While abroad, you will be staying in popular and centrally-located European hotels with the exception of your three nights in London, where you will be housed in the hospitality facilities of Regents College.
The program fee does not include airfare or tuition. You will be notified of the directors' flight plans and are encouraged to book yourself on the same flight.
Students should make arrangements for a multi-city flight with the first flight going directly to Prague (arriving in Prague on 6/3/2014) and the return flight coming from London (departing from London on 7/7/2014). If, you decide to stay longer in Europe, then your return flight will depend on your travel schedule.
The flight to Prague should be for arrival on June 2 and the return flight from London should be for departure on July 7 unless you are making arrangements to stay longer.
Transportation from Prague to Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Milan, Interlaken, Geneva, Paris, Caen and London will be provided as a part of the program fee. We will be visiting several businesses, and we will be making several cultural stops. You will also have plenty of free time to explore visited cities on your own time.
Preparing For the Trip
Acquiring A Passport
If you need to obtain a passport, go to http://travel.state.gov/ for more information. We suggest you obtain your passport at the earliest possible time after submitting your application. It can take 4 months or more to receive your passport.
Do I Need A Visa?
No visa is required for American students traveling with a U.S. passport. If you are traveling with a non-US passport, be sure to check the travel requirements for your particular passport at http://www.immihelp.com/visas/schengenvisa/requirements-exemptions.html.
If your country is on this list, you will need to apply for a Schengen Visa. All information needed is included at http://www.immihelp.com/visas/schengenvisa/application.html.
You will also need to check the travel requirements for your specific passport for the UK at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/do-you-need-a-visa/. If your country is on this list, you will need to apply for a UK Visa. All information needed is included at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/general-info/.
Applying for a Schengen Visa and/or a UK Visa is an involved process. Starting the process early will be extremely important.
Trip Cancellation Policy
Baylor's Study Abroad Office policy on program cancellations is guided primarily by the U.S. Department of State's travel advisories for U.S. citizens worldwide. If the Department of State issues a "Travel Warning" for a particular country or region of the world, the Study Abroad Office cancels programs to that destination.
If we have students in the affected countries, we require them to leave their program and the affected area immediately. If the Study Abroad Office cancels a program, we try to facilitate the students' return to the home campus in whatever way possible.