FAQs for GHCI 2016 Accepted Student Scholars

General Information

What do GHCI Scholarships cover?
A full scholarship covers the conference registration fee, a shared hotel room with one other scholarship recipient for up to two nights (check in December 7, 2016 and check out December 9, 2016), meals during the conference and travel expense reimbursement up to a maximum of Rs 2,000.

What special events should I attend at the conference?
We suggest that scholarship recipients must definitely plan to attend the following events (in addition to the other exciting sessions they select for themselves):

  • The Student Career Fair, which will be held during the GHCI conference—be sure to stop by the sponsor booths to discuss career opportunities
  • The keynote sessions on Day 1 of the conference
  • Student focused sessions and those sessions where the content level has been specified as for Beginners

Please check the program schedule for information on all activities and sessions, closer to the conference date.

Hotel Information

Note: Not all scholarships cover hotel expenses. Please check your scholarship acceptance email to see if the hotel was included in your scholarship.

Who makes the hotel reservations?
The Scholarship Committee will make the hotel reservations for you. Your hotel confirmation details will be posted shortly before the conference. If you want a hotel room for additional nights, please indicate so in registration and we will make the reservation for you. However, you will be asked to pay for it separately and are responsible for additional charges.

Will I be assigned a roommate?
Yes, you will be assigned to share a room with another GHCI Scholarship recipient.

Can I request a roommate?
Yes, but your roommate must be another GHCI Scholarship recipient with the same travel dates as you. You can make your request when you register for the conference. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to honor your request, although we will do our best.

I want to arrive a day early/leave a day late. Does my scholarship cover this?
No, you will need to make arrangements and pay for your own accommodation.

My parent/child/spouse/friend will be traveling with me. Can I make my own hotel arrangements?
We will not cover expenses for additional individuals traveling with the Scholarship recipient.

When are check-in/check-out times?
The Check-in and Check-out will be 24 hour basis. For e.g. If you check-in at 10:00 AM, then your check out should be on 10:00 AM on your check-out day.

What do I do with my luggage if I arrive before the check-in time or leave after the check-out time?
The hotel will be able to store your luggage if you arrive early or leave late. Ask for details at the front desk.

If I have problems checking into the hotel, who do I call?
A few days before the conference you will receive an email with this information.

Travel Reimbursement Information

Note: Not all scholarships cover the travel expense reimbursement of up to a maximum of Rs 2,000.

How do I get reimbursed for my travel expenses, if I am not from Bangalore?
Please refer to the email received from the ABI India team on reimbursement.

Do my receipts need to be in English?
No, but they do need to be original receipts.

If I have additional questions, who do I ask?
Please contact us at  ABI-India@anitaborg.org