London, one of the most culturally diverse and most fascinating cities in the world, is a city steeped in history that has inspired artists, writers, and students for centuries. As a participant in this program you can spend a summer studying and living in the historic Bloomsbury district of London in close proximity to some of the world's finest museums and cultural sites. In the London study abroad program, you will live in the part of this great city that has housed William Shakespeare, Charles dickens, Virginia Woolfe, and other great writers. You will be miuntes away from the theatre district and Trafalgar Square, and within walking distance of the British Museum and its extraordinary collections. You can explore London's vast and beautiful parks- Hyde Park, St. James, and Green Park- and walk along the Thames toward Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. London also offers quick access to all major cities in Europe.
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Program Dates, Structure and Course Structure
The group departs for London June 27th and returns to Atlanta July 31st 2013. Many classes are offered, representing a range of upper and lower-level courses, each course carrying three semester hours of credit. Students take one or two three-hour courses, with class sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. Half the courses meet in the morning and half meet in the afternoon. Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for required field trips.
The package cost of $4,950 for the five-week program includes: Round-trip airfare from Atlanta to London, transportation from the airport to the UCL campus and return to the airport, lodging at UCL, an excursion by train to Hampton Court the first weekend of the program, a health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses, and a pass for unlimited travel on the London Underground and bus systems. Students will have a chance to participate in day excursions to other parts of England and in London walks, including a ‘Jack the Ripper’ walk.
The package cost does not include tuition, additional meals, passport and related expenses, spending money, travel to Atlanta, or other costs beyond those listed above. Typically there are additional expenses for theater classes.
Program Location and Accommodations
The London Study Program is based at the University College London, in central London. Four London underground stations are within a walk of 5-10 minutes, offering quick access to the entire city. The location is also a short walk from Oxford Street and its fashionable shops. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, and grocery stores surround the UCL campus.
Students have a private room at UCL, with a hall bath on each floor. A towel and bed linens are furnished. A security guard is always on duty when the building is open and the front desk is staffed twenty-four hours a day.
The program package includes most meals the weekend of arrival, and a pre-paid grocery card for breakfast items. Lunch is provided on class days. Each room contains a refrigerator, allowing students to store food for easy meals and snacks. Each floor of the dorm has a small communal kitchen.
Health Matters and Insurance
Participants are provided with health-care insurance that covers them while they are abroad. Information about local doctors and medical facilities will be available in Paris. Students with special medical problems may be required to provide a physician’s assurance of their ability to undertake foreign travel and study. It is not possible for the European Council to guarantee accessible facilities abroad for students with special needs.
Passports and Visas
Everyone who travels to France must have a valid passport. Participants who have old passports should have them renewed. Participants who have never had a passport should begin the process of obtaining one immediately; it sometimes takes six to eight weeks to get a passport. Local post office have information on where to get application forms and directions for obtaining a passport.
Holders of U.S. passports do not need visas to enter France for summer study. Participants traveling on passports of other countries should contact their campus representative for assistance in determining whether they will need to acquire a visa.