Costs

Estimated Tuition and Fees 2014 (subject to change)

Tuition and fees*: $2,250 
Program fee:    $1,400
Application fee: $   300
   
Visiting student fee*:  $  250

Estimated Total - $3,950  (visiting students: $4,200) Includes class instruction, educational materials, opening/closing reception, and all organized legal and cultural visits.

Due Dates

Completed application due on April 2, 2014.

Upon receipt of the registration, a $300 application fee will be charged.

Final payment (balance) due: April 26, 2014.

Early enrollment is strongly encouraged (the program is limited to 35 participants and admission is on a rolling basis).

*Visiting Students pay an additional $250.00. This fee is waived for Georgia residents, students in the University of Georgia system or member institutions of the SEC. This fee is charged in lieu of higher out-of-state tuition rates, since "visiting" students participating in UGA study abroad programs are charged in-state tuition rates rather than out-of-state rates. If you have questions about whether you are a "visiting" student for tuition purposes, please contact Laura Kagel, Assistant Director, Dean Rusk Center at lkagel@uga.edu or 706.542.5141.

 

Total Program Cost (Estimate)

Tuition & Fees  (see above for details)  $3,950 (Visiting students: $4,200)

Hotel lodging (based on double occupancy, incl. tax)

[university housing will cost less]

 $1,500

Roundtrip airfare  $1,800
Meals  $1,050
Travel from Brussels to Geneva     $120
Total  $8,420 (Visiting students: $8,670)
 

 

Financial Aid

Applicants who wish to apply for financial aid should please contact their home institution's financial aid office well in advance for information regarding eligibility and allow 6 to 8 weeks for loan processing.

UGA law students who plan to apply for financial aid should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid as soon as possible. They will have documentation of the estimated program costs, but you may submit additional documentation, for example the cost of your airfare. The study abroad form can be found on their web site here: http://osfa.uga.edu/forms/101.pdf. Please contact Financial Aid Advisor Lee Mattox if you have questions at lmattox@uga.edu or 706-542-6147.

Visiting students participating in a study abroad program Georgia Law-sponsored should request that their home institution's financial aid office send a ‘consortium agreement’ to the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Georgia. The agreement should be faxed to the attention of financial aid advisor Kimbra Smith, at (706) 542-8217, or sent as a scanned email attachment to kimbra@uga.edu. Ms. Smith will make sure that the form is properly completed and returned.

 

Insurance

All participants will be covered by health insurance provided by T.W. Lord & Associates for the entire length of the program. The cost of insurance is included in the program fee. The University of Georgia will not be responsible for personal injury, illness, or property damage or loss.

 

Travel, Lodging and Meals

Travel Information: Program participants are responsible for obtaining a passport and making their own travel arrangements to and from Europe. No visa is required for U.S. law students. Participants will be given general information about train travel, but will arrange their own travel from Brussels to Geneva and should be aware that fares may rise as the travel date approaches.
 
Lodging: Students will have access to excellent, convenient housing at competitive rates (Prices based on current rate of exchange). The Dean Rusk Center will make reservations in cooperation with participants. Full payment of housing costs is the responsibility of each participant.
 
Brussels  
  • University Housing: approx. $25/day (double occupancy) or $30/day (single occupancy) available for the period July 1-12. This low-cost option is available on a first come first served basis. All rooms are furnished and have shared bathrooms and kitchens. There may be additional fees for bedding and cleaning, as well as a refundable deposit. This housing is located about 10 mins. by foot from the university where classes will take place and is close to public transportation. We can arrange hotel housing for the days prior to July 1, or students may opt to stay at one of several inexpensive hostels in the area.
  • Hotel Apartments: approx. $60.00/day per person for a standard room with double occupancy at the B-Aparthotel. Reservations run from June 28 - July 12.This conveniently located hotel has comfortable apartment-style accommodations which include a bedroom with separate bathroom, separate sitting area with flat screen TV and a kitchen area. Extra beds are available for double occupancy. 
Geneva 
  • Hotel Rooms: approx. $115/day per person for double occupancy in a standard double hotel room. This recommended hotel has comfortable, modern rooms with private bathrooms, and TV.  Buffet style breakfast is included. Single rooms available at additional cost.

Meals: Average food costs are approx. $30-50/day.

 

Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Reimbursement Policies:

The University of Georgia School of Law reserves the right to cancel for insufficient enrollment or under extraordinary circumstances such as natural disaster, war, political instability or emergency.  In such an event, students will be notified by email and receive a full refund, including the deposit, within twenty (20) days after the cancellation. If requested, the program director will use best efforts to arrange for applicants to enroll in a similar program.

If changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program occur, or if, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for either of the countries in which the program is being conducted, students will be notified promptly personally or by email and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. Applicants who have paid a deposit or registered for the program and withdrawn under any such circumstances will be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal or termination.

In 2010 the Brussels summer program was cancelled due to the untimely death of then director Gabriel Wilner.

 

 

Study Law in Europe

Brussels & Geneva

 

“The study abroad program offers a great mix of learning the history and theory of the European Union (EU) and World Trade Organization (WTO) with meeting people who actually work with the institutions.” –2012 participant

 

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Field Trips

Excursions include legal field trips and city tours, including a day trip to historic Bruges.

 

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