Whom can I ask?

In case you have any questions concerning the Young SIETAR TOIT+ 2019, please contact secretary@youngsietar.org .

Questions about finances

Questions about program/agenda

Questions about accommodation

Questions about transportation

Questions about how to get ready


Questions about finances


What is included in TOIT+ 2019 price?

The price for TOIT+ 2019 includes tuition, 5 nights (Tuesday, 24 - Sun, 29 Sept.) at a hostel several melas (not all), Farewell Dinner, coffee breaks, transportation between the venues and cities (ride in express train from Kyiv to Kharkiv, second class), and training materials. 
Note that travel, health insurance, subsistence expenses, and costs for visa are NOT covered.

Can I pay when I arrive at TOIT+ 2019?

No. This isn't possible. Please register before September 1st, 2019.


Can I get a refund?

No. Unfortunately, we do not process refunds. It is officially stated at TOIT registration page and we cannot make exceptions.


I see the discounts for students and Young SIETAR members. How do I provide a proof the my status during the registration?

During online registration, you will not be asked to provide any proof of your membership. However, at the end of August 2019 the orga team will ask to provide some kind of a proof that you are student. If you are a member of Young SIETAR, we will get this information in our system. If you are not yet a member of Young SIETAR, please join first and then register for the event.

Are there any grants for TOIT+ 2019 participants?

So far no grants are available for TOIT+ 2019 participants. We tried to make the event financially affordable for as many interested people as possible and kept the costs to a minimum.

I need a visa to enter Ukraine, can I receive an invitation letter?

Yes. Please contact secretary@youngsietar.org in case you need an invitation letter.


Do I get my money back if I do not get a visa?

No. Unfortunately, we do not process refunds. It is officially stated at TOIT registration page and we cannot make exceptions.
In case you need a visa, we would kindly ask you to first contact secretary@youngsietar.org to get an invitation letter. We recommend proceeding to the online registration and payment only after you receive the visa. As soon as you contact secretary@youngsietar.org, the spot will be reserved for you for a limited time.  

How much money should I calculate for personal expenses?

Subsistence expenses are not included in TOIT+ 2019 price. Please calculate your personal expenses on your own. Ukraine is generally a cheap and affordable country for foreigners.


Questions about program/agenda


Which track shall I choose?

The 2019 TOIT+ program comprises two distinct yet related tracks that participants can choose from, based on their own assessment of their level of experience, knowledge and interests.


Can I participate in sessions of the other track?

Yes. You should choose a track during online registration however you have flexibility to switch later.


Is there a detailed day-to-day Program/Agenda that I can review before the registration?

Yes, there is a the day-to-day agenda finalized by the trainers. It is decided that the detailed agenda will be sent out to participants closer to the first day of the training as a part of the e-Welcome Booklet.


Can I participate only in a part of TOIT+ 2019? Can I arrive one day later/leave one day earlier? Is there a reduced contribution for that?

No. If you arrive later or leave earlier, it would be both unproductive for you and disruptive for the rest of us. We ask you to commit the whole time from Sept. 25, 2019 to Sept. 29, 2019. There is no reduced contribution for such cases.


Is there a possibility that TOIT might be cancelled?

No.


What language is used at TOIT+ 2019?

Training sessions are delivered in English.


Questions about accommodation


Where can I learn more about the hostel?

If you want to have a look at the hostels, please use the following links:

Hostel Kyiv

Hostel Kharkiv

What sort of accommodation is included in my congress contribution?

Your accommodation is included in the TOIT 2019+ price and arranged for two nights in Kyiv (Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Thursday, Sept. 26), and three nights in Kharkiv.The hostel in Kharkiv will be exclusively used by TOIT+ 2019 trainers and participants.

Furnished with single and bunk beds, rooms can accommodate 4, 6, 8 or 10 persons with access to shared bathroom facilities.

Breakfast is not provided in both hostel, but coffee and tea are fro free. There are many places nearby where you can buy breakfast. Both hostels have excellent Wifi and are located close to our venues. The staff usually speaks good English.

Please bring your own towel with you as in the hostel in Kiev it is not included in the price.

If you want to have a look at the hostels, please use the following links:

Hostel Kyiv

Hostel Kharkiv


Is there the possibility of ‘upgrading’ my sleeping accommodation?

No. Unfortunately, there is no possibility of upgrading you to a single room.


Is it compulsory for all participants to stay at the hostel?

No. It's not obligatory to stay in the hostel. However, the partial refunds of the accommodation costs are not possible. So participants could stay at any other place at their own expense with no partial reimbursement of the contribution paid.

Please note that the hostel in Kharkiv will be exclusively* booked for TOIT+ 2019 so there will be no guests who are not related to the Young SIETAR event. We want to create a productive atmosphere for learning and networking and consider at an important factor of the group atmosphere that all participants stay at the same place.

*If we reach the estimated number of 40 participants.

If yes, is it possible for my colleagues and I to be placed in the same room?

Yes. It is possible for you to stay in one room. We will do our best to place you in the same room with your colleagues. If you specifically request it, please write to secretary@youngsietar.org after you register.


Can I stay in Ukraine longer than the duration of TOIT+ 2019?

Yes. But we’re asking you to arrange your extra stay yourself.

You should book the hostel in advance, as September is a busy month in Kyiv. If you want to continue travelling in Ukraine, we would be happy to help you with your plans, Lviv would be a very exciting third city to visit in Ukraine.

Can I use the Internet and where?

Yes. Free wifi is available at the hostels, at the workshop venues andin many public areas.

When shall I arrive?

TOIT+ 2019 officially starts at 9am on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Please arrive at the hostel the day before. We will have an unofficial get-together on Tuesday in the evening. The night from Tuesday to Wednesday is included in the event fee.


When can I leave?

TOIT+ officially finishes at 12.30 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019. There is a intercity express train from Kharkiv to Kyiv at 1.15 pm. We will make sure, everybody will be able to reach this train. Who wants to stay with us a bit longer, is welcome.

We will be happy to get connected and hear news from you!


Questions about transportation


How do I arrive at the hostel from airport?

Taxis cost around 10€ from Kyiv Airport Boryspil to the hostel and around 3-4€ from Airport Zhuljaniy.


By public transport

Quite recently, the Kyiv Boryspil Express train began to run between the airport and Kyiv railway station. The train runs at intervals from 35 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the time of day). The ticket price is 80 UAH ($1.5). And the journey time is only 35 minutes. It ends at the Central Railway Station. From there you can take the metro to "Kontraktova Ploscha" (M1, then change at Krechatyk and take M2 till Kontrakova Ploscha)

There are also buses which run between Boryspil Airport and the Central Railway Station. It takes up to one hour and costs 100 UHA. 


From Airport Zhuljaniy you should take a taxi to the Central Railway Station and then take the metro (M1, then change at Krechatyk and take M2 till Kontrakova Ploscha)


Will there be a pick-up service?

Depending on the number of participants arriving around the same time at an airport, the orga team would eventually provide a pick up. Arrival times will be asked in a questionnaire, sent to the participants before the event.


Questions about how to get ready


What else should I pack?

The end of September might not be that cold but it can be quite rainy. Bring a jacket as well, just in case it gets chilly in the evening. Also waterproof clothes/shoes or an umbrella in case it rains. People usually dress very informally but also like to dress up for a dinner out or something like that. Although outfits are usually informal, people do not wear sports clothes if they are not exercising.


What should I wear?

You can stay casual for the seminar, but take into account the weather forecast for outdoor clothing. It’s the best to check the weather forecast shortly before the trip.


What is the Ukrainian currency?

UHA

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