Published on

Published in: Travel
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide


  1. 1. MIDDLE EUROPE JULY 3 – 25, 2011 — SESSION 2 Return of the Lions to Saint Marks Square Gondoliers transport a statue of a winged lion to St. Marks Square during a ceremony in Venice23 Days/22 NightsVenice/Ljubljana/Budapest/Bratislava/Vienna/Prague/Dresden/BerlinCOURSE:INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DISPUTERESOLUTION (3 CREDITS)PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR:MICHAEL H. GRAHAMUNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAWPROGRAM FEE INCLUDES: ♦ 22 overnight stays in superior tourist SCHEDULE OF EVENTS class hotels with private bathrooms, double occupancy ♦ 22 breakfasts daily see a mix of Baroque and Art Noveau Day 1 Flight to Venice Sat., 2July2011 ♦ 13 lectures; 1 exam; 3 credit hours styles as well as the Dragon Bridge Board your overnight flight to Venice! ♦ Full-time University of Miami Program and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the city’s • Your adventure begins as you fly only cathedral,. Rest of the evening is Director ♦ Guest Lecturer through the night to Venice, Italy. at leisure. Overnight in Ljubljana ♦ Services of experienced Contiki Tour Manager as per the itinerary Day 2 Venice Sun., 3July2011 Day 5 Ljubljana to Budapest Wed., 6July2011 ♦ Select guides and entrances to Arrival in Venice • 1st Day of Program This morning check out of Ljubljana special attractions as per the itinerary Touch down at Marco Polo Airport hotel for coach travel to Budapest ♦ Hire of local air-conditioned coach [VCE], Venice. Make your own way to widely regarded as one of the most and driver as required including all hotel for check-in after 2PM. SPECIAL beautiful cities in Europe. Check in tolls, parking and fuel costs as per the NOTE: itinerary hotel after 2PM; rest of afternoon at ● Students in the LEAP segment, Session leisure. Overnight in Budapest ♦ Classroom style conference rooms in Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Berlin 1, continuing in the MIDDLE EUROPE ♦ 1 roundtrip motorboat transfer to St. segment must arrive today; make their Day 6 Budapest Thu., 7July2011 Mark’s Square in Central Venice own way to the hotel and check-in after Class ● This morning you will join ♦ All state & local taxes for land 2PM. Professor Graham for class, services ● Students in the GREECE & ITALY “International Civil Dispute Resolution”. segment, Session 1 continuing in the Sightseeing tour of Budapest ● This MIDDLE EUROPE segment remain at their afternoon you will be taken on aINCLUDED SIGHTSEEING TOURS: hotel in Venice. ■ Orientation tour of Venice sightseeing tour of Budapest by coach. ■ Orientation tour of Ljubljana Overnight in Venice Overnight in Budapest ■ Sightseeing tour of Budapest conducted by a local tour guide Day 3 Venice Mon., 4July2011 Motorboat ride to Central Venice and Day 7 Budapest Fri., 8July2011 ■ Orientation tour of Vienna ■ Sightseeing tour of Prague conducted Orientation tour ● This morning you will Class ● This morning you will join by a local tour guide be taken on a motorboat ride to central Professor Graham for class, ■ Orientation tour of Dresden Venice for a basic orientation tour. You “International Civil Dispute Resolution”. ■ Sightseeing tour of Berlin conducted will have some time to explore central Visit to Parliament ● This afternoon by a local tour guide Venice on your own before returning by you will be taken on a tour of motorboat late evening. Perhaps take an Parliament with a local tour guide. optional gondola ride through the canals Free afternoon. Explore Budapest atEXCLUSIONS of Venice with dinner included at an your own pace. Perhaps do more ■ International flights ■ Transfer from airport to hotel in Italian restaurant (approx. 50 Euros) sightseeing—take in the Natural Venice arranged through Contiki. Overnight in History Museum, the largest ■ Transfer from hotel to airport in Berlin Venice synagogue in Europe (Dohány Street ■ Customary gratuities for Contiki tour Synagogue); the largest medicinal bath director, local guide and driver Day 4 Venice to Ljubljana Tue., 5July2011 in Europe (Széchenyi Medicinal Bath). ■ Porterage This morning check out of Venice hotel Overnight in Budapest ■ Personal Travel and Health Insurance for coach travel to Ljubljana, the capital ■ Beverages ■ Public transportation to free time and largest city of Slovenia. Day 8 Budapest Sat., 9July2011 activities Sightseeing Tour of Ljubljana ● Your Class ● This morning you will join Contiki Tour Manager will take you on a Professor Graham for class, walking tour of the city where you will “International Civil Dispute Resolution”. Page | 33
  2. 2. SCHOOL OF LAWSUMMER ABROAD PROGRAMSin association withHolidays, Inc. Dragon Statue at Zmajski Bridge—Lujbljana, SloveniaDay 8 Budapest (cont.) Sat., 9July2011 our arrival in Prague and a walking tour of Free time in Berlin ● Perhaps visit popularFree afternoon ● On your last day relax a the Castle and center of town. Rest of destinations such as the Brandenburg Gate,little or do some last minute shopping. evening free. Overnight in Prague Checkpoint Charlie, and the remainingOvernight in Budapest stretches of the Berlin Wall and the Wall Day 14 Prague Fri., 15July2011 Victims Memorial or just relax and take inDay 9 Sun., 10July2011 Class ● This morning you will join the city’s contemporary skyscrapers.Budapest to Vienna via Bratislava Professor Graham for class, “International Overnight in BerlinThis morning check out of Budapest hotel Civil Dispute Resolution”.for travel by coach to Vienna with a stop in Free afternoon ● See the Astronomical Day 20 Berlin Thu., 21July2011Bratislava for a panoramic tour and lunch Clock, stroll across Charles Bridge or visit Class ● This morning you will joinon your own before continuing our journey the shopping malls. Rest of afternoon at Professor Graham for class, “Internationalto Vienna for the next 5 days. Check into leisure. Overnight in Prague Civil Dispute Resolution”.Vienna hotel; rest of day at leisure. Visit to Reichstag ● This afternoon yourOvernight in Vienna Day 15 Prague Sat., 16July2011 Contiki Tour Manager will take you by Class ● This morning you will join coach for a tour of the Reichstag ParliamentDay 10 Vienna Mon., 11July2011 Professor Graham for class, “International Building. Rest of evening free. Overnight inClass ● This morning you will join Civil Dispute Resolution”. BerlinProfessor Graham for class, “International Free afternoon ● Maybe explore some ofCivil Dispute Resolution”. the museums including the Sex Machines Day 21 Berlin Fri., 22July2011Laundry Day ● Your Contiki Tour Manager Museum, see the John Lennon Wall, or a Class ● This morning you will joinwill provide you with details. classical music concert to name a few. Professor Graham for class, “InternationalSightseeing Tour of Vienna ● This Overnight in Prague Civil Dispute Resolution”.afternoon after class you will be taken by More free time in Berlin ● Today why notyour Contiki Tour Manager on an Day 16 Prague Sun., 17July2011 visit one of the many art and historyorientation tour of Vienna. Rest of day at Class ● This morning you will join museums. Overnight in Berlinleisure. Overnight in Vienna Professor Graham for class, “International Civil Dispute Resolution”. Day 22 Berlin Sat., 23July2011Day 11 Vienna Tue., 12July2011 Free afternoon ● This is your last afternoon Class ● This morning you will joinClass ● This morning you will join in Prague so you can use your afternoon to Professor Graham for class, “InternationalProfessor Graham for class, “International do some shopping or visit any sites you Civil Dispute Resolution”.Civil Dispute Resolution”. missed. Overnight in Prague Free afternoon ● Use the afternoon to studyFree afternoon ● You may want to visit for your final exam. Overnight in Berlinmajor tourist attractions such as the Day 17 Mon., 18July2011imperial palaces of Hofburg and Prague to Berlin via Dresden Morning check out of Prague hotel and Day 23 Berlin Sun., 24July2011Schönbrunn also home to the oldest zoo and travel by coach to Dresden. Free morning to study ● Use the morningthe Lipizzaner horses. Overnight in Vienna Orientation Tour of Dresden ● Orientation to catch up on any final studying beforeDay 12 Vienna Wed., 13July2011 tour and lunch on your own before our final your exam this afternoon.Class ● This morning you will join journey to Berlin. Check in to Berlin hotel; EXAM ● This afternoon you will take yourProfessor Graham for class, “International rest of afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Berlin final exam for Professor Graham for yourCivil Dispute Resolution”. class, “International Civil Dispute Resolution.”Free afternoon ● This is your last afternoon Day 18 Berlin Tue., 19July2011 Free afternoon ● This is your last afternoonin Vienna so you can use your afternoon to Walking Tour of Berlin ● This morning you in Berlin so you may want to use yourdo some shopping or visit any sites you will be taken on a walking tour of Berlin afternoon to visit any sites you missed.missed. Overnight in Vienna with a local tour guide. Rest of afternoon at Overnight in Berlin leisure. Overnight in BerlinDay 13 Thu., 14July2011 Day 24 Berlin Mon, 25July2011Vienna to Prague with stop in Kutna Hora Day 19 Berlin Wed., 20July2011 FLIGHT HOMEThis morning check out of Vienna hotel and Class ● This morning you will join End of MIDDLE EUROPE Segment-Session 2.travel by coach to the World Heritage Site Professor Graham for class, “International After breakfast, check out of hotel. Makeof Kutna Hora, and explore a Gothic Civil Dispute Resolution” and Guest Lecturer. your own way to the airport for your returnOssuary and have lunch on your own before flight home. Page | 34
  3. 3. Parliament Building, BudapestThe domed, neo-Gothic parliament building, ca. 1904, lies on the Pest side of the Danube river in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. ACADEMIC PROGRAM THE COURSE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DISPUTE RESOLUTION (3 CREDITS)OVERVIEW Professor Michael H. Graham, University of Miami School The University of Miami School of law proudly announcesits MIDDLE EUROPE four-week segment in Session 2 of our 2011 of Law. This course will cover transnational civil litigationSummer Abroad Programs. Students enrolled in the MIDDLE initiated outside of the United States; recognition andEUROPE segment, Session 2, will take one 3-credit course entitled enforcements of foreign judgments in the United States;International Civil Dispute Resolution. In the morning an recognition and enforcement of United States judgmentsOrientation Meeting and first day of classes will be conducted in foreign countries; foreign sovereign immunity; the Actin Budapest on Thursday morning, July 7. After your morning of State doctrine; and mediation and arbitration.class you will be taken on a sightseeing tour by coach. Twelveadditional classes each of 160 minutes duration, with the THE FACULTYexception of the last four classes that are 165 minutes duration, MICHAEL H. GRAHAM, Professor of Law at theare scheduled in total between July 8 and 23 in Vienna, Prague University of Miami School of Law, received a B.S.E. fromand Berlin. In Berlin a one hour guest lecture on the GermanLegal System will be conducted immediately after the first day the University of Pennsylvania in 1964 and a J.D. in 1967of class. The examination will be held Sunday, July 24, from from Columbia Law School. Professor Graham hasapproximately 2:00PM-6:00PM. The program concludes the day taught evidence, civil procedure, conflict of laws, trialafter the examination in Berlin on Monday, July 25. Students advocacy, and transnational litigation. He has writtencheck out of their hotel and return home. eleven books and numerous articles in the field of All courses comply with the standards of the American Bar evidence including a textbook and nutshell for students.Association and the Association of American Law Schools.Students should contact their present law school regarding thepossibility of accelerated graduation, and, where appropriate,converting semester credits to a quarter system. Uponcompletion of your selection(s) of the 2011 study abroadprograms, an official transcript from the University of Miamiwill be mailed to the student’s law school and confirmation willbe mailed to the student’s present address. The University ofMiami School of Law employs an A, B+, B, C+, C, C-, D, and Fgrading system. The transferability of credits will bedetermined by the student’s present law school. Inquiry shouldbe made in advance of application. Each student who enrolls in one other 3-credit course inSession 1 of their Summer Abroad Program will earn a total ofsix credits. Franciscan Church of Pest, Central Budapest Page | 35
  4. 4. Sunday, July 24th, approximately 2:00-6:00PM. The program concludes the day after examination in Berlin on Monday, July 25th. Students check out of their hotel, make their own way to the airport and return home. The MIDDLE EUROPE segment is a comprehensive and inclusive segment of our Summer Abroad Programs. An exciting array of sightseeing and guided tours from the start of your journey in Venice to your journey’s end in Berlin are included at program expense. Accommodations, transportation and sightseeing aspects of the MIDDLE EUROPE segment, Session 2, encompassing Venice/ Ljubljana/ Budapest/ Bratislava/ Vienna/ Prague/ Kutna Hora/ Dresden/ Berlin will be arranged exclusively by Contiki Holidays.Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany COURSE MATERIALS All courses will be self-contained. Books and other required course materials will be provided in advance of departure from the United States to Venice for the MIDDLE EUROPE segment Session 2 for the required course, International Civil Dispute Resolution. All courses will be taught in English. TRAVEL DESTINATIONS OVERVIEW The MIDDLE EUROPE segment, Session 2, will begin July 3rd and end July 25th, 2011. The MIDDLE EUROPE segment will be presented by Contiki Holidays, the world’s largest travel company for 18-35 year olds for over 45 years. The program commences upon arrival in Venice (3 nights) on Sunday, July 3, 2011. From Venice we depart early morning and travel to Ljubljana for one night. We then travel by coach to Budapest for 4 nights. The next morning after arrival an orientation National Theater in Bratislava meeting and first day of classes is scheduled followed by a sightseeing tour of Budapest in the afternoon. Our next stop is a CITIES VISITED visit to Bratislava where you will be given a panoramic tour and ITALY some time to explore on your own before we arrive in Prague, VENICE (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venesia or Venexia) is a Czech Republic, where we conduct 3 more class days. Our final city in northern Italy, the capital of region Veneto. Venice journey takes us to Berlin, Germany, for 4 more class days with makes you a believer in fairy tales. Cars are banned, so the only a stopover in Dresden. The exam will be conducted in Berlin on way to get around the 1,500-year-old city is by foot or by water. Page | 36
  5. 5. Palace of Justice, ViennaFrom these vantage points, youll be awed by the magical More than two million people live in the capital – one fifthbeauty. La Serenissima, "the most serene one," is filled with of the population – and everything converges here: roads andpalaces and art, fine shopping and excellent food. Relax in rail lines; air travel (Ferihegy is the countrys only civilianPiazza San Marco, visit the basilicas, drink a bellini at Harrys airport); industry, commerce and culture; opportunities, wealthBar and wander the alleyways and bridges. and power. Like Paris, the city has a history of revolutions – in Together with Padua, the city is included in the Padua- 1849, 1918 and 1956 – buildings, parks and avenues on aVenice Metropolitan Area. Venice has been known as the "La monumental scale, and a reputation for hedonism, style andDominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of parochial pride. In short, Budapest is a city worthy ofWater", "City of Bridges", and "The City of Light". The city comparison with other great European capitals.stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Surveying Budapest from the embankments or the bastionsLagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater of Várhegy (Castle Hill), its easy to see why the city waslagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the dubbed the "Pearl of the Danube". Its grand buildings andPo (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers. It is considered by sweeping bridges look magnificent, especially when floodlit ormany to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. illuminated by the barrage of fireworks that explode above the Danube every August 20, St Stephens Day. The eclectic inner-SLOVENIA city and radial boulevards combine brash commercialism with a LJUBLJANA. The Slovene capital curls under its castle- fin-de-siècle sophistication, while a distinctively Magyartopped hill, an old centre marooned in the shapeless modernity character is highlighted by the sounds and appearance of thethat stretches out across the plain, a vital and self-consciously Hungarian language at every turn.growing capital. The citys sights are only part of the picture; The River Danube—which is never blue—determines basicfirst and foremost Ljubljana is a place to meet people and to get orientation, with Buda on the hilly west bank and Pest coveringinvolved in the nightlife – the buildings just provide the the plain across the river. More precisely, Budapest is dividedbackdrop. into 23 districts (kerület), designated on maps and street signs by Roman numerals; many quarters also have a historic name.HUNGARY In Buda, the focus of attention is the I district, comprising the BUDAPEST. Budapest, "Queen of the Danube," is steeped in Várhegy and the Víziváros (Watertown); the XI, XII, II and IIIhistory, culture and natural beauty. Get your camera ready for districts are worth visiting for Gellért-hegy, the Buda Hills,the Roman ruins of the Aquincum Museum, Heroes Square and Óbuda and Római-Fürdo. Pest is centred on the downtownStatue Park, resting place for the statues of fallen Communist Belváros (V district), while beyond the Kiskörút (Smallleaders. Dont miss the 300-foot dome of St. Stephens Basilica, Boulevard) lie the VI, VII, VIII and IX districts, respectivelythe landmark Chain Bridge or a ride up the funicular to known as the Terézváros, Erzsébetváros, Józsefváros andmedieval Castle Hill. For a change of pace, take your time in the Ferencváros.citys many museums, picnic at Margaret Island or relax in athermal bath. Page | 37
  6. 6. are the wonderful Jugendstil and early Modernist buildings, products of the era of Freud, Klimt, Schiele, Mahler and Schönberg, when the citys famous coffeehouses were filled with intellectuals from every corner of the empire. Without doubt, this was Viennas golden age, after which all has been decline: with the end of the empire in 1918, the city was reduced from a metropolis of over two million, capital of a vast empire of fifty million, to one of barely more than 1.5 million and federal capital of a small country of just eight million souls. Vienna is still an inspiring city to visit, with one of the worlds greatest art collections in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, world-class orchestras and a superb architectural heritage. Its also an eminently civilized place, clean, safe (for the most part) and peopled by citizens who do their best to live up to their reputation for Gemütlichkeit, or "coziness". And despite its ageing population, its also a city with a lively nightlife, with plenty of late-opening Musikcafés and drinking holes. Even Viennas restaurants, long famous for quantity over quality, have discovered more innovative ways of cooking and are now supplemented by a wide range of ethnic restaurants. Most first-time visitors spend the majority of their time in Viennas central district, the Innere Stadt. Retaining much of its labyrinthine street layout, its the citys main commercial district, packed with shops, cafés and restaurants. The chief sight here is the Stephansdom, Viennas finest Gothic edifice, standing at the districts pedestrianized centre. Tucked into the southwest corner of the Innere Stadt is the Hofburg, the former imperial palace and seat of the Habsburgs, now housing aThe Prunksaal, or State Hall, at the National Library in Vienna. The fresco paintings are whole host of museums, the best of which is the Schatzkammer,by Danil Gran. home to the crown jewels.SLOVAKIA BRATISLAVA. Just 60km east of Vienna—has two distinctsides: the old quarter is an attractive slice of Habsburg Baroque,while the rest of the city has the drab, concrete looks of theaverage East European metropolis. Indeed, more buildingshave been destroyed here since World War II than werebombed out during it, including virtually the whole Jewishquarter, which was bulldozed to make way for a colossalsuspension bridge and highway. Much has been done recently,however, to spruce the city up, and the paved streets andsquares of the old town are now abuzz with cafés and bars.Thanks to its large student population and position at themeeting-point of three nations (Bratislava lies very close to boththe Austrian and Hungarian frontiers), the city has a lively,cosmopolitan atmosphere—and with none of the sightseeingcrowds of Prague, it makes for a pleasant place to spend acouple of days.AUSTRIA VIENNA. Most people visit Vienna with a vivid image of thecity in their minds: a monumental vision of Habsburg palaces,trotting white horses, old ladies in fur coats and mountains offat cream cakes. And theyre unlikely to be disappointed, for thecity positively feeds off imperial nostalgia – High Baroquechurches and aristocratic mansions pepper the Innere Stadt,monumental projects from the late nineteenth century line theRingstrasse. Just as compelling as the old Habsburg stand-bys Johann Strauss Monument in Stadtpark-Vienna Page | 38
  7. 7. Nowadays, a showpiece boulevard called the Ringstrasse is modern shopping malls and department stores that offerused and abused by cars and buses as a ring road, though its fashionable clothing, electronics, shoes, cosmetics, and a varietystill punctuated with the most grandiose public buildings of of restaurants and entertainment.late-imperial Vienna, one of which is home to the citys new The history of Prague and the Czech Republic is intricatelycultural centre, the Museumsquartier, and another of which linked with the development of Prague Castle, or “Hrad.”houses the famous Kunsthistorisches Museum. Beyond the Today, the castle complex encompasses numerous PragueRingstrasse lie Viennas seven Vorstädte, or inner suburbs, attractions: St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, St. George’swhose outer boundary is marked by the traffic-clogged Gürtel Basilica, the Powder Tower, and other monuments, courtyards,(literally "belt"), or ring road. The highlight out here is the and historic buildings. No trip to the Czech Republic isBelvedere, where you can see a wealth of paintings by Austrias complete without exploring Prague Castle.pre-eminent trio of modern artists—Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt The oldest, most famous clock in Prague is on the side walland Oskar Kokoschka – followed by the Prater, east of the of the Old Town Hall. This 15th century ornamentalDanube Canal, with its famous Ferris wheel and funfair. On the astronomical clock has glittering gold hands and complexwhole, theres little reason to venture beyond the Gürtel into the calibrated wheels, and it doesnt just indicate the time. SymbolsVororte, or outer suburbs, except to visit Schönbrunn, the of the zodiac display the course of the heavens, and when theHabsburgs former summer residence, a masterpiece of Rococo bell tolls each hour, windows fly open and mechanical apostles,excess and an absolute must if only for the wonderful gardens. led by Jesus Christ, the skeleton of death, and sinners’ parade in circles for the assembled crowds to enjoy.CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE. Prague is a city known for its beauty, history,nightlife, and culture. In addition, Prague is one of the mosttolerant and most diverse cities in Eastern and Central Europe.The locals are modern, up-to-the-minute Europeans, ex-patsthrive in carved-out pockets of the city, and tourists are neverbored. Prague is extremely easy to get around. Praguetransportation includes buses, taxis, and a metro. Be aware,though, that to see Prague the right way, you will have to do alot of walking. Having a good Prague street map (buy direct)can help you find your way around Prague.Old Town and New Town Prague are connected by CharlesBridge. You can shop for traditional Czech souvenirs in OldTown Prague (think garnets, puppets, and antiques) and crossCharles Bridge into New Town. New Town contains many Triple Bridge, Ljubljana-Slovenia Page | 39
  8. 8. Nowadays, it is marked by hard contrasts: most of the famous buildings have been restored or rebuilt from scratch; the Neustadt, formerly a beggars quarter, is flourishing to a surprising extent; various parks and recreational areas contribute to its beauty. Dresdens most impressive bridge, the "Blue Wonder" (Blaues Wunder), connects Blasewitz and Loschwitz. Among the sights one shouldnt miss are the castles Albrechtsburg Schloß and Schloß Eckberg (now a luxury hotel). Especially when seen from the other side of river Elbe, Loschwitzs villas and châteaus afford a fantastic view. By far Dresdens most lively district, the Outer Neustadt is the area to the northeast of Albertplatz. Originally an economically and culturally unimportant poor mans quarter, itGrosser Garten Palace, Dresden was neglected by British and American bombers in World WarGrosser Garten Palace, Dresden II. After the War, young folks and bohemian artists took over the neighborhood and deeply influenced the character it now has. Some of the pubs and clubs that had emerged during theGrosser Garten Palace, Dresden Communist regime, like the Planwirtschaft , do still exist, even Visit museums (the Sex Machines Museum is very though their appearance and character have altered since then.popular), meet new friends at clubs, have a traditional meal at a The list of places to visit encompasses bars like Dejà Vu orCzech restaurant, or go exploring on your own. Pragues Scheunecafe, innovative upscale boutiques such as Koma , themuseums cover many subjects, from art and artists, to sex and gorgeous Martin Luther Church and Pfunds Molkerei, billingtorture. Whether youre looking for indoor activities to pass a itself the worlds most beautiful milk shop.rainy day or are seeking to enhance your cultural knowledge,Prague has a number of museums to choose from dependingupon your preferences.GERMANY DRESDEN. Saxonys capital Dresden is located in what oncewas called Valley of the Clueless; as the city is encircled bymountains and hills, the signals of the West German TV stationsnever seemed to reach Saxonys antennas, forcing them to watchthe propaganda programs the Socialist party had hatched up forthem. Once an important cultural and commercial metropolisfeaturing Germanys then most impressive architecture, Brandenburg Gate after Reopening, BerlinDresden was practically wiped out over two nights of air raidsin February, 1945. The city has recently undergone much BERLIN. The division of Berlin into zones of occupation inrenovation and is now reaching the splendor it once had. 1945, although seemingly arbitrary, followed existing local government boundaries, and the dual profile which emerged was by no means solely a product of the Cold War. In his famous interwar collection of short stories, Goodbye to Berlin, Christopher Isherwood wrote: Berlin is a city with two centres – the cluster of expensive hotels, bars, cinemas, shops around the Memorial Church, a sparkling nucleus of light, like a sham diamond, in the shabby twilight of the town; and the self- conscious civic centre of buildings around the Unter den Linden, carefully arranged. The latter, the political and cultural core of the Imperial German capital, duly became the heart of East Berlin and of the GDR, while the former quickly adapted itself to the makeshift role of city centre. Because of the decades of division, the reunited city found itself with two of almost everything, but the rationalization process has already reduced the duplication quite markedly, and will eliminate it almost entirely over the course of the next decade.Berlin Wall & Brandenburg Gate, Germany Page | 40
  9. 9. Dom, Berlin Although never a conventionally beautiful city, Berlin has Contiki has scoured Europe’s hotspots and found the bestmuch fine architecture, as well as an extraordinary spread of places to stay. All of Contiki’s hotel rooms have privatemuseums which collectively rank among the very richest on the facilities and a selection of modern conveniences. Superior hotelplanet. It also has a wide range of bars and restaurants, a accommodations offer you all the best that Europe has to offer.vibrant nightlife and strong traditions in the performing arts. Hotels have been chosen by Contiki throughout the continentBecause it occupies a vast geographical area, one interrupted by that put you right where you want to be—close to the life anda plethora of parks, forests and lakes, Berlin is not a place that is color of a city and surrounded by an array of sights and sounds.appreciated easily or quickly. All hotel accommodations are twin share and breakfast is included daily. CONTIKI HOLIDAYS Classes will be held in air-conditioned classroom seating The MIDDLE EUROPE segment will be presented in style rooms in designated hotel conference rooms in Budapest,cooperation with Contiki Holidays, the world’s largest travel Vienna, Prague and Berlin.company for 18 to 35 year olds for over 45 years. All logistical Contiki Holidays offers the perfect mix with centrallycomponents of the MIDDLE EUROPE segment are being arranged located hotels near the heart of cities, suburban hotels with aby Contiki Holidays. higher level of quality and are usually within easy access of city centers, traditional European hotels that offer a better taste of the unique local life and resort hotels that provide something truly special to your summer study abroad experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION All hotel arrangements provided by Contiki Holidays are subject to availability. If required, hotels of similar quality willCOMPUTER ACCESS/LAPTOPS be substituted. From Venice through Berlin, computer access will beavailable in some of the hotels, for a fee, and in local internet HOTEL BOOKINGScafés. Laptops/notebooks are cumbersome, possess a risk of All hotel arrangements are provided by Contiki Holidaysbeing lost or stolen, accessibility of hookups is spotty at best, and subject to availability. If required, hotels of similar qualityetc. Students should exercise their own discretion in bringing will be substituted.laptops. Laptops/Notebooks will not be required for classparticipation. ROOMMATES On the continent in Venice (Italy), Ljubljana (Slovenia),ACCOMMODATIONS AND CLASSROOM LOCATIONS Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), Prague (Czech Venice, Ljubljana, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Republic), and Berlin (Germany), for 22 nights students willDresden, Berlin housing will be at Superior Tourist Class hotels share twin rooms at Superior Tourist Class hotels with privateto ensure your comfort. This means you’ll be closer to where facilities. Students may elect to share accommodations withthe action is making it easier to get the most out of the vibrant another gender provided both parties make the same request.city center. Traveling Superior means traveling in style, so Given the number of days involved, students are advised to Page | 41
  10. 10. transfer for departure from the Berlin hotel to Berlin airport at program’s end. Early booking is essential as Venice, Athens, and London are very popular tourist destinations. Check out the following websites for more details and book early to get the best price: http://isecard.com/studentflights/airfares/group.html, www. easyjet.com, www.ryanair.com, www.skyscanner.net, www.kayak.com. Be sure to include in your travel arrangements departure from your final destination at program’s end. PASSPORTS AND VISAS Every applicant must be in possession of the appropriate documentation prior to departure. It is each participant’s responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for the Summer Abroad Programs destinations. U.S. citizens only need a passport valid for at least six months after the end of the MIDDLE EUROPE segment. Other nationalities are responsible for obtaining any travel documents and/or verifying entry requirements necessary for each country of travel and/or transit for the University of Miami School of Law Summer Abroad Programs. Entry laws differ with respect to travelers’ citizenship. Foreign passports must also be valid for at least six months after the end of each program segment. The University of Miami cannot obtain personal travel documents for students or assume responsibility for notice of countries’ current requirements. The University of MiamiHofburg, the Imperial Palace, detail of a fountain-Vienna School of Law recommends that you apply for any necessary visas with a visa service. These websites www.zvs.com orstrongly consider whether they would like to room with www.traveldocs.com can help you through the process.someone they know rather than be randomly assigned aroommate.TRANSPORTATION Students not enrolled in any of the segments in Session 1who are enrolled in the MIDDLE EUROPE segment in Session 2commencing on Sunday, July 4th, are expected to make theirown arrangements for air transportation from the United Statesto Venice, Italy, departing on Saturday, July 3rd, for arrival atVenice Marco Polo Airport [VCE] the following morning. Students coming from the GREECE & ITALY segment inSession 1, who are also enrolled in the MIDDLE EUROPE segmentin Session 2, upon conclusion of the GREECE & ITALY segmentwill continue to remain at their hotel in Venice forcommencement of the MIDDLE EUROPE segment in Session 2commencing on Sunday, July 4th. Students from the LEAP (London/English Coun-tryside/Amsterdam/Paris, including The Hague, Brussels, andBrugge) segment in Session 1 who are also enrolled in theMIDDLE EUROPE segment, Session 2, will make their ownarrangements for air transportation from London to Venice,Italy, at the conclusion of the LEAP segment departing onSunday, July 3rd, for arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport[VCE] the same day. Students are responsible for their own transfer upon arrivalat the Venice airport to the Venice hotel and for their own Mozart Memorial in Burggarten Park Page | 42
  11. 11. Expenses, must be received by March 31, 2011. Applications received after the March 31st deadline, which are accompanied by the registration fee, guarantee tuition deposit, and payment(s) then due, will be considered subject to space and accommodation availability. STUDENT LOANS/FINANCIAL AID The financial aid budget available for the 2011 Summer Abroad Program segments is adequate to meet all your financial needs associated with your summer study of law abroad but it is not generous. The Staffords are still at $8,500 Subsidized and 12,000 Unsubsidized per year. The interest rates are at 6.8%, but may change next July 1st. In addition to the federally regulated Stafford loan, students can also apply for a Graduate Plus loan, which together fund the full cost of the program. The Grad Plus, would cover any difference between the student’s Staffords up to the budget cost of the program. The Grad plus interest rate is at 8.5%. The Graduate Plus loan is also a guaranteed federally regulated loan employing the same processing system as the Stafford loan. Both loans should be applied for at the same time, if needed. All Miami students eligible for student loans may apply on line at www.law.miami.edufinaid. Upon registration full details will be provided by the Financial Aid Office of the University of Miami School of Law. Applications for financialSt. Ignatius of Loyola Slaying the Demon, St. Nicolas Church, Prague aid must be completed by the end of March 2011. All visiting students must apply through their home schoolLUGGAGE and check with their financial aid office regarding processing of Coaches have limited space for luggage. Luggage is consortium agreements, loans, and check disbursements inrestricted to a maximum suitcase size of 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x order to ensure timely disbursements of funds. All registration50cm x25cm) and maximum weight of 44 lbs. (20 kg) plus one fees, tuition and housing costs for all segments in bothsmall hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. Your Session 1 and Session 2 must be paid for in full beforecarry-on will not look anything like what you are used to commencement of the first segment in Session 1.carrying on board an airplane in the overhead bins—absolutelyno rollaboards (wheels) will be allowed inside the coach. Thesize of your carry-on bag is limited to the size of a handbag orvery small collapsible soft-sided bag that will fit under yourcoach seat or in the overhead racks. No external metal framebackpacks are allowed. Their bulky shape makes coach packingdifficult and the overhead racks on the coaches are very limitedand narrow in space. Students with excess luggage may berequired to ship their excess luggage at their own expense.ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Any student in good standing at a law school who willhave completed one year of academic work prior to June 30,2011, is eligible for the program, as are law graduates. Studentsattending a law school other than the University of MiamiSchool of Law will be required to furnish a letter of goodstanding before the Program begins. The University of MiamiSchool of Law reserves the discretion to request additionalinformation evidencing the applicant’s suitability to attend theany of the 2011 segments of the Summer Abroad Programs. Applications accompanied by the $250 registration fee andguarantee tuition deposit of $300 for each segment in whichregistered, the latter to be credited against Tuition and Related Stone Carving at Prague Castle Page | 43
  12. 12. cities, special accommodations requests must be made at the same time of application to permit time for evaluation. For further information, please contact the University of Miami School of Law Disabilities Services at area code (305) 284- 2599. CANCELLATION OR TERMINATION OF PROGRAM The MIDDLE EUROPE segment in Session 2 is being offered subject to change or cancellation by the University of Miami School of Law depending on sufficient enrollment and availability of faculty members. If cancellation of the MIDDLE EUROPE segment in Session 1 occurs after a deposit has been paid, the program director will use his best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires. If the MIDDLE EUROPE segment in Session 1 is cancelled for any reason, all monies advanced by the student will be refunded within twenty-one (21) days after the date of cancellation. CANCELLATION BY STUDENT PRIOR TO MAKING FINAL PAYMENT Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to the University of Miami School of Law Summer Abroad Programs office. The deposit [excluding the $250 registration fee] made at time of registration will be refundable for cancellations made in writing and received by the University of Miami School of Law Summer Abroad Programs office by email or fax before the March 31st deadline. All deposits will be non-refundable for cancellationsThousands of skulls and bones festoon interior of a Gothic Ossuary, Kutna Hora Czech Rep. received after the March 31st deadline for whatever reason. No exceptions!!!HEALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE Students must obtain and provide proof of health insurance CANCELLATION BY STUDENT FOLLOWING MAKINGthat provides reimbursement for health care abroad and should FINAL PAYMENT FOR MIDDLE EUROPE SEGMENTconsult their home school or current insurance policy to Students who have paid in full who voluntarily withdrawdetermine health insurance eligibility. In addition, students are for good cause shown following the making of final payment forstrongly advised to consider purchasing travel insurance that any segment in which they are enrolled will receive a refundcovers trip cancellation or interruption. equal to partial tuition and related expenses of $2,250 only. If you do not have the required health coverage or wish toobtain optional travel insurance for travel abroad, theUniversity of Miami School of Law suggests that you apply attime of application. For a complete description of purchasingmedical protection/health insurance, travel insurance coverage,travel accident protection, worldwide emergency assistance andtravel deals and discounts, these websites—www.isecard.com,www.statravel.com, or www.ISICus.com—can help youthrough the process with complete terms, conditions andexclusions. Contiki Holidays will not be offering air and travelinsurance for the portions of the 2011 MIDDLE EUROPE segmentoperated by Contiki Holidays. Students will need to makealternate arrangements for air and travel insurance.DISABLED STUDENTS/SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS The 2011 MIDDLE EUROPE segment will be generallyaccessible to individuals with disabilities and specialaccommodations requests. Given that we are visiting several Exhibits at the Toy and Doll Museum in Vienna, Austria Page | 44
  13. 13. VIEW DIMENSIONS HOW TO REGISTER AND APPLY FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS At the time of your application, if paying by check or money order, you must write two separate checks payable to the “University of Miami School of Law”: (1) for the $250 application fee, and (2) for partial tuition deposit of $300 for your single segment selection in either Session. If enrolled in a segment in each Session, you must pay an additional deposit of $300 to be made on the same check. Payments may also be made by a major credit card and must be included at the time of registration. A passport size photo or similar (headshots only) must also be included with your application. Once your application with the required deposit(s) and your photo has been received, the University of Miami School of Law Summer Abroad Programs office will mail you a confirmation letter and your program details. Students applying near the program deadline should contact the University of Miami School of Law Summer Abroad Program office to confirm that there’s space on the segment(s) you have chosen. ALTERATION IN SEGMENT A great deal of effort has been made into the production of this brochure. The information given and literature produced has been compiled with care and is published in good faith. Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, some itineraries might have to be slightly altered. If this is necessary, alternative schedules will be arranged and every best effort will be made to advise students accordingly.Kronentor at Zwinger Palace-Dresden, GermanyThe Crown Gate or Kronentor of the restored Baroque Zwinger Palace, originallybuilt between 1710 and 1732 after a design by Matthaus Daniel Poppelmann incollaboration with sculptor Balthasar Permoser. PAYMENT SCHEDULE REGISTRATIONSWITCHING SEGMENTS A non-refundable one-time registration fee of $250 and a Students may enroll solely in any one of the four segments deposit of $300 for each segment in which enrolled, the latter to beoffered in Session 1 or Session 2 or may enroll in one segment in credited against Tuition and Related Expenses, must be receivedboth Sessions. Students enrolled in the Greece and Italy with your application by the March 31, 2011 deadline.segment, Session 1, may not enroll in the Italy and Greecesegment, Session 2 and vice versa. Due to all aspects of theSummer Abroad Programs involving logistics, planning andpreparation, there will be no program switching after the March31st deadline.EARLY ARRIVAL Unless you’ve made previous hotel arrangements, it is notnecessary to arrive earlier than the Summer Abroad Programscommencement date for the MIDDLE EUROPE segment. Pre-nightstays in single room hotel accommodations at your ownexpense can be costly.ENROLLMENT Enrollment in the MIDDLE EUROPE segment is limited.Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.REGISTRATION DEADLINE The Buda Castle Registration deadline for all segments is March 31, 2011. Page | 45
  14. 14. PAYING THE BALANCE For those students on financial aid by April 22, 2011 anadditional non-refundable $500 deposit for each segment must be TOTAL COSTSmade payable by check, cash, money order, or credit card made MIDDLE EUROPE – SESSION 2payable to the “University of Miami School of Law” orguaranteed with a credit card as a guarantee against late Application Fee* $ 250cancellation. You must fill out the credit card information onyour application form at time of registration. Your credit cardwill not be charged the additional deposit requirement then due Tuition and Related Expenses $ 2,700pending your financial aid application unless you cancel fromthe program for whatever reason prior to programcommencement. With respect to disbursement of your financialaid loan, it will be your responsibility to make all necessary Accommodations, Transportation, &arrangements through your law school’s financial aid office to Included Excursions $ 3,200ensure that final payment for all monies due will be paid beforecommencement of the program. Otherwise you will beautomatically dropped from the program and will incur a $125 Total Cost $ 6,150penalty fee for reinstatement. For students not on financial aid by April 22, 2011 anadditional non-refundable deposit of $500 for each segment will *One-time fee if participating in Sessions 1 and 2be required payable by check, cash, money order, or credit cardmade payable to the “University of Miami School of Law”. By International Flights to and from the Middle Europe Program in Session 2May 23, 2011 final payment for all monies due will be required and/or from Session 1 (if participating) are not included.for each segment a student is enrolled in. If paying by check, allpayments should be mailed to: University of Miami School ofLaw, Summer Abroad Programs Office, Law Library–RoomG362, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, Florida, 33124-8087. The foregoing payments made to the University of MiamiSchool of Law in April are totally non-refundable. The SummerAbroad Program operates like and with a travel company andlike any travel company it and the travel company arecommitted to numerous non-refundable expenses.Additionally, travel and housing as well as the enrollments arestrictly limited. Students who cancel late prevent other studentsfrom enrolling in the programs. The payment deadlines indicated above will be strictlyadhered to. Failure to make the additional $500 payment byApril 22nd for each segment in which enrolled will result in thestudent being treated as having withdrawn from the program.All prior deposits made will be treated as forfeited. Payments received in April will be refundable only if anapplicant is for any reason refused admission or if a courseoffering is changed or cancelled.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Contact the Summer Abroad Programs Office, Universityof Miami School of Law, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Mondaythrough Friday (closed holidays) at:University of Miami School of LawSummer Abroad Programs OfficeLaw Library – Room G362P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087 or1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 [Express Mail]Tel: (305) 284-3656Fax: (305) 284-9119Email: summerabroad@law.miami.eduwww.law.miami.edu/summerabroadprograms Reichstag Palace panoramic dome-Berlin, Germany Page | 46