Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel to and from Merida. Travel information should be provided to program administrators prior to departure.
The hotel will be open for student arrivals on December 26, 2016. Students must check out of the hotel by January 9, 2017. Classes will take place from December 27, 2016 through January 9, 2017. All classes will be complete by noon on January 8th, so return flights can begin the late afternoon of January 8th.
Students are advised to arrange flights into the Merida airport. In the past, many students have flown into Merida and flown out of Cancun. Cancun/Playa del Carmen is approximately 4 hours, by bus, from Merida. Students wishing to travel to Cancun/Playa del Carmen upon the conclusion of the Program, should easily be able to arrange flights out of Cancun.
Travel Advisories AND ZIKA INFORMATION
A U.S. Department of State “Consular Information Sheet:” on Mexico is available on the Department of State’s Website, see http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/mexico-travel-warning.html. This is a U.S. government summary overview of information concerning Mexico for U.S. travelers. Please check it periodically for updates.
The Yucatan generally, and Merida particularly, is a safe and stable environment for U.S. travelers, and MC Law does not expect that the area around Merida will be declared an area of instability or that such a travel advisory will be issued. There is no current advisory for the Yucatan.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ZIKA VIRUS IS PRESENT IN MEXICO, INCLUDING THE YUCATAN. You should consult the following information carefully prior to your departure regarding the prevention of infection for yourself and how to prevent infection to others. You should carefully follow the recommendations regarding prevention of infection to yourself and others, both while in Mexico and upon your return. WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR WHO MAY BE PREGNANT SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.
Information regarding the Zika virus in Mexico, including information about protection from mosquito bites, transmission, etc., can be found at the Center for Disease Control website.
Additional information from the Mississippi State Department of Health can be found here.
MC Law does not anticipate the program will be cancelled. However, in the unfortunate event that cancellation occurs, MC Law will refund all monies paid within 20 days of cancellation, and assistance will be provided in finding a similar study abroad program if so desired.
If there are any changes to significant aspects of the program (classes offered, teachers, dates, etc.) these will be communicated promptly by email sent to the address provided in the student’s application, and students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and obtain a full refund of monies paid to MC Law for the program.
If, after the commencement of the program, the program is terminated or any significant changes are made to the program, students will be permitted to withdraw and will be refunded fees paid except for housing used and excursions taken prior to the date of termination or withdrawal.