Program Policies - Autumn in London
Important Note: Stetson community members traveling abroad are required to view a series of international travel safety videos.
The sponsoring institutions reserve the right to cancel the program in the event of under enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. In the event of cancellation, accepted applicants will be notified immediately and will receive a complete refund within 20 days after the date of cancellation, including the application fee. The program directors will use their best efforts to assist students in enrolling in a similar program if desired. If the program is modified substantially, students affected by the modification will be entitled to a refund upon request.
Stetson also reserves the right to cancel or shorten the program at any time should extraordinary circumstances arise such as a natural disaster, political emergency or force majeure. In such event, participants will receive a refund for the proportion of credit tuition and accommodations not yet utilized.
If prior to commencement of the program -- or during the program -- a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for the country in which the program will be conducted, all registrants will be promptly notified of the warning and be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.
Formal Method of Communication with Students
Email is the official method of communication with all students on matters relating to the program. Stetson students will be contacted through their Stetson email address, and non-Stetson students will be contacted through the email address they provide to Stetson on their application for the study abroad program.
Additional Attendance Provisions
You are allowed to add or drop a class during the first week of classes. After the first week, you will not be allowed to add a class under any circumstances and will be allowed to drop a class only with permission of the Director. Drop/Add Forms will be available at the Director's office. Be aware that if you get a loan for the program and you drop a class, you may have to repay monies back to your lender. Contact your financial aid department for further information.
Tuition Payment Policy
It is your responsibility to ensure that all educational expenses are paid during the semester or session in which they are incurred. If financial aid does not cover all of your expenses, you must either pay the balance in full or arrange for payment. Please contact Stetson University College of Law's Business Office at 727-562-7805.
Payment of current semester charges or payment arrangements must be made by 5:00 pm on the first day of classes.
If the account remains unpaid, the University reserves the right to suspend or withdraw you from classes; withhold grades, transcripts, and diplomas; and, deny you future enrollment.
Financial Aid (for Stetson Students):
Federal financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students interested in receiving federal financial aid for study abroad programs should contact the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning at 727-562-7802.
Financial Aid for Non-Stetson Students (Consortium Agreements):
If you are not a Stetson Law student participating in financial aid, your school must send Stetson University College of Law a Consortium Agreement. Please send Consortium Agreements to:
Stetson University College of Law
Attention: Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
Financial Aid Fax Number: 727-384-3331
Note: Tulsa University College of Law students should deal directly with the TU Financial Aid Office on this matter.
Transfer Credit and Grading Policy
Acceptance of transfer credit is subject to determination by the student's home school. Students should check carefully with their home schools for rules regarding the transfer of credit. Satisfaction of law school residency requirements must be confirmed with the student's home institution.
Students are expected to attend classes on a regular basis and to be well prepared for each class. All classes will be graded in accordance with Stetson University College of Law's grading and grade normalization systems. Grading may be done by examinations or papers. Each faculty member will announce his or her grading method on the first day of class.
Stetson University College of Law Honor Code
Each student participating in study abroad are held to have notice of the high standards of conduct demanded by the Stetson University College of Law. Students are required to conduct themselves with the highest degree of honesty, integrity and trustworthiness while representing the College of Law in programs abroad. Each student is required to read the Conduct and Honor Code. All participating students agree to be bound by all policies of Stetson University College of Law.
Health and Medical Insurance
Stetson requires all students participating in study abroad programs to obtain health insurance coverage for travel outside the U.S. Stetson has secured an insurance plan with Chartis. Each enrolled student will be charged $275 for Chartis insurance for the entire Autumn in London semester abroad program.
Accessibility for Persons With Disabilities
Most cities in Europe are not as accessible as cities in the United States. In facilities in the United Kingdom, access for persons with disabilities to classrooms, offices and other facilities is limited. In addition, although there are rooms which are accessible, the dormitories are generally not designed for accessibility by physically disabled persons. We suggest that you consult with our program director regarding whether the facilities of the program can accommodate your particular needs.
It is important for students to familiarize themselves with current travel conditions before traveling. For up-to-date travel information, students should always check the United States government website at:http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html. A comprehensive list of websites dealing with travel safety can be found at: http://www.nafsa.org/resourcelibrary/default.aspx?id=29005.
Consular Information - United Kingdom
CDC - Travelers' Health
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.