Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the program take place?
Cartagena, Colombia. Located in the northern part of the country, on the carribean sea. Cartagena has developed its urban area, preserving the historic center and becoming one of the most important ports of Colombia, and a popular destination for tourists.
Cartagena weather is tropical (warm andd humidity)
Where are we staying?
We are staying at The Hilton Hotel Cartagena.
Avenida Almirante Brion, El Laguito, Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Are parents allowed to attend program events?
Although we appreciate your support and are happy to have your son or daughter attend our program, this is an exclusive program for students only. You are more than welcome to drop them off on Sunday, July 24th and pick them up on Sunday, July 31st here in Cartagena.
If you are interested in visiting the Juanfe Foundation after the program is over, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly help you coordinate your visit.
What amenities does Hilton Cartagena Hotel provide in the guest rooms?
For our guests’ comfort, wireless Internet, television and soundproof windows are provided in the rooms.
Is there supervision in the rooms?
Staff and faculty members will stay in the same floor as residential supervisors.
What should I bring with me to the program?
– Comfortable shoes ( Tennis shoes, sandals)
– Shorts (Bermudas)
-Consider packing formal clothing! We are planning to have two outside dinners
Does it include breakfast?
Yes, Buffet style service
How does my child get from the airport to the hotel and to other places?
A member of JCT4Education team will be waiting for each student at Cartagena Airport (Rafael Nuñez). Vans will be going back and forth from the hotel ( Hyatt Regency Cartagena) and Rafael Nuñez International Airport.
Who can I contact to know if my child is fine or for any emergency?
When students arrive to Rafael Nuñez International Airport in Cartagena we will contact parents to let them know their cild has arrived safety.
Christian Safie (+1) 561.542.6521
Ana Maria Gaviria (+1) 786.451.3868
Juan Camilo Tamayo (+1) 561.542.1058
May I bring my cellphone to the program?
This is up to you. Each students is responsible for their personal belongings.
Will I have access to wifi?
Yes, The hotel have wifi 24/7 and also inside Juanfe Foundation. During the service activities outside these two buildings we don’t guarantee.
Do I need to bring additional pocket money?
We suggest bringing pocket money: $200 USD
What happens if the program is cancelled?
If the program is cancelled due to low enrollment, participants will be notified in advance. A refund will be applied to your account.
We recommend purchasing your flight tickets with an exchange or refund option in case the student is unable to travel for any reason.
Does, the tuition include any kind of insurance?
No, JCT4Education will recommend a travel insurance for international students.
What is the Inspire Social Entrepreneurship Summer Program cancellation and refund policy?
|By May 1||No cancellation fee. Full refund.|
|May 2 to 30-days before program start date||$350 cancellation fee|
|Within 30 days of program start date||100% of tuition paid.
All tuition paid is non-refundable.
Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the program?
Yes, you must be full vaccinated and also a vaccination certificate is required to travel to Colombia.
Do I need a COVID Test to travel to Colombia?
Yes, You will need a COVID Test to travel to Colombia.
Do I need a COVID Test to travel to The United States?
Yes, You need a COVID Test .
The day before going back home (July 30th,2022) we will have someone offering the test at the hotel. It is not included in the program. The cost is $20 USD
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE & CANCEL FOR ANY REASON INSURANCE (CFAR):
As we’ve all learned these past couple of years, having Travel Insurance is EXTREMELY important. JCT4EDUCATION strongly encourages you to purchase “Cancel For Any Reason” (or CFAR) travel insurance. This type of coverage offers travelers the most cancellation flexibility and is especially important now that Covid-friendly protections are being lifted. We recommend purchasing a plan through ASSIST-CARD by following this link: https://www.assistcard-usa.com/ Please note that you have up to 14 days after the purchase of this program to buy a CFAR policy.
If you decline the coverage, know that you’re responsible for any cancellation penalties and out-of-pocket expenses incurred because of your inability to travel. By declining it, you are are also accepting the fact that you’ll be responsible for your own provisions in the event of an emergency while traveling. So while you’re certainly free to decline the Travel Guard policy, please protect yourself by purchasing a policy from someone.
CFAR policies can only be purchased within 14 days of booking a holiday. After that, standard Trip Interruption Insurance is available to you up until the time of travel.