Getting To and From Lille:
Lille is in close proximity to several major European cities. Most travelers arrive via train from Paris (1 hour), Brussels (40 minutes) or London (1 ½ hours). Lille is also served by an airport served by Air France and several low-cost European airlines. Charleroi Airport in Belgium is also nearby and served by low-cost airlines.
A U.S. Department of State “Consular Information Sheet” on France is available on the Department of State’s Website. See http://travel.state.gov/travel/. This is a U.S. government overview of information concerning France for U.S. travelers. Please check it periodically for updates. In the unlikely event that France is declared an “area of instability” by the U.S. government before or during the trip, or if the U.S. issues a “travel warning” for France, students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and will receive a full refund of monies paid to MC Law.
The U.S. Department of State recommends (but does not require) U.S. citizens to register trips abroad with the Department of State. MC Law will register all program participants with the Department of State prior to the program.
For students who are considering international travel and who do not have a current passport or whose passport may need to be renewed, it is important to allow a minimum of six weeks to process your passport application or passport renewal application. Demand for passport renewals and applications is currently very high so that early application is very important.
Travel and health insurance is strongly recommended for students participating in the Lille program. There are various providers with the cost, depending on the coverage purchased, ranging from approximately $100 to $200. Travel Guard (http://www.travelguard.com) is one such provider, as is iNext (www.inext.com). Your policy should, at a minimum, cover medical expenses, travel interruption/cancellation and repatriation.