The following agreement is designed to protect all participants in Suffolk University’s (SU) study abroad program, known as the Summer Law Program in Lund, Sweden including students, faculty members, SU, and the agencies and individuals cooperating with the University. You, as the student, must sign this form to indicate agreement with provisions and permission to participate.
Name of Program: Fifteenth Annual Summer Law Program in Lund, Sweden
Program Dates: June 21, 2013 – July 15, 2013
General Release: I understand that participation in the Summer Law Program in Lund is entirely voluntary and that any program travel involves some element of risk including travel, to from, and within Sweden.
I agree that, in partial consideration of SU sponsoring the Summer Law Program in Lund and permitting the student to participate, I (including my parents, guardians, and legal representatives) shall not attempt to hold SU, its trustees, officers, employees, faculty, agents and co-sponsoring institutions and their agent(s) liable for any injury, death, or loss to person or property sustained by me while participating in or arising out of any travel or activity conducted by or under the auspices of Suffolk University Law School’s Summer Law Program in Lund (“Program”).
I am fully aware that this release includes all of my travel arrangements. I have been informed that they are my sole responsibility. SU, its trustees, officers, employees, faculty, agents, and co-sponsoring institutions and their agent(s) are not liable in any way for any type of injury, death, or loss that I might suffer as a result of those arrangements.
I also understand that I am fully responsible for any travel, hotel, and subsistence expenses incurred before and/or after the official dates of the program.
Housing: SU does not directly provide housing for participants. SU Has made an arrangement with the University of Lund International Housing Office (LIHO) to provide student housing during the Program and will collect your housing fee on behalf of LIHO. However, I understand that I will enter into a housing agreement directly with the International Housing Office and SU will not be a party to that agreement. If any disagreement arises related to this housing agreement, or about property damage or personal injury connected to the housing I will resolve that disagreement with the International Housing Office and will hold SU harmless for any damage for which I am held responsible. The Suffolk University Law School (SULS) on-site Director will work with me to facilitate resolution of any disagreement between me and the International Housing Office to the extent possible.
Program Changes or Termination: I understand that SU reserves the right to make cancellations, changes, or substitutions in courses or instructors in cases of emergency or changed conditions in the interest of the Program. In the event of cancellation, all money advanced by students shall be refunded within twenty (20) days after the date of cancellation. In case of course cancellation I understand that I will have the right to select another course. I understand that any refunds made for the Program where payment is made to SU will be in accordance with published SULS policies for the academic year in which the Program occurs, unless otherwise stated.
Insurance Coverage: However, I understand that I must have health insurance before I travel to Sweden and it may be necessary for me to cover medical expenses abroad and then apply for reimbursement from the insurance plan afterwards. In such a case, I will be solely responsible for preparing and submitting the claim for reimbursement.
SU requires students planning to operate a motor vehicle overseas to obtain liability and collision insurance that will cover them in the applicable foreign countries. SU also recommends that students insure their personal property from loss or theft.
Medical Treatment: I understand that while I am overseas it is possible that a medical emergency may develop rendering me incapable of authorizing necessary medical care, hospitalization, or surgery. In the event of such a situation, to the extent possible or medically prudent, a Program representative or agent will immediately contact the person that I have designated below as my emergency contact for such authorization prior to such treatment. However, this may not be practical or possible depending upon the nature of the emergency. Therefore, I authorize SU through any of the faculty members participating in the Program, to secure any necessary emergency medical treatment, including the administration of anesthesia and surgery. I understand that such treatment shall be solely at my expense and I agree to reimburse SU for any expenses which it may incur on account of my injury or treatment. I also understand that by this authorization I am not conveying upon SU a general power of attorney to make decisions about my health.
I further agree that I (including my parents, guardians, or legal representatives) shall not attempt to hold SU, its trustees, officers, employees, faculty, agents, and co-sponsoring institutions and their agent(s), liable for any injury or death sustained by me in connection with any medical care, hospitalization or surgery I undergo while participating in the Summer Law Program in Lund.
Voluntary or Involuntary Withdrawal or Dismissal: I understand that all students are subject to SU regulations, Program guidelines, and laws of the host country. In the event of violation of these guidelines, academic failure, or behavior which is detrimental to other students or the Program, the Director of the Program shall have the right to dismiss me from the Program. The Director’s decision will be final and may result in the loss of academic credit and Program fees.
I agree to pay for all costs arising out of my voluntary or involuntary withdrawal from the Program prior to its completion for whatever reason, including withdrawal caused by illness or disciplinary action, as set forth above. I agree that I (including my parents, guardians, and legal representatives) shall not assert claims or hold SU, its trustees, officers, employees, faculty agents, and co-sponsoring institutions and their agent(s) responsible for any costs or losses resulting from said events.
Pledge: I agree to comply fully with the rules of SU and its agents, its host institutions and/or any travel facilities. I agree that SULS has the right to enforce its standards of conduct and that should I fail to comply with them, SU has the right to terminate my participation in the trip with no refund of monies paid. I further agree that the policies of SU and the host institution, if any, may be applied to me as a participant and that SU shall have the right to exercise the policies of SU or the host institution at any time.