Travel Information

Participants should wait to purchase flights until notified by program in late November.


Program Fee: $3,225 (land package; does not include airfare)

MIIS Students: Payment made through Student Financial Services Nelnet platform.

Alumni: Payment due through alternative payment platform. Information will be sent after registration is complete.

Estimated Airfare: $1,100

Miscellaneous Costs, Meals and Airport Transportation: $590

Total Estimated Cost: $4,915-$1,000 EL Award=$ 3,915

**Each participant is responsible for the following charges:

  • Expenses of a purely personal nature
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Gratuities to the bellboys and waiters, and your guide and driver
  • 1-2 meals a day
  • Room service charges
  • International medical insurance and medical evacuation insurance required (HTH plan through Middlebury College available for around $100/month)
  • Travel insurance including CFAR and IFAR Insurance (We advise participants to have travel insurance, but it is not required)
  • Extra beverages or snacks
  • Additional costs related to lodging and care in country after the program ends if you experience illness.

Safety, Health, and Security

As with all other Institute-related international travel, you must complete the Travel Registration Form and other appropriate documents for your internship.

Travel Registration and Insurance Requirements

1. If you are traveling to a country with a State Department Travel warning of 2, 3, or 4—you are required to complete the Global Operations International Activity Form. Exception: In countries with a rating of “2” and where we have a Middlebury School Abroad, this form is not required.

2. Complete the Travel Registration form, following the instructions on the site (approximate time to complete: 10 minutes). Please make sure that the “received” box next to the “Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks and Release Agreement” is checked when done, as this shows completion.

a. Please use only Chrome or Firefox as your web browser when registering your travel.

b. Email your verification that you have complete the Travel Registration form to

c. This travel form includes a liability waiver and automatically adds you to the Global Rescue Security evacuation plan for Middlebury. You will also receive an invitation to login to the free GRID application. This application sends you security notifications for your area and allows you to check-in.

d. All MIIS students are provided security evacuation and medical consultation services through Global Rescue. In case of emergency, you can contact Global Rescue directly at 1-617-459-4200 (

3. Medical Evacuation Plan and Coverage Abroad (Only necessary if your existing health insurance does not provide this coverage.)

a. Your medical insurance policy must cover you abroad and include at least 500,000 USD in medical emergency evacuation coverage and 50,000 USD in repatriation. GeoBlue, iNext, World Nomads, and AON, are just a few international medical insurances and medical evacuation plans. You may consider enrolling in a program designed for Middlebury/MIIS students through GeoBlue. The cost for this plan (2019-20) is approximately $100/month. To enroll, visit this page. The Middlebury group code is EWG-9608.

b. Enrolled Middlebury Institute students now have access to a telehealth option called TimelyCare. TimelyCare provides 24/7 access to urgent and non-urgent medical and mental health care (some restrictions do apply). Students studying outside of the United States and who have a U.S. phone or U.S.-based VPN, may utilize the TalkNow* service of TimelyCare, but the other services are

not available due to licensing restrictions.

Other Requirements/Information

4. It is highly recommended that you register with the State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) or your home country’s equivalent (if available).

5. Assault and Sexual Violence: In addition to services in the US, Middlebury provides resources and support for those who have faced assault, harassment, or other forms of sexual violence. Please see rights and options information and contact your program director or advisor.

6. Health Information Guide: Please see this document for recommendations on health considerations for your travel abroad. All students should follow local and CDC guidelines for the region where they will be traveling.

If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact Carolyn Meyer, Immersive Professional Learning Director at or 831-647-6417/831-521-8566.

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