Hannah Richardson
University of Melbourne

"Being in the legal heart of one of the world's global capitals, and adopting a comparative approach, the CTLS is in a unique position to address some of the most pressing issues of the modern era. As the world further globalises, it will become increasingly important for law students to have an understanding of other legal systems and transnational legal issues. The CTLS has given me a more comprehensive education, one relevant to the twenty-first century. I would highly recommend the CTLS to any law student eager not only to explore fascinating legal issues but also to further a career in international or transnational law and to forge exceptional friendships."

Health and safety

Education Abroad Accident and Sickness Insurance and Team Assist Plan (TAP) Emergency Service Provider

All students participating in study abroad or other overseas opportunities arranged by Georgetown University are required to have overseas medical coverage and travel emergency assistance benefits. The University provides this coverage through the Georgetown University World Class Coverage Plan underwritten by ACE American Insurance Company.

Please note that this insurance is a mandatory part of participating in the program. The only exceptions are students who are citizens of the United Kingdom, and students from the University of Fribourg, the University of Torino and Free University of Berlin, whose schools provide CTLS with Certificates of Health Insurance Adequacy for their students. All other students are required to have the insurance, including students from schools in the European Union. Buying your own private insurance will not waive this requirement.

CTLS students will be automatically enrolled in this insurance and will be billed on their Georgetown student accounts. Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semester students will be charged $120.00 per semester. CTLS has created Georgetown student accounts for CTLS students from all participating schools. These accounts are accessed using the student's NetID. Payment to cover the charge must be made by August 4, 2017 for Fall semester students and by December 20, 2017 for Spring semester students, by one of the following methods:

  1. Complete the payment via your MyAccess.
  2. Georgetown Students Only: Pay in person at the Office of Student Accounts (581 McDonough Hall).
  3. To wire the funds to Georgetown Law, you need to contact the Student Accounts office at (202) 662-9057.

Enrollment, Benefit, Cost Information

Claims Information

Description of Coverage and Team Assist Plan (TAP)


The plan also includes emergency medical assistance benefits through its Team Assist Plan (TAP). Services available through TAP include.

  • Provider referral
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Travel and Technical Assistanc

For a complete list of services provided by TAP see Claims and Team Assist Plan Information linked above.

International SOS Travel Assistance

As mentioned above, Students enrolled in the study abroad insurance plan must rely on TAP for medical evacuation and other medical emergency services. Other travel services are provided by International SOS at no additional cost. Before students depart they should register on the ISOS website and read over the information provided at: http://www.internationalsos.com/MasterPortal/default.aspx?membnum=11BCPA000227

Services include:

  • Security Evacuation Services
  • Online tracking of personal travel itineraries
  • Online travel health reports
  • Automated security email alerts
  • Referrals to clinics practicing western medicine

As always, students should be cautious and assume responsibility for their personal safety while traveling. While the United Kingdom benefits from generally low crime rates, incidents of pick pocketing are extremely common. For Georgetown students, more information on this subject is available at http://travel.state.gov/, each student is encouraged to register on the State Department's website at https://step.state.gov/step/.

Current Students

Accessing Health Services

Students can find details of local health services and health advice on the NHS Choices website.

For further useful information and contact details, please see our Safety Information Leaflet.

King's College London Health Centre

CTLS students have access to the King's College London Health Centre, located in the Macadam Building of the Strand Campus:

Kings College London NHS Health Centre
3rd Floor Macadam Building
Surrey Street
London, WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)207 848 2613

As with all General Practice surgeries in the UK, patients must register with the health centre in order to access its services. We recommend that all students register with King's College Health Centre at the beginning of the semester.

A Guide to the NHS for International Students

Counselling and Mental Health Services

CTLS students also have access to the Counselling Service offered by King's College London. Counselling services are usually by appointment only and take place during normal working hours, Monday to Friday.

You can contact the main Counselling Service at the Strand Campus 9.00am – 5.00pm every week day throughout the year apart from when the College is closed. 

In person: speak to an administrator in Student Services enquiries, Level -1 Macadam Building

By phone: +44 (0)207 848 7017

By email: counselling@kcl.ac.uk

Center for Transnational Legal Studies
37-39 High Holborn
London WC1V 6AA, United Kingdom