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  • Locations: London, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 03/15/2020 08/03/2020 08/17/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Junior Cluster: American Identities, Junior Cluster: Examining Popular Culture
Program Description:
 

PSU Faculty-Led England: London - History of Rock and Roll

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Punk Music and the list goes on. What better way to experience the History of Rock than in England? The plan is to visit Abbey Roads Studio and Crossing, A Magical Mystery Tour, British Music Experience and the Beatles Story. In addition, we will try to attend as many concerts as possible and check out the British fashion scene.
 
Professor Joel Bluestone first designed and offered the History of Rock course in 1990. History of Rock Music I and II will both be offered. MUS 361U/362U are part of the Popular Culture and American Identities clusters. On a fun note, every year since 1990 Bluestone has asked his History of Rock classes who their top 5 favorite bands of all time are, and has accumulated 28 years of data. If you wish to know the results, see you in London!

MUS 361U or MUS 362U (4 credits)

This course counts towards the following Junior Clusters:
 
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Thursday, January 23rd
12:00-12:50PM
KMC 605
Tuesday, February 4th
3:00-3:50PM
KMC 605
FACT SHEET
Education Abroad Advisor Make an appointment with Hannah Fischer at any time!
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Faculty Leader Joel Bluestone, Professor 
School of Music
Portland State University
Travel Dates August 3 - 17, 2020
Areas of Study All majors
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes, specific dates and times TBD during Summer 2020
Course & Credit MUS 361U or MUS 362U (4 credits)

This course counts towards the following Junior Clusters:
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  English
Housing Apartments located in central London
  • Rooms will be single, double, or triple occupancy with other program participants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Located 30-45 minutes by Tube from the classroom
  • Linens provided
  • Wi-fi included
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Pre-Requisites None
Considerations If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to fully participate in this program, please contact the Education Abroad Advisor responsible for this program. 
Application Process
(PSU Students)
  • $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
$4,385 $2,080 $6,465
APPLY FOR THE PSU EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP!
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
  • 4 Credits (MUS 361U or MUS 362U)
  • Accommodations in shared apartments in central London
    • Rooms will be single, double, or triple occupancy with other program participants
    • Shared kitchen
    • Shared bathroom
    • Located 30-45 minutes by Tube from the classroom
    • Linens provided
    • Wi-fi included
  • A walking tour of London, focusing on the history of Rock & Pop
  • Entrance tickets to a concert in London
  • Site visits may include:
    • Abbey Road Studios & Crossing
    • The Troubadour
    • Carnaby Street
    • Camden
    • Eel Pie Island Museum
    • London's Hard Rock Cafe
  • Guest Speakers
  • Welcome & farewell dinner
  • Transportation passes for the duration of the program
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • 24/7 student support 
  • Education Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health & Travel Insurance
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1,200)
    • Check out our travel resources page to find less expensive student rates!
  • Additional meals (estimated at $430)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $200)
  • Transportation to/from the airport (estimated at $25 each way)
  • Immunizations 
  • 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 the 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.