Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

IFSA-Butler England & Wales

No description
by

Josh Carney

on 10 January 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of IFSA-Butler England & Wales



HOMESTAY

Our Homestay programme gives you a unique opportunity to experience real British life as you can stay with a family in various different parts of the UK and enjoy all the comforts of home!

IFSA will also refund $50 towards your travel!

Contact EIL (and email Josh)
Cost: £131







7th February - Excursion to Stonehenge/Salisbury

21st February - Excursion to Shepherd Neame Brewery/Canterbury

10th February - Refresher tea in the IFSA London Office for London students

TBC - Lunch for out of London students

6th-8th March - Adventure Weekend!

2nd May - Excursion to Parliament

TBC - Leaving event (you will receive more information on this soon!)



You will receive invites for all the above events through email so be sure to check your inbox and RSVP before the deadline!

IFSA-Butler England & Wales
Lynne Alvarez
Director of Student Services
lalvarez@ifsa-butler.org
Joshua Carney
Student Services Events Assistant
jcarney@ifsa-butler.org
Cambria Minott
Events Planner
cambria.ifsa@gmail.com
What we do:
We offer support and advice in case of
non-academic or emergency issues.


If you need to contact a doctor or counselor or are feeling generally homesick, stressed or overwhelmed, we are here to offer support.
We also organize events, activities and excursions for you during your time abroad.
Lunches and Dinners
Adventure Weekend
Day Excursions
Thanksgiving Meal
Richard Hull
Student Services Administrative Assistant
rhull@ifsa-butler.org

Call the health centre on your campus
Numbers are listed on Dropbox and on your university's website.

Go to NHS direct online:
http://www.nhs.uk/symptomcheckers/Pages/Symptoms.aspx

You can find where your nearest surgery/hospital/A&E/ dentist is. It may not always be the one on campus.

Year students can register with their local GP.

Fall/spring/summer students can see a GP for a small fee. This often needs to be paid in cash, which can be claimed through CISI insurance provider.

If you have a medical issue...


Visit a Pharmacy:
If you feel your condition is not an emergency, pharmacists in the UK can recommend and give you certain medications.

Emergency treatment is free to anyone in the UK. If you experience an emergency health situation, head to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.

If you need the support of our staff, call the office or if we are out of office hours – the emergency 24 hour pager.


Group Activities


The choice is yours…



What will we be doing?

The USB is your IFSA-Butler bible!
You will receive this in your individual meeting
IFSA-Butler handbook
Event invitations (these will be emailed to you also) & Dates for your Diary
Personal calendar
University specific guides
University specific academic guides
Emergency information
Financial Aid information
Travel advice
A guide to London

There is plenty of space for you to store University essays, information etc.

USB Pens

Coach travel to and from London
Free entry into an attraction
Free time for sightseeing, shopping etc

Coaches depart from our office at 21 Pembridge
Gardens, Notting Hill at 8:30am and return at
approximately 6:00pm.

Saturday Excursions

Out of London Lunches!

26th January – Essex and Sussex
2nd February – Oxford (non St. Catz) UEA, Kent and Nottingham
8th February – Cambridge
9th February – St. Catz, York, Lancaster and Leeds
16th February – Cardiff and Bristol

Join us for a spot of afternoon lunch. You will receive an invite closer to the date.

You must RSVP!

IFSA-Butler Events!

Things you need to know
You must keep all receipts for any medications/appointments that you have paid for.
Send these along with your claim form (found in your insurance envelope) to Severn Corners Insurance.
Claims must be submitted within 90 days of the event.
If you participate in any Adventure activities, you must personally check if they are covered by the plan.
If you lose your documentation or insurance card, you can re-print this information and additional claim forms on https://myplan.sevencorners.com. Your certificate number is required.

Claiming Insurance

Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Where?


London Refresher Tea!

3rd February – All London Students

Join us for some tea and food at the London Office.
Oran will email you closer to the date.

You must RSVP!


IFSA-Butler Events!

www.hostelworld.com
This is one of the best hostel sites. Hostels are rated on location, safety, cleanliness

Try to have a map of the area and hostel location
when you arrive.
Obtain the hostel’s phone number
Use the hostel’s safe if you have valuables


Booking Hostels

Only use black licensed cabs in London
Around £10.00 within most of zone 1


Cabs


Police – 999
Police in Europe – 112
Non emergency police (in London) – 0300 123 1212. For reporting theft or crime.
Enter the IFSA-Butler office number into your cellphone.
020 779 28751
Enter On-Call International emergency number into your cellphone.
866 525 1958
This is a supplementary emergency service particularly useful if you experience an emergency abroad. On Call provide translation services if you are in a European hospital and can arrange repatriation and evacuation amongst other services.

Hopefully you won’t need any of these numbers during your semester

ALL EMERGENCY CONTACTS ARE ON YOUR USB PEN




Emergencies- write these numbers down!


We are here if you need us
lalvarez@ifsa-butler.org
omcallis@ifsa-butler.org







Have a fantastic time settling in at University

(Which we’re sure you do!)

You must RSVP to our invites stating your activity preferences to guarantee your place
They will be in your inbox soon!

If you want to join our adventure weekend…

All activities, travel and meals are included in your program fee
All activities are Adventure Activities Licensing Authority approved
Come just for a chilled out weekend if you’re not the outdoors type!


Join us…

Take in the view on a mountain bike ride

Go Karting, Canoeing

29th March – Birkbeck and City
18th May – Rest of London
The London Office
Come in to say a fond farewell and get a final fill of food!


Farewell Tea

Cheap Theatre Ticket Nights

www.eurail.com
All rail fares and timetables for European countries

Inter rail tickets
Can obtain this if you are a year long student (you must have lived in the UK for longer than 6 months)
www.interrail.net

Purchasing European rail passes from the US is often over-priced, you may get a cheaper deal arranging your own travel.




Rail travel in Europe

Purchase baggage insurance
Check your visa restrictions before departure
Don’t travel alone
USB contains travel advice card

EUROSTAR
Purchase tickets in advance
www.eurostar.com
£59.00 for cheapest return to Paris

FERRIES
Cheap tickets are available
Travel from Dover or Portsmouth to France and from Hull to Amsterdam
www.poferries.com

Travel in Europe

Everyone uses them!
London’s bus network is your means to return home after midnight.
Check routes on the TFL website – they are complicated at best!
Try not to travel on them alone at night

Public Buses

The TFL website is your life-line as a resident of London!
www.tfl.gov.uk
The Oyster card you received yesterday can be used on
a top up basis until you receive for your student discounted
version.
You can apply for your student oyster card upon enrolment
either through your university or online.
A zones 1-2 student discounted oyster card is currently
£69.20 per month for unlimited travel on tubes and buses.



Travel - Local

Go to NHS direct online http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/
to find out where your nearest surgery/hospital/A&E/
dentist is. It may not always be the one on campus.
Year students can register with their local GP.
Fall/spring students can see a GP but there is a fee.
Keep ALL RECEIPTS for insurance claims.


Visit a Pharmacy: If you feel your condition is not an emergency, pharmacists in the UK can recommend and give you certain medications.
Emergency treatment is free to anyone in the UK. If you experience an emergency health situation, head to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.
If you need the support of our staff, call the office or if we are out of office hours – the emergency 24 hour pager.


If you need to see a Doctor...

Lynne Alvarez - Director of Student Services




Oran McAllister
Student Services Officer




We are the first point of contact for issues and emergencies
We organize events and activities (we’ll be emailing a lot!)
We provide advice and (try) to answer your questions!



Who we are

Gorge crossing, climbing or abseiling (repelling)

Or try something more adventurous…

We will be staying in the Royal Victoria Hotel and Llanberis Hostel, at the foot of Snowdon, one of Britain’s tallest mountains.


Accommodations

Book early for cheap fares
Purchase a 16-25 Railcard (£26.00) – 1/3 off rail fares

National Rail Mega bus National Express
Nationalrail.co.uk megabus.com nationalexpress.com

Travel in the UK

ADVENTURE WEEKEND 2010

The best weekend of the year!

HOW ADVENTUROUS ARE YOU?

Attracting almost 1 million visitors every year, Warwick castle is our finest example of a mediaeval castle. It was fortified by William the Conqueror in 1068 and is home to a spectacular array of tapestries and armour.

Stratford-upon-Avon is most famous for being William Shakespeare’s birthplace in 1564, the town itself has so much to offer with beautiful buildings, theatre and street markets

Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle









Excursion 2 – 26th February

Windsor is home to the world’s largest castle and is the resting place of many Royals. It is also the oldest inhabited castle dating back as far as William the Conqueror. Windsor is also home to Eton College.

Hampton Court Palace is a stunning 16th century wonder built on the river Thames by Cardinal Wolsey but commandeered by Henry VIII. The building itself is stunning with a garden any horticulturalist would be proud of.

12th February















You must RSVP to attend!
Entrance to Hampton Court Palace is included

Hampton Court Palace and Windsor

Very cheap tickets available to Europe
Earlier you book – cheaper the ticket
www.easyjet.com
www.aerlingus.com
www.bmibaby.com
www.skyscanner.net

Be sure to check how far your arrival airport is from the City!

Legitimate travel websites;
www.lastminute.com
www.expedia.com
www.trailfinders.com
www.statravel.com

(STA will usually price match if you find a cheaper deal elsewhere)


Cheap flights!

SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY!

And of course…

Welcome to London and the beginning of your study abroad experience!
The
IFSA-Butler
England & Wales

Student Services
Team


Contact IFSA's insurance provider

Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)

Toll-free in the U.S.: (800) 472-0906
Outside the U.S. (Call Collect): (817) 826-7143
Email: teamassist@culturalinsurance.com
Available 24/7

Coverage is applicable anywhere outside the US.

Consult directory before visiting medical provider.

You will need to pay upfront and then file a claim form for reimbursement within 90 days of your return home.

http://www.culturalinsurance.com/ifsa/cisi_claimform.pdf

· Eligible medical expenses covered at 100 percent to $500,000 with no deductible
· Emergency medical evacuation to $250,000
· Emergency reunion of family members
· Mental Health Coverage up to $10,000 for outpatient (includes pre-existing conditions)
· Medical and travel assistance services
Partial coverage of pre-existing conditions and alcohol and drug abuse are also part of the plan benefits. There are exclusions to coverage, which are outlined athttp://www.culturalinsurance.com/ifsa/


To access MyCISI, go to http://www.culturalinsurance.com/ifsa/
1) Click on the link and go to “My CISI”
2) Select “create an account”
3) Enter your Name and Birthday to create an account
Once you create an account, you can review information about the plan, obtain a claim form, print or re-print an insurance ID card, check claim status, and search for in network providers all over the world.

What about emergency services?
Emergency services are provided for IFSA-Butler students via CISI, which operates twenty-four hours per day, three hundred and sixty-five days per year, providing assistance services, including:
· Worldwide hospital and physician referral
· Emergency prescription replacement/shipment
· 24 hour emergency travel arrangements
· Emergency translation service
· Lost document and credit card assistance
· Worldwide legal assistance


@StudyAbroad_GB



Free coach travel to and from London
Free entry into an attraction
Free time for sightseeing, shopping etc

The bus will depart from our office at 21 Pembridge
Gardens, Notting Hill at 8:30am and return at
approximately 6:00pm.

Saturday Excursions




www.hostelworld.com
This is one of the best hostel sites. Hostels are rated on location, safety, cleanliness

Try to have a map of the area and hostel location
when you arrive.
Obtain the hostel’s phone number
Use the hostel’s safe if you have valuables


Booking Hostels



Only use black licensed cabs in London
Around £10-15.00 within most of zone 1
Cabs





Everyone uses them!
London’s bus network is your means to return home after midnight.
Check routes on the TFL website – they are complicated at best!
Try not to travel on them alone at night

Public Buses







Police:
999

Police in Europe:
112

Non emergency police (in London) for reporting theft or crime:
0300 123 1212

Enter the IFSA-Butler office number into your cellphone:
020 779 28751

IFSA on-call emergency number:
07659120619

CISI:
001.817.826.7143

Hopefully you won’t need any of these numbers during your semester

ALL EMERGENCY CONTACTS ARE ON DROPBOX


Emergencies-
write these numbers down!





www.eurail.com
All rail fares and timetables for European countries

Inter rail tickets
Can obtain this if you are a year long student (you must have lived in the UK for longer than 6 months)
www.interrail.net

Purchasing European rail passes from the US is often over-priced, you may get a cheaper deal arranging your own travel.




Rail travel in Europe





Purchase baggage insurance
Check your visa restrictions before departure
Don’t travel alone
USB contains travel advice card

EUROSTAR
Purchase tickets in advance
www.eurostar.com
£59.00 for cheapest return to Paris

FERRIES
Cheap tickets are available
Travel from Dover or Portsmouth to France and from Hull to Amsterdam
www.poferries.com

Travel in Europe





Book early for cheap fares
Purchase a 16-25 Railcard (£30.00) – 1/3 off rail tickets

National Rail Mega bus National Express
Nationalrail.co.uk megabus.com nationalexpress.com

Travel in the UK




The TFL website is your life-line as a resident of London!
www.tfl.gov.uk

An Oyster can be used on a top up basis on the tube and buses in London. If your course dates extend longer than 14 weeks, you are eligible to apply for a Student Oyster Photocard. You can apply for your student oyster card upon enrollment either through your university or online.

A zones 1-2 student discounted oyster card is currently £84.10 per month for unlimited travel on tubes and buses.
Travel - Local





Very cheap tickets available to Europe
Earlier you book – cheaper the ticket
www.easyjet.com
www.aerlingus.com
www.bmibaby.com
www.skyscanner.net

Be sure to check how far your arrival airport is from the City!

Legitimate travel websites;
www.lastminute.com
www.expedia.com
www.trailfinders.com
www.statravel.com

(STA will usually price match if you find a cheaper deal elsewhere)


Cheap Flights!


Have a wonderful time abroad! Please keep in touch if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

London@IFSA-Butler.org
www.England.IFSA-Butler.org
020 7792 8751

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Dates for Your Diary
Themed Parties



Great Britain is the collective name for England, Scotland and Wales

Great Britain



Ireland is split into Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (often just called Ireland). While Northern Ireland is part of the UK, the Republic of Ireland is a completely separate, independent country with its own laws and currency (Euros, rather than GB pounds).

Ireland



Includes Great Britain, in addition to Northern Ireland and a number of smaller islands (such as the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Man).

United Kingdom

Geography




Bank of America customers can withdraw from HSBC with NO FEES!



Banking

Never take an unlicensed mini-cab!

Addison Lee (licensed)
020 7387 8888
Saturday 2nd May
Houses of Parliament
Shepherd Neame Brewery/Canterbury
Saturday 21st February
Stonehenge/Salisbury
Saturday 7th February



Tues 10th Feb

Theme: Valentine's Day
Games
Prizes
Lots of treats!

Refresher Tea




Saturday 2nd May (TBC!)

Theme: Best of British
Lawn games
Prizes
Lots and lots of treats!

Leaving Tea

Theatre Nights



Opening a Bank Account
Many banks require students to be studying in the UK for at least 6 months.

Campus Banks
When you are on campus, please check if the bank closest to campus will allow you to open an account. Often they will require a letter from your university confirming your student status.

TransferWise
Once your account is open, we recommend using Transfer Wise to transfer funds (no hidden fees and often more efficient than bank to bank transfers).

Fees
Withdrawing cash from ATM's ("cashpoints") will incur a fee, unless you have Bank of America and use a Barclay's ATM in the UK.

Banking




Opening a Bank Account
Many banks require students to be studying in the UK for at least 6 months.

Campus Banks
When you are on campus, please check if the bank closest to campus will allow you to open an account. Often they will require a letter from your university confirming your student status.

TransferWise
Once your account is open, we recommend using Transfer Wise to transfer funds (no hidden fees and often more efficient than bank to bank transfers).

Fees
Withdrawing cash from ATM's ("cashpoints") will incur a fee, unless you have Bank of America and use a Barclay's ATM in the UK.

Phones


Dropbox

Everything you will need for your semester abroad!

Includes:
Event dates
Guide to London
Guide to your specific university and city
Academic info
Emergency contact info
IFSA Butler handbook

Please save this to your computer!
Full transcript