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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term
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Program Description:
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 Location London, England, UK
 Academic
 Term
Summer A 2017
June 18 – July 22, 2017
 Estimated    Program Fee $4,500
 Credits 15 UW credits
 Prerequisites None
 Program      Directors Carrie Matthews, Peter Buckroyd
 Program  Manager Katherine R Kroeger | studyabroad@uw.edu
 Application    Deadline February 15, 2017
 Information  Session(s) Fri. January 27th, 3:30-5pm, Allen Library Auditorium
       HIGHLIGHTS
  General The program consists of three courses totaling 15 credits: “London’s Contemporary Theater,” taught by Dr. Carrie Matthews of the UW Department of English, “Contemporary Britain,” taught by Professor Michael Fosdal, and “Art, Architecture, and Society” taught by Professor Peter Buckroyd.
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Program Description

During A-Term* Summer Quarter 2017 the Department of English will offer a quarter-length version of its highly successful program of study in London. We have found that by keeping our program size to 30, by tailoring our courses to what is immediately capable of being seen in London and in England, and by asking students to participate actively, everyone emerges feeling that the experience was richer for them, as students, as tourists, as people.

The program consists of three courses totaling 15 credits: “London’s Contemporary Theater,” taught by Dr. Carrie Matthews of the UW Department of English, “Contemporary Britain,” taught by Professor Michael Fosdal, and “Art, Architecture, and Society” taught by Professor Peter Buckroyd. Professors Buckroyd and Fosdal are both British faculty who are experienced teachers of American students.

Students in the program will maintain their UW residency and any financial aid eligibility already established. Credits earned will be recorded on students’ UW transcripts and apply directly to UW graduation requirements. Credits earned in the English courses may be used to satisfy requirements for the English major. Housing and partial board (2 meals a day) for students will be arranged with families in London. A London Transport pass, good for travel on all underground trains, overground rail, and buses within homestay zone, will also be supplied.

*Modified A-Term dates.

Location

London, England, UK

Sites

Stradford, Salisbury, and London

Housing

Janet Dunlop has been our London Homestay Coordinator since 1986: 30 years. She screens prospective homestay families for our program, and matches students up with London families. Homestays are an integral part of the program giving students a unique opportunity to live like a Londoner, a cultural experience that dorms and apartments just don't provide. Janet Dunlop lives in London, and she is available to assist students throughout the program. We usually pay Janet via wire transfer before the program begins.

Academics

Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

The London program values diversity. Any UW student from any campus or any major is eligible to apply to the program. There are no pre-requisites for any of the courses in this program. We try to provide as much information as possible on this site and in our printed materials, but that is no substitute for human interaction. We strongly recommend that interested students attend an Information Session or meet individually with Bridget Norquist or Professor Webster.

Credits

15 UW Credits

Courses

ENGL 444 (5 credits)

For theater--from Shakespeare to modern fringe productions--London is hard to top. More than ten million people a year attend performances in the West End alone! This summer we’ll join them in critically consuming several contemporary productions (about one play a week). We’ll compare approaches to Shakespeare as well as to 20th- and 21st-century plays, and examine different theoretical understandings of what theater is, does, and might do. Much of our work together will focus on carefully observing and analyzing what we see on stage, but you’ll also have the opportunity to deploy your own theatrical imagination in writing and performing a “mini-play” (a ten-minute playlet) with some of your classmates. Coursework will include weekly response papers , a playlet, and final reflective essay.

Learning Goals: 

  1. Hone abilities to “close-read” contemporary London theater
  2. Develop familiarity with selected theoretical lenses and ability to use those lenses in critically consuming London theater
  3. Apply growing knowledge of theater techniques in collaborative creation (authorship and production) of a “mini-play”

ENGL 295 (5 credits)

This course is interdisciplinary. The material is London itself. The course is taught entirely on the streets and in buildings, ranging from medieval, Elizabethan and Jacobean to Victorian, modern and post-modern. As well as equipping students to look more carefully at buildings, pictures and sculpture, the course encourages them to do some imaginative re-creation, considering what it might have been like to have lived at different times in the past as a member of different social classes. Field trips, to locations like Stratford Upon Avon, are included, typically via chartered bus with professional drivers. Students usually stay in established B&B's for any overnight trips.

Learning Goals: 

As well as equipping students to look more carefully at buildings, pictures and sculpture, the course encourages them to do some imaginative re-creation, considering what it might have been like to have lived at different times in the past as a member of different social classes. The course is taught in the British University style, culminating with a final examination and student project, as well as weekly journal entries for sites visited. Site visits and walks are on-the-go class lectures; students are encouraged to take notes and ask questions along the way.

HSTEU 490 (5 credits)

This course introduces students to various aspects of life in Britain, from royalty to the homeless, from politics to sport. There is a major emphasis on direct contact with the people and institutions of contemporary Britain, including meetings with homeless people and politicians, visits to Parliament and the media, and individual research projects which encourage students to follow up their own interests. The course also looks at issues such as race, crime, the family and the problems (and delights) of being young in Britain today. The course should enable students to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary Britain and equip them better to understand their own society.

Learning Goals: 

There is a major emphasis on direct contact with the people and institutions of contemporary Britain, including meetings with homeless people and politicians, visits to Parliament and the media, and individual research projects which encourage students to follow up their own interests. Students will be assessed based on participation, a mid-term exam, a final exam, and individual projects.

Program Directors & Staff

Carrie Matthews, Department of English, Program Director

crmatthe@uw.edu

Peter Buckroyd, Department of English, On-Site Coordinator

peterbuckroyd@hotmail.com

Program Expenses

Cost: $4,500

Estimated Program Fee of $4,500, the UW Study Abroad Fee ($350), airfare, food (about $20/day), UW Study Abroad Insurance ($62/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money.

Average Airplane Ticket Price

$1,500 - $1,800* roundtrip

*Subject to when & where you buy your ticket

Payment Schedule

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.

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee $350 July 7, 2017
Program Fee Balance $4,500 July 7, 2017
TOTAL FEES CHARGED $4,850 -

Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships available to help fund your study abroad experience. Visit the Global Opportunities page for more information and application deadlines.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.

You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.

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

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office.

Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.

Revision Request

In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:

  1. Revision Request Form
  2. Budget of student expenses for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing studyabroad@uw.edu.

Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.

Application Process

The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, two recommendations from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students 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.

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. You can do so 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: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/index.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 $350 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. 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 date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. 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 for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.

2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.