WGE Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the eligibility for the WGE Program?

The eligibility for the expedition are as follows:

  1. You must have completed at least one year of university education.
  2. You must be fluent in verbal and written English
  3. You should be having a valid Indian passport or OCI
  4. If any health conditions, you MUST mention in your application along with the medications involved.

Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit as such. However, people above 45 years of age are requested to undergo additional medical tests to determine their physical fitness.

How much does the WGE program cost?

Yes, the expedition’s program cost is ₹1.95 Lacs (+18% GST). Once selected, all delegates have to pay the fixed cost + taxes. It doesn’t include international airfare. There is an initial admission fee of INR 40,000 that is included in the program cost of INR

I am a deferred delegate. How much amount is remaining to confirm my participation in the official WGE_US 2022 delegation?

The admission fee of INR 40,000 has already been deposited for the deferred delegates. The remaining amount from the total cost of the expedition has to be paid. It is INR 1.55 Lacs (18% GST) in the case of most of the deferred candidates.

Can I get a scholarship?

We have cut down the fee as per our best. So, currently, there are no scholarships available.

What expenses will be borne by me, apart from the program cost?

Delegates need to bear the cost for visa application, international airfare from the place of residence to the USA and back. All other expenditures not included in the programme, during the World Governance Expedition, are to be borne by the delegates. Also, Personal expenses during the trip such as local snacks, souvenirs etc. Expenses in case of evacuation due to medical emergencies, natural calamities such as earthquakes, floods etc. towards travel, boarding, lodging and medical costs.

How should I pay the amount for the WGE-US 2022?

The Bank account details to transfer the WGE fees would be shared with you after the admission process is completed.

What is covered in the WGE program costs?

Program cost includes the following:

  • Meals – Indian/Multicuisine. In case you have any food allergies/prohibitions, you MUST mention them in your application form.
  • Most of the accommodation on twin sharing basis for the entire duration of the programme
  • Local travel passes for public transportation – Bus/Train
  • Merchandise and Delegate kit, Course material, tickets and passes for project visits.

Is there a refund policy for the WGE-US 2022 programme?

In case you are selected, you are eligible for a refund of 40% of the total amount if you inform before 45 days i.e. 5th May 2022 before starting date of our expedition tentatively 20th June 2022. We will not be able to refund for any cancellation after this date. Please note that the registration amount of ₹40,000 is non-refundable, and the percentage refund will be applicable to the rest of the amount only.

How can I get my visas for the WGE-US 2022 programme?

If selected, delegates need to pay the confirmation (admission) fee, following which they will receive information about the visa application process. We provide a confirmation letter which you can include in the purpose of the visit while obtaining the visa. All delegates will be required to pay a visa fee (application fee + service fee). The programme cost does not cover the visa fee. All delegates are requested to keep a check on the website of the US embassy, some details can be found here. And further details amid COVID-19 situation visa applications, please refer here.

I am a deferred delegate, when should I apply for the visa?

The deferred delegate would have to confirm their participation in the delegation by email to wge@rashtram, with the subject line WGE-2021-22. Furthermore, he/she have to pay the remaining amount for the expedition, upon which, you would be shared with an offer letter for the WGE-US 2021. This offer letter would be a pre-requisite for your visa application showcasing your delegation participation.

What are the documents that I need to have for the Expedition?

  1. Proof of Identity ( Passport)
  2. Proof of Address ( Preferred Driving License)
  3. Travel Insurance document

How to plan the travel for WGE - US 2022?

The program will starts in the City of Boston, MA, USA  and concludes in Washington DC, USA. The exact time will be intimated to selected candidates in due time. Delegates are free to plan their journeys around the expedition dates at their discretion. Selected delegates will receive information on visas, flight bookings, advisory on luggage and other relevant items once they confirm their participation. We will connect the selected delegates with each other so that they can plan to travel together if they wish.

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