FAQ
1. If we come by plane or train, can you arrange transport to the hotel and for trips during the project for us ?

Yes we can arrange transport for you. Since costs of transport are not included in the participation fee it will have to be paid extra. Contact us on: office (@) internationalvillage.eu to get prices of transport both for Croatia nad Slovakia.

2. How many trips will there be during the project?
There will be two trips organised during the project;
CROATIA: on Tuesday all participants go to an afternoon trip a beautiful town of Pula and on Thursday groups can choose their destination for their whole day trip. Most groups choose Venice, however there are also others to choose. Contact us on:office (at) internationalvillage.eu to find out other destinations.
SLOVAKIA: on Tuesday all participants go to Aquapark in Poprad and on Thursday groups can choose their destination. Most groups choose Cracow, however there are also others to choose. Contact us on:
office (at) internationalvillage.eu to find out other  destinations.

3. If we come to hotel by our coach, how many kilometers we will cover during the project ?
CROATIA: On Tuesday all students go to Pula which means about 50 km (25 km one way) and Thursday groups can choose different destinations. If you choose Venice it means extra 540 km (270 km one way = 3 hours drive one way) . if you choose other destination the number of km will be different.
SLOVAKIA:On Tuesday all students go to Poprad which means 120 km (60 km one way) + the destination you will choose for Thursday trip. If you choose Cracow add another 320 km (160 km one way) , if you choose other destination the number of km will be different.

4. Is it possible to register a group after the deadlines ?
Yes it is still possible, however if you register a group after the deadline we can’t guarantee some things, e.g. you will not be able to choose a date ( we’ll tell you when we have vacant places ). We strongly recommend to register your group before the deadlines.

5. What is the system of payment ?
CROATIA:
The participation fee is 270 Euro/student. After your group is accepted for the project, we’ll ask you to gather the prepayment (200 Euro/student) from all your students and transfer the whole amount to our account. The rest of the money i.e. 70 Euro/student you will be required to pay in Croatia on the 1st day of the project. More details can be obtained from page THE PROJECT.
SLOVAKIA:
The participation fee is 220 Euro/student. After your group is accepted for the project, we’ll ask you to gather the prepayment (150 Euro/student) from all your students and transfer the whole amount to our account. The rest of the money i.e. 70 Euro/student you will be required to pay in Slovakia on the 1st day of the project. More details can be obtained from page THE PROJECT.

6. What happens if a student cancels his/her participation in the project ? Will he/she get the money back ?
It depends when he/she cancels his/her participation. If a student cancels less than 30 days before the project starts, we will not refund any money of the prepayment (Croatia: 200 Euro or Slovakia:150 Euro). If he/she cancels more than 30 days before the project starts we will refund him/her some money (the percentage of the refund depends on the date of cancellation). More details can be obtained from a document called “Terms and Conditions” which can be downloaded in REGISTRATION. If a student cancels, it is possible to substitute him/her with another student.

7. What is the responsibility of the teacher during the project?
Teachers’ main responsibility during the project is to guard their students i.e. making sure they attend morning workshops and afternoon activities, and that they get to bed at set time.

8. What is the system of accommodating students?
Students will be accommodated in triple and double rooms. In each room there will be students from 2 or 3 different countries. It will force them to speak English and it will be easier for them to make international friendships.

9. What should I do with “Parents’ statements”?.
You should bring them all signed by parents to Croatia/Slovakia.

10. How much money will students need to take as pocket money?
CROATIA: The students will spend most of the time in the hotel, so they will not have many chances to spend their money. On Tuesday they will go for an afternoon trip to Pula, where they may want to buy some souvenirs. On Thursday they will go for a whole day trip, where they will have to buy a lunch and dinner if a group decides to go to Venice which is 3 hours away from the hotel and it takes the whole day to visit that place. I suggest about 40-50 Euro/student as pocket money ( transport fees are not included ).
SLOVAKIA:
All students will need to pay entrance fee to Aqupark in Poprad which is around 10 Euro. If they decide to go to Cracow they will have to pay for the guide which is about 3 Euro/student (depends on the number of students in a group). If they decide to see the castle in Stara Lubovna (which is one of the afternoon activities) they will have to pay entrance fee which is 3,50 Euro/student. If a group chooses Cracow as their destination for Thursday whole day trip, they will have to buy dinner in Cracow. If they choose other destination Thursday they may need some money (7 Euro entrance fee to Belianska Cave, 10 Euro for raft rides by Dunajec). I suggest 30 – 40 Euro as pocket money (transport fees are not included ).

11. Will the driver(s) stay in the same hotel as the group ?
Yes the driver will stay in the same hotel as a group. The cost of board and lodging for the driver(s) in CROATIA is 200 Euro/driver if in a double room and 250 Euro/driver if the driver wants to stay alone in a room, SLOVAKIA = 150 Euro/driver. The money should be paid in Croatia/Slovakia to the representative of the project on the first day after arriving to the hotel.

12. Is there a bus park near the hotel ?
Yes, there is a place to park the bus outside the hotel. It is for free but it is not guarded both in CROATIA and SLOVAKIA.

13. Can a group consist of students from different classes?
Yes, the group which teacher brings to the project can consist of students from different classes or even different schools … it doesn’t make any difference for us, we treat them as one group which a teacher is responsible for.

14. Can students at the age of 13 or 18 years old take part in the project?
The project is targeted only at students aged 14-17 years old. What do we mean by this … Students who are for example 13 years and 2,4,10 months old will be accepted to the project  (we treat them as 14 year olds), students who are older then 17 will not be accepted (we treat them as 18 year olds).