Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should consider joining the CASE Space School International Study Program?

Students who are looking for an exciting motivational study program to develop their skills in critical thinking and problem solving, team work, curiosity and imagination. Students who are keen to broaden their horizons with an international experience while having fun and making new friends. Students who are interested in pursuing a science or non-science career path.

Who will be responsible for students while in the US?

Actura Group Managers guide and support students throughout the duration of the program. All Actura Group Managers are diligently selected, then trained and certified under the CASE Institute of Professional Developmentā€™s standard. They all have first aid qualifications, working with children and police checks. An accompanying teacher travels with each group to assist with student care and guidance.

Do I need to arrange my own flight and insurance?

All travel and insurance is organised and made available by Actura to provide comprehensive risk management, group airfare tickets and group travel/medical insurance.

Is there a refund policy?

The refund policy including applicable time frames is detailed in the student agreement. For further details and terms and conditions, please refer to the contract.

Will I need much spending money?

All meals, accommodation and transport during the expedition are covered in the program cost. Students will only need pocket money for occasional treats, personal items and for the purchase of souvenir items, gifts or postcards.

If I cannot join this time, is the program available in the future?

Actura aims to build long term relationships with schools to offer CASE Space School International Study Program. This hopefully brings opportunity for future expeditions however the frequency cannot be guaranteed. Program costs may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations and program content modifications.

Do I need to apply for a visa to the USA?

Many countries currently participate in the USA Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program allows citizens of nominated countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for up to 90 days without having to obtain a special visa. Students with these citizenships are required to obtain a travel authorisation prior to travel to the United States; obtained online through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), administered by the Department of Homeland Security. Visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta, a fee of USD$14 applies. For all students who are nationals of countries not participating in the Visa Waiver Program, Actura will provide relevant supporting information to assist with the USA Visa application.