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. Students will be given instruction regarding submission of passports for required visas for Cuba.
A U.S. Department of State “Consular Information Sheet” on Cuba is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/cuba.html. 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ZIKA VIRUS IS PRESENT IN CUBA. You should consult the following information carefully prior to your departure regarding the prevention of infection for yourself and how to prevent infection to others. You should carefully follow the recommendations regarding prevention of infection to yourself and others both while in Mexico and upon your return. WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR WHO MAY BE PREGNANT SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.
Information regarding the Zika virus in Cuba, including information about protection from mosquito bites, transmission, etc., can be found the Center for Disease Control website.
Additional information from the Mississippi State Department of Health can be found here.
ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
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.