Traveling to and from Asia
Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel to Beijing, China, and home from Seoul, Korea. Students should plan to arrive in Beijing no later than May 21, 2014. You may arrive prior to the 21st, though you will be responsible for any lodging arrangements and expenses prior to the 21st.
The group will fly together from Beijing to Seoul on June 1st. This flight is included with the cost of the Program and students do not need to make individual arrangements.
The Program will conclude on June 13th in Seoul, Korea, and the housing facility will close on June 14th. Students are responsible for all travel arrangements home from Seoul, and for any housing arrangements and expenses starting the night of June 14th.
A U.S. Department of State "Consular Information Sheet:" on South Korea is available on the Department of State's Website, see travel.state.gov/travel/. This is a U.S. government summary overview of information concerning South Korea for U.S. travelers. Please check it periodically for updates. In the unlikely event that 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.
For those participants opting to participate in the side trip to China, MC Law will procure travel visas prior to our departure from the United States.
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 and professors have used Travel Guard/Chartis insurance (800-826-4919). The cost, depending on the package is between $100 - $200.