England, May 5 - May 25, 2012
London has always been an innovative city where new works are celebrated while at the same time has also been a very traditional culture where the classics are remounted with diligence to the styles of origin. The primary objective of this course is for students to gain considerable knowledge of the international theatre culture and art form in London. They will have first-hand exposure to plays in production, backstage tours, and guest lectures. In addition, they will gain an understanding of Shakespeare’s legacy by visiting historical properties in Stratford and will attend a Royal Shakespeare production. In addition, the Shakespeare Education Centre will provide students with lectures and a tour of the new ‘replica’ of the Globe Theatre. The opportunity to see this wide breadth of theatre within a concentrated period enables students to make a major leap in their understanding of this complex art form.
Throughout its long history, England has been a green and pleasant land, a sceptered isle and a nation of shopkeepers. It's stood as a beacon of democracy and a bastion of ideological freedom, as well as a crucible of empire and a cradle of class oppression. Magna Carta, the King James Bible and the welfare state were all dreamt up here, but then again so were beer bellies, Bovril and Mr. Bean. It's a nation of tea-tippling eccentrics and train spotters, of dog lovers and footy fanatics, of punk rockers, gardeners, gnome collectors, celebrity wannabees, superstar chefs, free-wheeling city traders, pigeon fanciers, cricket bores and part-time Morris Dancers. To some it's Albion. To others it's Blighty. To many it's the most eccentric, extraordinary and downright incomprehensible place on earth.
London has been called a ‘world in one city’ and that’s not just empty rhetoric. The brilliant feat carried off here is that while immigrants, the city’s life blood, continue to flow in and contribute their energy and cultures to the capital’s already spicy melting pot, London nevertheless feels quintessentially British, whether it’s those boxy black cabs, the red double-deckers or those grand symbols of Britain – the mother of all parliaments at Westminster, the silhouette of Tower bridge above the muddy Thames or the already world-famous London Eye, barely a decade old.
Exerts about England from Lonely Planet
This course is taught by Assistant Professor William Irwin and Lecturer Nicole Broughton, professors from the Theatre and Dance department.
Eligibility & Prerequisites
- All undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply
- All majors are eligible to apply
- Guest students are eligible to apply
- No GPA requirements.
This is a 3-credit course being offered in the Spring 2012 term. Students are required to register for one of the following courses:
- INT 394 - Special Topic in Study Abroad (undergraduate)
- INT 594 - Special Topic in Study Abroad (graduate)
The cost of this program is $3,294. This includes
- Meals (breakfast only)
- Health Insurance
- Cultural Activities
- Transportation in London
There is a $300 enrollment deposit required at the time of application. Students are required to submit full payment of program fee by March 9, 2012. To determine an estimate of all costs, please click here to download a sample budget form.
NOTE*: Not included in the program fee: Tuition Charges, Passport, and Visa
Application deadline: December 16, 2011
50% of program fee: February 17, 2012
Remainder of program fee: March 9, 2012
Cancelations & Refunds
Students who withdraw on or before February 17, 2012 are eligible to receive $200 from the enrollment deposit. Any withdrawals must be done in writing and submitted to the Office of Study Abroad. There will be no refunds after February 17, 2012. Students who withdraw after February 17, 2012 will be responsible for paying the full program fee.
Scholarships are available to eligible students. To learn more and apply, please visit Study Abroad Scholarships.
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* Fees are subject to change due to currency exchange rates