Summer Abroad Bhutan - Travel

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Bhutan—GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Travel Arrangements

Study Abroad will arrange flights for students from Bangkok, Thailand airport (BKK) to Bhutan. The cost of this flight is included in the program fee. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Bangkok (BKK) airport. Instructions for making flight arrangements will be sent to students via email after the program reaches minimum enrollment or within a week after the enrollment deadline. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be available to enrolled students in their Program Specific Guide (PSG). The PSG will available by May through enrolled students’ Summer Abroad Account and sent via email to the program listserv.

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A visa is required for this program.  Students will apply as a group with the assistance of the instructor and host university.

A passport is required for this program.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

A passport is required for this program.

Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa and other entry requirements by contacting the consulate of their travel destination(s) (see links below). Participants are responsible for obtaining their own visa. Summer Abroad will supply a verification of enrollment or other necessary documents for non-U.S. citizens upon request.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad, should ensure the US visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the US visa expires or is about to expire (even if the I-20 is current), students may be required to apply for the visa to their study abroad country in their home country.

Non-US citizens unable to gain access to the study abroad country will be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research entry to their destination country well in advance, and before enrolling in the program if possible.

Embassies and Consulates

The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Bhutan and there is no U.S. diplomatic presence there. Consular issues relating to Bhutan, including assistance to U.S. citizens, are handled by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi., and Bhutan's Mission to the United Nations in New York.

U.S. Embassy in New Delhi

The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations in New York