Travel to and from Cuba
The group will depart Jackson on Friday, March 7, 2014 on a commercial flight for Tampa, Florida. One night will be spent in Tampa before traveling via charter flight from Tampa to Havana on March 8. The program will conclude on Saturday, March 15 and the group will return to Tampa and then on to Jackson. Roundtrip flights from Jackson to Havana are included in the cost of the program and will be arranged for the students. Students who will not be traveling from Jackson should speak with the program coordinator for special instructions.
A valid U.S. passport AND a Cuban visa will be required for travel. If you wish to participate in the program, you must obtain a passport immediately. The program administrators will aid students in obtaining Cuban visas, but passports are required in order to obtain the visa.
A U.S. Department of State “Consular Information Sheet” on Cuba 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 Cuba for U.S. travelers. Please check it periodically for updates. In the unlikely event that Cuba 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 Cuba, 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.
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.
Access for Persons with Disabilites
Persons with disabilities should speak with program administrators in advance of applying. Transportation and accommodations in Cuba are not as accessible to those with certain disabilities. MC Law will make every effort to ensure students can participate.