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India Internship

Summer 2012 Internship in India [Mission Code: IN12-07INT]

Saturday, June 30, 2012 to Sunday, July 22, 2012
$2,400 per person* + International and Domestic Airfare**

About India

India is facing an accelerating threat from HIV, with more people infected with HIV than any other country in the world. The number of children in India orphaned by AIDS is approaching two million, according to UN estimates. The impacts of the AIDS crisis have not begun to emerge fully in India, and AIDS-related orphaning is not yet occurring at a large scale. Yet, India has the largest number of AIDS orphans of any country in the world. This number is expected to more than double in five years, and the proportion of orphaned children will remain exceptionally high until 2020 or 2030.

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Trip Itinerary

Interns will be split into two teams to serve at either the Elwyn Parekh Children’s Home in Anand or the Gan Sabra Home in Aizawl, Mizoram.

Sat, Jun 30 — Depart Hometown, USA.

Sun, Jul 1 — Arrive in Delhi, India in the evening.

Mon, Jul 2 — Full day of rest and preparation in Delhi.

Tue, Jul 3 — Depart for Anand & Aizawl

Tue, Jul 3 through Thu, Jul 19 — Ministryin respective sites

Thu, Jul 19 — Return to Delhi and Rest

Fri, Jul 20 — Tour the Taj Mahal in Agra

Sat, Jul 21 — Shop and Tour Delhi; Leave for airport late in the evening

Sun, Jul 22 — Arrive Home

This is a general tentative itinerary that is subject to change.

Trip Cost

$2,400.00 per person* + International Airfare**

Total trip cost includes an estimated land cost of $2,400* plus approximately $2,100 for international and domestic airfare between the USA and India. Land cost of $2,400 is all-inclusive: all meals, lodging, in-country transportation, insurance, interpreters, bottled water, sightseeing, etc.

* The estimated land cost is subject to change based on changes in the total number of trip participants, trip itinerary or length of trip.
**Orphan Outreach arranges all air travel. Costs confirmed at time of booking.

Orphan Outreach Mission Trip Baggage Policies

Please note that starting in 2013, all mission trip participants will need to cover the cost of their second checked baggage. When traveling internationally, most airlines allow passengers to carry two checked bags at 50 pounds maximum. Typically, your 1st checked bag is free and your 2nd bag costs approximately $40- $75, one way, depending on where you are traveling.

To save the cost of having to pay for the 2nd bag on the return flight home you can stuff a bag inside your other bag, or in some cases leave behind in your country of service. Otherwise, you will have to pay for your 2nd bag. Utilizing your 1st checked bag for personal use and your 2nd bag for humanitarian aid and supplies will ensure an empty bag that can be left behind or stowed inside your 1st bag for the return flight.

You can purchase an expandable, rollable duffle bag at Walmart for $15.

For more information, view baggage policies on the airline’s website:
• American Airlines http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/baggageAllowance.jsp
• Continental Airlines https://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/default.aspx
• Delta Airlines http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/index.jsp
• Lufthansa Airlines http://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/Baggage-overview
• British Airways http://www.britishairways.com/travel/baggag/public/en_us

If you have any questions regarding Orphan Outreach baggage policies, please email missions@orphanoutreach.org.



Jan 15, 2012 — Trip Applications Due (Apply Online)

Dec - Jan 2012 — Team Interviews Completed (Team Finalized)

Jan 25, 2012 — Intern Team Announced

Feb 1, 2012 — $250 Non-Refundable Deposit Due

Mar 30, 2012 — Airfare Due

Jun 1, 2012 — Balance Due