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 Bioarcheology. 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.
What if we are unable to travel in Summer 2021?
PSU Education Abroad recognizes the uncertainty regarding international travel in the coming months. A decision regarding this program's ability to travel will occur no later than April 15th. Students will have the option to enroll in two 4-credit HON 407 courses during summer 2021 to remain on track to graduation. The program may be canceled due to (but not limited to) the following reasons:
- Travelers are required to quarantine for a number of days upon arrival
- Major program components cannot be supported due to local restrictions
- It is deemed unsafe to travel
If PSU Education Abroad cancels the program, participants will be refunded the $50 application fee, if paid by the date of cancellation and participants will not be charged the program fee.
|Education Abroad Advisor
||Questions? Make an appointment with Hannah Marrs at any time!
||Watch Ed Abroad 101
||Brenda Glascott, University Honors &
William York, University Honors
||July 19 - August 16, 2021
|Areas of Study
- Open to All Majors
- Especially relevant for Honors students
|Course & Credit
||HON 407: Honors Junior Seminar (4 credits)
HON 407: Honors Junior Seminar (4 credits)
Total: 8 Credits
|Language of Instruction
|Host Country Language
||Accommodations in shared apartments with shared bedrooms including:
Students may be housed with study abroad students from other universities. Students may be housed in co-ed apartments with single-gender bathrooms.
- weekly cleaning service
|Class Standing Eligibility
*Preference is given to Honors Students
- Students from other universities may apply
*Preference is given to Juniors & Seniors
*Preference is given to PSU students
|Minimum GPA Requirements
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
||No previous language study required
- 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
- $50 Application Fee. This is billed to your student account after the deadline when your application is reviewed.
|PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
- Accommodations in shared apartments with shared bedrooms including:
- weekly cleaning service
- Transportation passes good for travel within Zones 1 & 2 for the duration of the program. Includes access to the London Underground, Overground trains, and buses.
- Site Visits
- Theater performances
- Welcome afternoon tea reception
- Farewell dinner
- Access to the CAPA Study Abroad study center, which includes:
- Shared computers with printer
- 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.