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Program and Living Costs

Tuition and Fees

The 2014 tuition fee for each student enrolled in the program is $5400, which covers the costs of the externship, seminars, lecturers, speakers’ luncheons, cultural events and materials. In addition, students are expected to pay a non-refundable program fee of $100. In addition to this fee, an additional program fee of $400 will be assessed by MSU’s Office of Study Abroad, which provides coverage in the study abroad insurance program (HTH) for medical evacuation if necessary; an emergency assistance card for immediate telephone access to the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety; and routine scanning of U.S. State Department alerts. Tuition is due by April 15, 2014. Tuition may be refunded if notice of withdrawal from the program is received 10 days prior to the beginning of the program.

The cost of living in Ottawa is similar to that in most major U.S. cities. Although living costs depend upon your lifestyle, it would not be unusual to spend $150 per week on living costs beyond the room charges. Since the dorms provide a kitchen and refrigerator on each floor, it is possible to economize by cooking your own meals.

Housing and Living Expenses

Housing will be available for students at the student dormitories at the University of Ottawa. At the current exchange rate, housing charges will be approximately $1600 (US) for the full program period. Students are encouraged to reside in University housing; however, students wishing to make other arrangements should indicate this on their application form. All facilities at the University of Ottawa and at the government offices hosting the placements are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Travel

Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements. All U.S. citizens must present proof of citizenship and photo identification for entry into Canada. A U.S. passport is required. Every student participating in this program must have a passport.

Health Insurance

Students will be required to show proof of health insurance that covers medical expenses incurred in Canada. The additional $100 program fee assessed by MSU’s Office of Study Abroad provides coverage in the study abroad insurance program (HTH) for medical evacuation if necessary. Such medical evacuation insurance is required by this program. The Study Abroad fee also provides an emergency assistance card for immediate telephone access to the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety and routine scanning of U.S. State Department alerts.

Cancellation Policy

Although the Program has never been cancelled, the Michigan State University College of Law reserves the right to cancel the Program for insufficient enrollment. Applicants will be notified of cancellation as soon as possible, but in no case later than May 7, 2014. In the case of such cancellation, there will be a full refund of tuition and housing fees.


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