The information below applies to the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Salzburg Summer Abroad Program.
This program is open to all students enrolled in a fully-accredited college or university. Students must have at least sophomore standing and have completed at least one year of full- or part-time study at one of these approved or accredited colleges or universities. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.9 (students with a lower GPA may request a waiver upon a showing of good cause) and be at least 18 years old by June 30, 2020.
Students enrolled in colleges or universities other than University of the Pacific should check with their appropriate school official regarding procedures to follow for transfer of credit earned from participation in classroom courses toward fulfilling degree requirements. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program, is subject to determination by the student's home undergraduate institution.
Class schedules, lecturers, and topics covered (i.e., the "syllabus") may be adjusted based on availability of lecturers or facilities. Visits to legal institutions or other tours and events may be altered based on the availability of facilities, guides, or lecturers, etc. Students will be provided with as much notice as possible and appropriate substitution will be provided. Adjustments will not substantially affect the content of the program, and do not constitute a "substantial modification" of the program.
Unforeseen events beyond our control may require substantial modification or cancellation of a program. If the Program is cancelled, students will be immediately notified by email. Among the reasons a program may be cancelled or modified are the following:
If the program is cancelled for the reasons as set out above, students will receive a full refund of all payments made within 20 days, except for the room and board payments utilized prior to the date of cancellation.
For withdrawal made prior to May 1, 2020 students will receive a refund of all monies advanced except for the deposit.
For withdrawal made after May 1, 2020 but prior to the first date of the respective program, students will only be refunded tuition. All other fees will be forfeited.
For withdrawal during the course of the program, all fees including tuition are forfeited.
Grading will comport with the University of the Pacific’s grading practices. Students attending from other colleges or universities should seek guidance from their home institution as to whether course units will credited and how grades will be reported on their official transcripts.
Regular and punctual class attendance is mandatory. The faculty expects that you will be fully prepared and that you will actively participate in class. The faculty is required to take class attendance, preparation, participation, and performance into consideration in grading. Your attendance and active involvement in class discussion form a central part of the learning process for you and your classmates. Failure to meet the minimum standards set by your professors may result in a lower grade, or exclusion from taking the final examination, resulting in a failing grade.
University of the Pacific students receiving financial aid to cover summer abroad program tuition will have their student accounts debited once financial aid is disbursed. Important — If you expect to have funds from your financial aid office deposited to your bank account after you arrive in the program country, be sure to bring enough money to cover your expenses for several days. Program staff cannot cash personal checks that are drawn on a U.S. bank. University of the Pacific students should discuss availability of Financial Aid with the school's Financial Aid Office.
Students from other law schools should contact the financial aid office of their home institution.
Every effort is made to accommodate persons with physical, medical and/or learning disabilities; however, the University of the Pacific cannot ensure that the housing and classroom facilities used in the summer programs abroad will meet the same standards for accessibility as do the facilities of the school's campuses in Stockton and Sacramento. Please contact our Dean of Students about possible accommodation needs.
The U.S. Department of State lists current travel advisories, if any, for each of the summer abroad program countries.
United States citizens do not need a visa to enter Austria, although you will need your passport with a validity of at least six months to enter. It is required for students to have their passport on-hand while traveling throughout the European countries.
A passport is a document issued by your government allowing you to travel abroad. A visa is a permit issued by the government you are planning to visit allowing you to enter that country. Passports and visas are the responsibility of the student.
United States citizens can obtain a passport application from the nearest U.S. Department of State Passport Office or from certain State and Federal courts and post offices. If you lose your passport while abroad, contact the nearest U.S. embassy immediately.
To avoid any delay in obtaining your visa or passport, be sure to apply as early as possible.
Students who enroll in one of McGeorge's summer abroad programs will be required to provide proof of medical insurance that covers them overseas. We will retain these materials only for the duration of the program. To request more information about student medical insurance policies, contact Summer Abroad Programs.
If you are a student at UOP and have the student medical plan, you are covered while abroad, including travel assistance with evacuation benefits that meet most Visa requirements. Students who have other private medical or travel insurance should check their insurance plans to ascertain if the plan extends while away abroad.
If you need to purchase short term international medical insurance, please refer to the list of providers below:
When traveling abroad, you will have many new cultural experiences. You are reminded that you will be governed by the laws and regulations of the host country, and you need to be mindful that some of Austria's rules will vary significantly from the United States. An important aspect of the summer study abroad program is to be alert to these cultural and legal differences.