Group Travel Available, Independent Travel Available
3 Credit Hours
London & Dublin December 26, 2023 – January 08, 2024
Program Base Price: $3,699 - $3,999
Estimated Airfare: $1,075 - $1,275 (estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)
Dates: Dec 26, 2023 – Jan 08, 2024
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page) *COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT IN EFFECT FOR WINTER 23-24 PROGRAMS.
Application Deadline: September 22, 2023 *WE ARE PROCESSING APP FEE PAYMENTS OVER THE WEEKEND. YOU HAVE UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT AT 11:59 PM TO MAKE YOUR APP FEE PAYMENT.
While in London (Dec 27 – Jan 1), participants will reside at the Washington Mayfair Hotel, located in central London within walking distance of transportation and many attractions. Nearby places of interest are the Royal Opera House, Selfridges, London Palladium, Covent Garden, Berwick Street Market, Soho Theatre, Chinatown and Bond Street designer boutiques. The hotel is just a 4-minute walk to Oxford Circus tube station.
While in Dublin (Jan 2 – 8) participants will stay at the Ashling Hotel. This 4-star property is located in close proximity to Phoenix Park, The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Temple Bar and more. The hotel is just a 3-minute walk to Heuston Station, where one can travel on the Luas (tram/light rail system) into and around Dublin.
Hotel accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy. Singles are available at an additional cost. A full breakfast buffet is provided daily.
Experience the holiday season in two unique cities. Divided not just by the Irish Sea, but by a long history of conquest & rebellion, as well as settlement & intermarriage, each city tells its own distinct story. Both are long-time seats of government, arts and business in their own countries with ties stretching out across the world.
The program begins with six nights in London, followed by air transfer to Dublin on January 2 for six more nights. Experience life in a major world city during Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve in London, followed by a slower pace of life in Dublin.
Included are several class-specific activities plus day trips (one in England and one in Ireland) to such locations as Bath, Canterbury Cathedral & Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Stonehenge & Salisbury, or Stratford & Warwick Castle in England; and Glendalough in Ireland. Program participants reside in local hotels.
Participants are required to bring college/university ID cards, as proof of student status may be requested for activities booked with educational discounts.
The program base price includes the group flight from London to Dublin.
Communication / Advertising and Promotion / Broadcasting & Media Studies / Creative Writing
Beyond the Selfie: Exploring the World via Digital Storytelling
Course Description: From the Harry Potter studios and Kensington Palace in London to the Trinity College Library and a food walking tour in Dublin, students in this class will be challenged to critically examine how new landscapes and encounters with other cultures impact how we relate to ourselves and others. Students will investigate works in the Victoria and Albert Museum to see how travelers throughout history have documented their experiences using photography, journals, video, essays and documentaries. Discover pub culture while touring the Guinness Storehouse, and document your own experiences in digitally published stories for both private growth and public consumption. This nonfiction storytelling class challenges students to find the best tools to communicate their inward and outward experiences beyond selfies.
For the Love of Lit: A Literary Adventure in London & Dublin
Course Description: England and Ireland are countries with long storied histories and vibrant literary presents. In this class, we'll explore London and Dublin through short readings from great British and Irish writers. As part of our adventure, we'll criss cross London and Dublin visiting all the great literary hangouts: in London -- the Globe Theatre, the British Library, Charles Dickens' home, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum – and in Dublin, the Writer's Museum, and James Joyce Museum. In addition to taking literary tours in both cities, we'll visit street markets, gardens, and many famous museums. Without a doubt, this course will be LIT – and open for all students at any level.
Environmental Health / Organizational Behavior and Theory
Exploring Risk Management Practices in London & Dublin
Course Description: Students will develop a command of the risk management process, including risk identification, assessment, analysis and control. Expected learning experiences in London include Parliament, Churchill War Rooms and Imperial War and Transport museums and in Dublin include Jameson Distillery, Kilmainham Gaol, Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College, Croke Park Stadium and the Guinness Storehouse. These sites provide a great lens for viewing how risk has been faced, understood and acted upon, each providing vivid and real insights to risk management practices both past and present. Comparisons of United States, British and Irish practices are emphasized throughout.
Course Description: Enhance your expertise in health care systems in two of the most thrilling cities in the world: London and Dublin. With both cities as our classroom, students will gain multicultural health awareness by exploring sites such as the Florence Nightingale Museum, St. Thomas Hospital, The Royal London Hospital Museum, Trinity College Book of Kells, and Children's Health Ireland at Krumlin. Current health care systems and settings will be compared and contrasted. Using the London and Dublin healthcare systems as a foundation, students are encouraged to develop a narrative for American healthcare in the future. This course is perfect for the future healthcare professional, healthcare communication professional, and the healthcare consumer.
Nursing / Social Work / Health Care Administration
Health Care and Nursing at Home and Abroad: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Course Description: Learn about the differences and similarities between the British, Irish, and American healthcare systems through field trips and activities in London, England and Dublin, Ireland at healthcare facilities and historical sites. We'll interact with healthcare workers and consumers and learn about how the education of healthcare professionals compares to the US model. In both countries, we will learn about historical figures that shaped modern nursing and social work that continue to influence health care in the US by visiting sites such as the Old Operating Theatre and Florence Nightingale Museum in London and the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum in Dublin.
Beyond the Footlights: Theatrical Tradition in Britain
Course Description: This course examines the rich heritage of theatrical production in Britain from the medieval to the current West End stage. In addition to sampling a variety of selected theatre productions, the class will include backstage tours of British theatre and concert halls, such as the National, the Globe, and Drury Lane theatres, as well as discussions with London theatre critic Matt Wolf. Students will explore the rich cultural heritage of London and also visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and burial place in Stratford-upon-Avon. Emphasis will be placed on the difference between British and American theatre practice and production, and participants can count on gaining inspiration for future artistic endeavors.
Exploring London’s Historic and Contemporary Urban Culture
Course Description: From its founding by ancient Romans to its recent waves of immigration, London has been a melting pot of diverse cultures and people. Using the city as a textbook, this class explores historic traditions and current trends in fashion, theater, architecture, decor, and cuisine. We will visit famous architectural sites, like Westminster Abbey, and delve into the superb collections of cultural artifacts at the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, while also taking walking tours in historic districts, going backstage at the Globe Theatre, browsing through street markets, and sampling ethnic cuisines. In this lower division class that may count for general studies humanities credit, you will expand your understanding of urban culture’s many facets in a uniquely stimulating way.