Travel Information and Advisories
Student lodging will open for arrivals on Monday, June 29, 2015. Students arriving prior to the 29th will be responsible for their own lodging arrangements until the 29th. Classes will take place from June 30 through July 23. Students should check out of the housing facility on June 24, 2015 and will be responsible for their own housing arrangements starting that night.
Getting To and From Lille:
Lille is located in close proximity to several major European cities. Most travelers arrive via train from London (1 ½ hours), Paris (1 hour), or Brussels (40 minutes). However, Lille does also have an airport served by Air France and several low-cost European 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.
One additional consideration for students is trip health insurance. This has never been an issue in the past, but students should certainly consider this option. In the past, students have used Travel Guard/Chartis insurance (800-826-4919). The cost, depending on the package, is between $100-$200.
MC Law does not anticipate that 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, and students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and obtain a full refund of monies paid to MC Law for the program.