Traveling to and from Asia
Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel to Chengdu, China and home from Seoul, South Korea. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have been officially accepted into the program. Travel between program locations will be arranged for students and is included in the cost of the program. Students will fly with the group from Chengdu to Xi’an, take a train from Xi’an to Beijing, and a flight from Beijing to Seoul, but these arrangements will be made by program administrators.
Students should make flight arrangements in order to arrive in Chengdu, China no later than Monday, May 18, 2015. Classes will start on Tuesday, May 19. Students arriving in Chengdu prior to Monday, May 18 are responsible for their own housing arrangements until May 18. Transportation from the airport to the hotel will be arranged by program administrators. Students will find a driver waiting for them upon arrival in Chengdu.
The last day of class will be Friday, June 12 in Seoul, and students must check out of the apartment by Saturday, June 13. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements home from Seoul, and for any lodging arrangements starting the night of June 13.
U.S. Department of State consular information sheets for China and South Korea are available on the Department of State's Website (www.travel.state.gov). Please check it periodically for updates. In the unlikely event that China or South Korea 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," students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and will receive a full refund of moneys paid to MC Law.
The U.S. Department of the State recommends (but does not require) U.S. citizens to register trips with them. MC Law will register all participants with the State Department prior to the program.
Visas are required for travel to China. MC Law program administrators will assist you in obtaining the visa. Visas are not needed for travel to Korea.
One additional consideration for students is trip health insurance. In the past, students and professors have used Travel Guard/Chartis Insurance (800-826-4919). The cost, depending on the package is between $100 - $200