Barr Fellowship Learning Journey to Jordan
October 12 – 25, 2023
In addition to the trip costs, the Barr Foundation will purchase and cover the cost of travel insurance for all Fellows.
Click here for a detailed description of this policy. If you have any questions about the insurance coverage, please let us know.
The insurance covered by the Barr Foundation is only be valid for the dates of the Learning Journey; October 12 – 25, 2023. If you are planning on extending your travels and would like to purchase travel insurance to cover your extended travel, you will need to do so individually. Should you require assistance in purchasing additional insurance we are happy to refer you to a trusted travel insurance broker.
Please make sure your passport is current and valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date from this Journey (April 25th, 2024). Your passport should have at least 3 blank pages for the entry and exit stamps (or more if you are visiting several countries on this trip). Please note that the last two amendment pages are not acceptable for visas and immigration stamps.
If you need to renew your passport, you will need to do so through the U.S. Department of State. Please visit their website here to apply. It can take about 12 weeks to process this request, so we recommend starting your application as soon as possible, though no later than April 1, 2023.
Elevate Destinations will secure your Jordanian visa required to enter the country. Please upload a scan of your passport to this link and let us know if you plan to extend your travels in the region by August 2023.
The US State Department strongly recommends that all visitors to Jordan register their travel via the STEP – Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. This is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in case of an emergency. Enrolling in this program has enormous benefits in case of an emergency while abroad:
- You will receive information from the Embassy about safety conditions in Jordan
- Enrolling lets the U.S. Embassy in that country know that you are there and helps them contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family-related