Checked and Excess Baggage Restrictions: For your flight from Chennai to Delhi: Jet Airways allows only ONE checked bag with maximum weight of 15 KG and maximum size of 158 linear CM. Please see this link for additional information and charges that will be due at time of airport check-in should you exceed these allowances: http://www.jetairways.com/EN/US/Baggage/freebaggageallowances.aspx
The other flights will be operated by Emirates Airlines
- Packing List
- Emergency Communication Form
- Withdrawal & Refund Policy; Uniform Statements of Responsibility
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.
Orientation Quiz - REQUIRED
Complete your orientation requirement by submitting this orientation quiz to the Office of International Education by the orientation deadline.
In Person Q & A - OPTIONAL (Formerly called "Family Orientation")
Following completion of the on-line orientation, participants are invited to attend an OPTIONAL, in-personQ & A session on:
- Fall Interim & Spring Semester programs: Sat, 11/7/15, 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.
This page was last updated on: April 13, 2015