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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy
Program Director:
Cook, K.L., Menefee, Charissa
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: English
Online Course Catalog Available: No
Sponsor:
Iowa State
ISU Course:
ENGL 395
Program Description:
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London, Literature and Theater
 
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This 3-week global seminar will be offered in Summer 2018. Dates for the program are TBD. During this 3-week program students will explore cultural and historical contexts in works from authors such as Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway and contemporary writers that are part of London's marvelous multicultural mosaic. Students will also get the opportunity to see plays, view films, and read other literature about London while residing there.

Eligibility requirements:
  • 2.5 GPA
  • ENGL 150 or equivalent
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and majors are welcome to apply!
COURSE INFORMATION
Students participating in this program will receive 3 credits of ENGL 395A (or ENGL 595A). Under­graduates may use ENGL 395A to fulfill the ISU International Perspectives requirement, and graduate students may use Engl 595A as part of their POS, depending upon their major.

While living in London for three weeks -- experiencing its lively arts scene, discussing the literature, films, and theater -- students will also be participating in other events like these:
  • Explore Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, and Holy Trinity Church where he is buried.
  • Attend a performance of the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company at one of its three theatres in Stratford.
  • Visit Charles Dickens' house, Keats' house, and Highgate Cemetery.
  • Travel to many of London's sites including history and art museums, Bloomsbury, and literary and historic pubs.
  • Walk around sites important to wartime London and its war literature (First and Second World Wars).
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COST AND FINANCIAL AID
Budget information is available by clicking here.  Please note that ISUAbroad budget sheets do not allow for the reflection of different rates of ISU tuition by major. Please see the budget sheet notes for more detailed information about expenses. 
Participants may be able to apply their financial aid packages to this program and should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information.

Scholarship information can be found here:
Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study
ISU Scholarships
ISU Financial Aid
INSURANCE
All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day, and it has been built into the cost of the program fee. More information is available at the links below:

CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information

 
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WITHDRAWAL FEES
The application deadline for Summer is March 15th, 2018. Accepted participants will be notified on a rolling basis upon submission of completed application. Once you are accepted to participate, you must either commit to or decline your offer in the ISUAbroad online application system. Those students who commit to participate are officially part of the program and will be responsible for all program costs listed on the ISUAbroad budget sheet. If you withdraw, you will be responsible for the withdrawal penalty outlined below, in addition to all non-recoverable program payments the college is obligated to make on your behalf. Appeals are possible in certain extenuating circumstances, such as family or medical emergencies. Charges will be applied to your U-bill.
 
31-60 days prior to program start date $100
1-30 days prior $200
Start date or after Full study abroad program fee
 
CONTACT
Program Director
Charissa Menefee, PhD
359 Ross Hall
cmenefee@iastate.edu

Program Director
K.L. Cook, PhD
219 Ross Hall
klcook@iastate.edu

LAS Study Abroad Director
Nancy Guthrie
nguthrie@iastate.edu
515-294-1162

LAS study abroad website: https://abroad.las.iastate.edu/