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  • Locations: London, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/12/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/25/2020 07/24/2020

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:
PROGRAM OVERVIEWEngland Glascott York
 
This program offers students an immersive learning experience in the global city of London. The two seminars offered over the four-week program use London as a class text, as students explore topics including the history of science and urban health, as well as the city as a "contact zone" where representations of identity are negotiated through theater, literature, and the museums and streets of the city. Student learning is enhanced through trips to see London theater and through day trips to destinations including Oxford and Hereford Cathedral, as well as excursions within London.

As part of their coursework, students will visit the British Museum, the British Library, and the Center for Human Bioarchaeology. Dr. York’s class will view London and England from a medieval “scientific” perspective. Readings and discussions will focus on medieval science and technology and how they reflect understandings of the “marvels” of the natural world, geography, cosmography, health and disease, and alchemy. The heart of Dr. Glascott’s course will by four theater performances, ranging from the West End to fringe theater, that will root our inquiry into intersectional matrices (gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, etc) for experiencing and understanding identity in particular contexts. Dr. Glascott's course will explore how identity is shaped by and shapes the "stage" of the global city of London through the plays and supplemental readings. Together, these courses will encourage students to appreciate London’s historical foundations and vibrant present.



 
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ATTEND AN INFO SESSION!

Tuesday, October 22
4:00 - 5:00
Epler Hall Commons
Monday, November 18
4:00 - 5:00
Epler Hall Commons
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Faculty Leaders Brenda Glascott, University Honors & 
William York, University Honors
Travel Dates June 25, 2020 - July 24, 2020
Areas of Study
  • Open to All Majors
  • Especially relevant for Honors students
Course & Credit HON 407: Honors Junior Seminar (4 credits)
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HON 407: Honors Junior Seminar (4 credits)

Total: 8 Credits
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  English
Housing Apartment-style housing in central London
  • 2 students per room
  • Access to shared kitchens
  • Internet, linens, and weekly cleaning are included
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Students from other universities may apply
*Preference is given to Honors Students
*Preference is given to Juniors & Seniors
*Preference is given to PSU students
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Previous Coursework None required
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Application Process
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
Application Process 
(Non-PSU Students)
PROGRAM FEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
$5,980 $1,990 $7,970
**Special Honors Abroad Tuition Remission Scholarship (Applied in Spring Quarter)**
Honors students in good standing who are accepted into the Honors Faculty-Led London program will receive a $2,500 tuition remission scholarship applied to Spring 2019 quarter. This is intended to help students save for the summer program
Important caveats: This is not a cash scholarship and only applies to PSU tuition and fees. If students already have tuition remission, this might not affect their accounts. This scholarship cannot be directly applied to the cost of the summer program. (For more information on how this tuition remission scholarship may impact your financial aid package, we recommend that you discuss it with the Financial Aid Office.)
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(Awards are up to $3,000!)

Note: Summer 2020 is eligible for Cycle 2, even though Cycle 1 is now closed
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
  • Accommodations in double rooms in a modern residence hall located in central London, accommodations include:
    • Internet
    • Linens
    • Weekly cleaning
    • Access to shared kitchen facilities
  • Transportation passes (Oyster cards) for the duration of the program
  • Site Visits (subject to change)
    • British Museum
    • British Library
    • Museum of London
  • Day trip to Oxford
  • Day trip to Hereford Cathedral near Wales
  • 4 theater performances 
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Access to the IES Abroad study center, which includes:
    • Shared computers with printer
    • Wifi
    • Classroom space
    • Student lounge
  • 24/7 student support 
  • Ed Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health & Travel Insurance
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1000)
  • Transportation to/from the airport to central London (estimated at $25 each way)
  • All meals, with the exception of an included farewell dinner (estimated at $160 per week)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $300)
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program
*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.