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Mon May 7, 2018, 07:57 PM

Looking for advice. Anyone ever traveled to study overseas on an NSF grant?

My kid has been invited to do undergraduate research in France; for which the NSF Grant gives $9000 for everything, flight and food. The University to which he'll be traveling will give him free rooming.

Apparently he has to find his own flight, and if I have this right, he needs to go on a US owned airline (which is more expensive than others.)

I've asked him to check with the staff at his own University about this, but he asked me to help him find a flight.

Anyone here ever done this?

I've always traveled on business to Europe but never on a grant.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Reply Looking for advice. Anyone ever traveled to study overseas on an NSF grant? (Original post)
NNadir May 2018 OP
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Mon May 7, 2018, 08:10 PM

2. His academic department should be able to help

They should be able to guide him though the process and provide the chartstring to the procurement/travel office. . He may be able to pay first out of his pocket, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Mon May 7, 2018, 08:17 PM

3. His adviser gave him the name of someone with whom to speak, but somehow...

...he thinks that he needs insight before he goes there. I may ask him to go there first.

I have to wire transfer a (small) security deposit, which I don't mind doing, since allegedly it will be refunded.

Thanks for you advice.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 09:01 PM

4. Yep, you gotta stick with a US owned carrier.

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Response to electron_blue (Reply #4)

Mon May 7, 2018, 10:59 PM

5. Can we book through United as a star alliance and still end up on Luftansa planes?

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