Frequently Asked Questions
Although India is exciting and seems to be unsafe, we ensure you that your health and safety will not be at risk while you are at the Missions Based Bible School in India. We have tried to answer the most common questions that students may have, but please feel free to contact us for any further information.
What vaccinations do I need to get to come to India?
We suggest that you are up to date with your routine vaccines. E.g.: measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine and your yearly flu shot. Your doctor can recommend any other vaccines that are necessary. To see what the government health department recommends, check out their webpage here.
Are Medical facilities easily available?
Yes, there are extremely good hospitals in all the areas we will be visiting and staying in. These hospitals will easily accept your International insurance (which is mandatory for this course).
Will there be safe drinking water in India?
Yes, safe drinking water will be provided to our students. However, we do ask that you don't drink water from taps, and only drink water provided by the Bible School staff, or if they advise you that it is ok to drink the water. Same thing goes for food.
What kind of food will be provided during the course?
All the food we provide will be absolutely safe and sanitary, but we ask you not to venture out to try something new without asking staff. We will be providing a mix of Indian and International cuisine. The food will not be too spicy. For those who like to add heat to their food, there will be options on the side.
I have allergies, what kind of food will be provided for me?
All foods will be prepared according to the specifications of the students needs. We will only provide special diets for students with medical restrictions. Please be clear in your application form about the allergies or dietary restrictions that you may have.
Is it safe for a woman to travel in India?
Yes, it is safe for a woman to travel to India. There are guidelines that each student will be given for the sake of cultural sensitivity, and each student will be expected to follow these guidelines. Women do need to dress more modestly than they would in their home countries, as India is a conservative culture. These guidelines are clearly stated in the application form, but will also be explained on the day of orientation. Please contact us for further concerns on this matter, or to speak to other women living in India.
Will it be very hot in India?
During the course of the Bible School the weather will be mild. We have chosen dates that are specifically during the most pleasant seasons of India. Although some may not be used to the heat at all, it will not be unbearable.
Please feel free to contact us for any further concerns, questions or more detailed answers!