Updated 5/1/2020

BUDGET RESOURCES, MEDICAL INSURANCE and MENTAL HEALTH CARE, and RISK MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

RESOURCES FOR BUDGET PREPARATION

Summer 2020 Simplified Budget Worksheet
Exploration Launch Budget worksheet 2020
Budget Your Trip
Legal Nomads - Budgeting
Move Hub - Living Costs
Nerd Wallet - Cost of Living Calculator
Expatistan - Cost of Living Index
Lonely Planet – Destination Guides
Lonely Planet – Exchange/Travel Tips
Washington DC living expenses

Note:  The Numbeo estimating tool has been removed from this page.  The Program will provide food cost estimates for the Chapel Hill/Durham area.

Duke Scholars are encouraged to complete this Duke Direct Deposit form exactly as directed for their summer checks.

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MEDICAL INSURANCE
ALL scholars traveling domestically and internationally have access to this policy

  1. Print the CHUBB medical insurance one pager and carry it with you! Take a photo of it!  Have this info at all times!
  2. Understand what is not covered by this policy--including injuries from scuba diving, mountain climbing, and water skiing
  3. Review and understand the Chubb medical insurance for domestic travel
  4. Review and understand the Chubb medical insurance for international travel

MENTAL HEALTH CARE

Here are some options for finding for mental health care during your Robertson Summer. 

  • If you are already a client with Duke or UNC CAPS (Counseling & Psychological Services) OR an external provider:
    • Reach out to your provider directly for information on services in your summer location or about continuing care via Skype.
  • If you are interested in receiving mental health services but do not have a mental health provider at this time:
    • Reach out to your insurance provider directly by calling the number on the back of your card or through your company’s online portal. Ask for referrals to providers in your summer location.
    • Email Lia Gilmore (liadainn.gilmore@duke.edu), CAPS Referral Coordinator at Duke (using your Duke University email and DUID) for information about providers at your Community Summer Site.
    • Check out Psychologytoday.com or wellness.com to search for mental health providers by location, insurance, and approach. 

Below are some nontraditional options that other Scholars have found helpful. It’s not a comprehensive list, but these have helped students move in the right direction with mental health.

BetterHelp: This app matches you with a licensed counselor for a long-term or short-term counseling relationship over the Internet. You can write in messages and receive answers, and schedule a phone call or video session. $40 – $70 a week.

Talkspace: Another app that matches you with a licensed counselor to reach out to 1-2 times a day, with the ability to add a video chat. Begins at $49 a week.

7Cups*: The free version of this app connects you to caring listeners (who aren’t professionals) for emotional support. The paid version (with professionals) starts at $33/week.

What’s Up?*: This app uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods and gives you strategies to ground yourself and cope.

Mood Kit*: Uses a foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides users with over 200 mood improvement activities.

*= Not a professional healthcare provider.

RISK MANAGEMENT
All scholars on a Robertson Summer must complete at least two forms electronically--the Permission for Emergency Treatement and an Assumption of Risk form

  1. Review this  memo about Assumption of Risk forms
  2. All Scholars will provide this information electronically  Here's a sample
  3. You will provide this information  electronically only if you will be in the US for part of your summer   Here's a sample
  4. You will provide this information electronically only if you will be traveling internationally for part of your summer      Here's a sample

 

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Summer 2020 International Travel

Requirements for UNC Scholars:

  1. Review the following resources & determine if your intended destination is safe
    a. Duke’s International Travel Policy
    b. Duke's Restricted Regions List
    c. UNC’s International Travel Policy
    d. UNC’s Restricted Regions List
    If your proposed destination appears on any of these lists, notify Vicki right away.
  2. If you are traveling internationally, register your trip here and here (be sure to include Vicki as a person to be notified of your registration)

Requirements for Duke Scholars:

  1. Review the following resources & determine if your intended destination is safe
    a. Duke’s International Travel Policy
    b. Duke's Restricted Regions List
    If your proposed destination appears on either of these lists, notify Vicki right away.
  2. If you are traveling internationally, register your trip here (be sure to include Vicki as a person to be notified of your registration)

Requirements for All Exploration and Launch Scholars:

  1. Attend the GO! Global Orientation 3/21/20 if you are traveling internationally, unless you attended 2019
  2. Bring or email a copy of your passport to Vicki
  3. Research health/medical issues for intended destinations using the CDC Website
  4. Check Entry/Exit Requirements for destinations on the State Department website
  5. When you register with Duke as directed, you will have access to Duke International SOS resources:
    1. Read the ISOS Overview
    2. Print and carry the ISOS Card

Recommended for All Exploration and Launch Scholars

  1. Check out the State Department Site for Student Travelers
  2. Make an appointment with the travel clinic on your home campus ASAP
  3. Enroll in the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  4. Register with the US Embassy at your destination
  5. Take advantage of the travel guides in the UNC office
  6. Develop a communication plan to keep people informed of your whereabouts
  7. Keep The Program in the loop as much as you want

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END OF SUMMER 2019 DOCUMENTATION AND REFLECTION
Note: Instructions and survey links were sent over email 8/12/19 (Community), 8/ (Exploration), and 8  (Launch)

Update Summer Info in Robertson Connect (due 8/30/19)
Summer Evaluation surveys (link sent via email 8/19) (due 8/30/19)
Community Summer 3-2-1 Reflection  (due 8/30/19)
Community Summer 2019 Documentary: Instructions and Guidelines 2019 (due 9/23)
Exploration Summer Final Essay Instructions (due 9/23/19)
Launch Summer Essay and Deliverables Instructions (due 10/14/19)
Transferable Skills worksheet