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  • Virginia Military Institute - Program Administration
    reservations Inform your participants of the flights that you want them to take and have them make their own reservations The representative from Martin Travel will contact the Comptroller s Office about payment NOTE The process that VMI Summer Session uses is for summer study abroad program directors to prepare all funding documents receivers travel authorizations and travel claims and give them to the Director of International Programs He will review them and pass them to the Summer Session Director for signature The receiver will then go to the Comptroller s Office Tuition or fee to host institution If your host institution requires this prepare a separate receiver for payment Lodging abroad Make lodging arrangements for the participants and for yourself The host institution may take care of this or can help you make arrangements if they do not provide housing Ground transportation abroad Make arrangements for all transportation needs in country For example bus van transportation from the airport to the host institution All transportation companies must be registered with the local government and insured At no time should students be used as drivers for transporting other students Medical insurance OIP will purchase insurance for all participants and directors You will receive the documentation for medical coverage prior to your departure Insurance coverage includes emergency evacuation for both political emergencies and natural disasters The insurance offers in network care in most countries abroad Travel authorization Familiarize yourself with the VMI Travel Regulations Complete a travel authorization form Use it to itemize the expected costs for your travel and for the cadets You will want to request an advance payment on this form If you would like a Group Travel Card for expenses incurred while travelling with cadets let the Director of OIP know so that it can be requested for you Brief your participants Meet with your participants as a group several times prior to departure in order to keep them informed Make sure that they register on Post View for the coursed in your program Make recommendations to them about what to bring on the trip and what not to bring Make absolutely sure that they know when and where to meet you at the departure airport and that they must have their passport and airline ticket with them Maintain a budget You will want to develop a very simple budget to keep up with the status of your funds Your sole source of funds is the fee paid in by your students Your expenses will vary from program to program but basic categories include airfare ground transportation fees to language institute or university lodging and board medical insurance and excursions Be sure to keep an accurate record of expenditures and save all receipts so that you can recoup your expenditures on the travel claim when you return to VMI Communications During your time abroad we must have good communications capability In most cases it will be necessary for you to rent an international cell phone charged to

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Summer Program Contingency Plan
    VMI The Program Director s common sense experience and good judgment will result in the best possible outcome for any situation Circumstances in which you should contact the Director of International Programs include injuries hospitalizations complaints of discrimination or harassment student misconduct natural disasters and arrests Preparation Prior to departing the US there are several steps that you can take to make your response to a contingency easier Create a file with copies of all participants important documents passport medical insurance card OIP forms and any other documents you might need Make a contact list with names and phone numbers of important contact abroad and at VMI Complete and return to OIP the Emergency Information Worksheet so that we know how to contact you Review the information on the following State Department web pages http travel state gov content studentsabroad en travel docs html http travel state gov content studentsabroad en emergencies html Review VMI OIP provided Country Crime and Safety reports and incorporate into your risk management planning and briefings Register yourself and your participants with the Embassy https travelregistration state gov ibrs Use this checklist when reviewing your contingency plan with your students Once you arrive in country it is also important to practice your contingency plan Share faculty cell phone numbers with students Make sure students know what to do where to go and whom to contact if the faculty member is incapacitated or unavailable during any part of the trip Convey local emergency numbers with students Advise students of potential risks and any other safety and security issues e g high crime areas to avoid Obtain student cell phone numbers Create a communications tree for students Implement the buddy system Advise students to never leave their residence without ID and money Designate a secondary meeting place

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Helpful Forms for Program Directors
    Sciences ROTC Enrichment Institute Honors Program International Programs Service Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Academic Programs International Programs Home Study Abroad Online Application Study Abroad International Cadets Financial Assistance Passports and Visas Faculty Led Programs Program Planning Program Administration Contingency Plan Planning Forms Independent International Travel Parents International Programs Staff Patricia Hardin Assistant Director P 540 464 7421 F 540 464 7768 E International Programs Virginia Military Institute Old Hospital Lexington VA 24450 Home Academics Programs International Programs Helpful Forms for Program Directors Planning Forms Below are forms that we have developed to help in the planning process as well as forms that we have students complete which will help with the administration of your program Study Abroad Program Director s Guide Summer Study Abroad Planning Template Emergency Information Worksheet

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Pre-Departure Info
    for study abroad VMI does not authorize study abroad or visits to countries that are under a State Department warning The current warning list at www travel state gov Financial Concerns The average cost of a semester abroad is 12 000 and varies significantly by location There are a number of ways to help offset these costs Military Exchanges VMI has direct exchanges with St Cyr the French Military Academy the Bundeswehr University in Hamburg Germany L Ecole Polytechnique the Military Academy of Lithuania Zrinyi Miklos National Defense University in Hungary and Salford University in the United Kingdom When cadets participate in one of these programs they pay approximately what they would pay to attend VMI plus airfare Scholarships VMI has a number of scholarships available Check our scholarship web page for detailed information Additionally all cadets studying through third party providers are strongly encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the provider A large percentage of applicants receive awards Spending money Before your son or daughter leaves the United States discuss with them how they are going to access money In most cases an ATM or credit card is the most efficient way to get funds in the local currency at the best rate It is important that cadets ask their banks in advance what fees there are for overseas transactions and if those can be waived while abroad Also notify the bank before going overseas to prevent ATM or credit card accounts from being frozen Health Health Insurance All cadets studying abroad must certify that their health insurance will cover them while abroad or purchase a student policy that will provide coverage Our office has information about several providers of study abroad health insurance The Center for Disease Control website has country specific health information Communication Discuss in

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  • Virginia Military Institute - While Abroad Info
    Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Academic Programs International Programs Home Study Abroad Online Application Study Abroad International Cadets Financial Assistance Passports and Visas Faculty Led Programs Independent International Travel Parents Pre Departure Info While Abroad Info International Programs Staff Patricia Hardin Assistant Director P 540 464 7421 F 540 464 7768 E International Programs Virginia Military Institute Old Hospital Lexington VA 24450 Home Academics Programs International Programs While Abroad Info While Abroad Information for Parents While abroad cadets are encouraged to register with the U S Embassy This can even be done online before they depart It is also important to check VMI email regularly so that they receive timely information about important matters including pre registration for the following semester Cadets should notify their resident director and the Office of International Programs of any concerns academic health etc that come up while abroad Culture shock is a normal part of study abroad The key to helping

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  • Virginia Military Institute - VMI Shepherd Poverty Program
    Contact Colonel James Turner PHD 65 Professor and Chair of Biology Science 203A Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 24450 P 540 464 7436 F 540 464 7047 turnerje vmi edu Home Academics Programs VMI Shepherd Poverty Program VMI Shepherd Poverty Program The Shepherd Poverty Program at VMI offers cadets the opportunity to learn about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States through academic and practical experiences Each fall VMI offers the Poverty and Human Capability ERH 240 course This course is focused on an exploration of the causes and possible solutions to poverty The goal of this course is not only to develop a greater understanding of poverty and the poor but also to identify solutions that are both practical and ethical Cadets interested in learning more about the Poverty and Human Capability course should contact Professor Richter richterdj vmi edu in the English Rhetoric and Humanistic Studies department Click here for a more thorough description of the Shepherd Poverty Program Curriculum Cadets who successfully complete the Poverty and Human Capability course are eligible to participate in the Shepherd Internship Program The Shepherd Internship Program is hosted through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty The consortium brings together a number of universities and agencies across the United States VMI typically sponsors 1 2 cadets each year to participate in the Shepherd Internship Program Summer interns take part in an 8 week long internship experience and are provided with opportunities to reflect upon their experience through blog posts and a final presentation of their experience Cadets interested in learning more about the Shepherd Internship Program should contact Major Hayden haydende vmi edu in Career Services Click here for additional information about the Shepherd Internship Program Benefits include Providing a structure for student leadership and volunteer service in the

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Shepherd Poverty Program Curriculum
    Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Shepherd Poverty Program Curriculum Internships Volunteer Opportunities Program Contact Colonel James Turner PHD 65 Professor and Chair of Biology Science 203A Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 24450 P 540 464 7436 F 540 464 7047 turnerje vmi edu Home Academics Programs Curriculum Shepherd Poverty Program Curriculum VMI s Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability integrates academic study and learning through service and reflection The program s focus is two fold to inform cadets regarding the issues related to poverty to determine what can be done to foster human capabilities for communities and individuals who have been left behind in domestic and international development Shepherd Poverty Program Website Coursework Poverty and Human Capability Course Number PH 303 Credit Hours 3 0 3 This course will focus on how best to understand what poverty is what causes it whose responsibility it is to do something about it and what courses of action might best be pursued to reduce poverty Poverty and Human Capability examines the causes and consequences of poverty in order to come up with workable solutions for eradicating it To this end we will explore a definitions of poverty b various measures of poverty c causes of poverty and d possible solutions and ways to choose between solutions Enrollment is restricted to cadets in the Institute Honors Program or those who receive permission from director of the Institute Honors

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Shepherd Poverty Program Internships
    Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Shepherd Poverty Program Curriculum Internships Volunteer Opportunities Program Contact Colonel James Turner PHD 65 Professor and Chair of Biology Science 203A Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 24450 P 540 464 7436 F 540 464 7047 turnerje vmi edu Home Academics Programs Internships Internships Each summer VMI sponsors cadets to participate in the Shepherd Poverty Internship Program The Shepherd Poverty Internship Program is hosted through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium of Poverty The Consortium brings together 100 interns each year from a number of nationally ranked colleges and universities each summer During the 8 week internship cadets are able to work with agencies that fit their intellectual and occupational interests to address and learn first hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty Internship areas of focus include Education healthcare legal services housing hunger social and economic needs

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