TRAVEL (TO AND DURING THE PROGRAM)
Due to ongoing uncertainties regarding the travel regulations related to COVID-19, IFR will assess the local conditions closer to the travel date (5-6 weeks prior to the program beginning) and will make Go/No Go decisions then. We urge you to participate in the mandatory orientation meeting when we will discuss the latest travel information and regulations. We also suggest you consider postponing the purchase of your airline ticket until after the program orientation.
Students are responsible for arranging travel to Connecticut College (270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320) on Monday, June 27th 2022. There is ample parking on campus, so you are free to bring a vehicle. The nearest airport is T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island (PVD), located approximately 45 miles away. From the airport, we recommend taking a taxi, uber, etc. to the Amtrak Train Station in Providence, Rhode Island. The train connects directly to New London Station. Connecticut College is a 5-minute car ride away.
Students are required to pick up their room assignments, keys, and introductory materials/instructions on Monday June 27, 2022 between 3-5pm on Connecticut College campus. The field school director will provide students with specific instructions on where to meet by early May. If this meeting time does not work, please arrange with the project director an alternative time to check in on June 27th.
COVID Restrictions: Read more on international travel to the US here: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html). International travelers to the US are currently required to show proof of a negative COVID test 3-days before flights. Testing costs are not covered by the field school and are the sole responsibility of the student. If restrictions change and multi-day quarantines become required for travel, students will be responsible for setting up their quarantine arrangements in a local hotel. Quarantine costs are not covered by the field school and are the sole responsibility of the student. If a student is held at the border for health reasons, they should contact the field school director using the local emergency cell number provided to them.
Students and staff will travel from Connecticut College to the field site each day in the project van. The ride takes less than 15 minutes. Other trips (e.g., field trips) will take slightly longer than this. The van is nearly always full, so all riders must be masked at all times. We will ventilate the van as much as possible. Interior surfaces of the van will be disinfected daily.
No visa requirement for US citizens.
Citizens of other countries are asked to check the embassy website page at their home country for specific visa requirements.