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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer B-Term, Summer Quarter
  • Budget Sheets: Summer B-Term
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Quarter 2018 01/31/2018 02/07/2018 07/31/2018 08/31/2018
Program Information:

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QUICK FACTS
Location Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Academic Term Summer Quarter B 2018
July 31- August 31, 2018
Estimated Program Fee $4,700
Credits 12 UW credits
Prerequisites None
Program Directors L. Zane Jones
Program Manager Carrie Moore | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline January 31, 2018
Information Sessions TBD. Contact Program Director for more information.
HIGHLIGHTS
General Experience one of the largest performing arts festivals in the world in beautiful, historic Edinburgh, Scotland. This immersive theatre studies program is one of a kind – and aims to provide the small cohort of students exposure to a wide variety of performance from around the world.
 

Program Description

This unique study abroad program through International Program and Exchanges at UW offers qualified students an immersive 12 credit theatre studies experience.

Since 1947, the Edinburgh Festivals (Fringe, Main, Book, Music) has grown into the largest and most prestigious performing arts festival in the world. Its global appeal allows students to study the latest trends in theatrical performance during a four-week period.

With over 2,500 performers and 250,000 visitors each year, the Edinburgh Festivals are a celebration of culture, art and performance hosted by one of Europe’s great historical cities.

The class lives in a three story flat situated in the middle of the city, within easy walking distance of most festival venues. Students create a community that lives, studies and shares experiences together that it is the centerpiece of this program.

The lecture materials for the class examine classical and alternative forms of dramatic structure in addition to basic acting/directing theory. By studying a range of dramatic forms as well as a various performance theories, students are better equipped to reflect on, write about and articulate critical thinking that expands creative horizons for a student of the dramatic arts.

LOCATION

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Housing

59 Frederick Street is a four-story house located in the center of Edinburgh, within easy walking distance of most festival venues and sites. It has hosted four previous Edinburgh programs, and is comfortable for 18 students, with bedrooms for up to four students each, full kitchen, dining and living room. The vendor is paid via wire transfer and will request payment sometime in February of 2018.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

None

Credits

12 UW Credits

Courses

DRAMA 499: Theatrical Futures: The Edinburgh Festivals (12 Credits)

Students will view over 30 shows during their course of study, and participate in excursions to historical and cultural destinations in Scotland. Regular classes, master classes and seminars with guest artists will round out the program.

Learning goals include:
The focus of the class is the study and experience of current global trends in theatrical practice, with an emphasis on viewing and critiquing international work. Students will learn the foundational elements of western drama and their history and impact on live performance from a variety of backgrounds. We will also examine popular theories of process and performance for the actor and director.

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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L. Zane Jones, Drama Department, Program Director

https://drama.washington.edu/people/l-zane-jones
lzane@uw.edu

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $4,700

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,500)
  • Food (about $40/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: July 6, 2018

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.