Please hold purchasing your airline ticket until six (6) weeks prior to departure date. Natural disasters, political changes, weather conditions and a range of other factors may require the cancellation of a field school. The IFR typically takes a close look at local conditions 6-7 weeks prior to program beginning and make Go/No Go decisions by then. Such time frame still allows the purchase deeply discounted airline tickets while protecting students from potential loss if airline ticket costs if we decide to cancel a program.
Please arrive to the Kullu-Manali airport (KUU) on July 20th, 2020. Program staff will meet arriving students at the airport, Students will then be driven to the housing facilities located at Jong Village, Katrain, approximately a 45- minute drive. Please wait at the airport until a project member comes for you.
If you missed your connection or your flight is delayed, call, text or email the project director immediately. A local emergency cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
Non-Indian citizens attending this program are required to enter India on a student visa.
Indian Student Visa may be obtained in the United States through Cox & Kings Global Services (in.ckgs.us), the Government of India official visa contractor. The site is challenging and data is updated as you go through the application process. Please be patient and follow the steps in the order presented on the page, from top to bottom.
U.S. citizens of Pakistani or Bangladeshi descent are subject to administrative processing and should expect additional delays when applying for Indian visas.
On reaching the field school site, the student has to register with the local police. The program director will facilitate this office visit. Please make sure that when you apply for the visa, you specifically apply for a visa less than 180 days. If you get a visa for more than 180 days, you will have to register with the Foreign Registration Office (FRRO).
Citizens of other countries are asked to check the Indian embassy website at their home country for any additional visa requirements.