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United Kingdom

UMass Lowell in London: Literary London with Professor Diana Archibald

Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Program Starts: Jun 22, 2014
Program Ends: Aug 12, 2014
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Locations: London, Oxford
Contact Name: Office Of Study Abroad & International Experiences
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What is Included: • Housing with homestay & 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner), laundry once per week & internet access.
• Local travelcard for use on the London Underground, mainline trains & buses within Zones 1-4.
• Round-trip airfare, Boston-London, airport transfers in London
• 24 hour emergency on-call on-site staff.
• All required activities listed on program calendar are included in the program fee. Lunches noted on calendar are included.
• For free time, access to optional (entrance/participation fees not included in program fee) organized & staffed events geared to visiting students.
• Emergency International Insurance
What is not Included: Most lunches will be on your own. Orientation to local eateries and grocery stores will be provided. Most lunches will be 'on tour' and as a group. Students will be provided suggested locations.

Tuition & Registration fees are paid separately through ISIS once registered. Tuition is approximated at $335 per credit and due some time in July 2014.
Program Description

Have you always wanted to travel but not yet found a way to manage it? Or perhaps you are already a travel bug and want to add England to your list. Does reading English literature make you want to go to the UK and see it for yourself? Do you love attending live theatre, music, dance performances? Well, all of this is possible for you ... and much more manageable than you might think!

Our travel dates (July 22 - August 12) are late enough in the summer that you can still work for a good two and a half months at your summer job before heading to London. Financial aid is available, too! The program is open to any major. Earn either 3 or 6 credits in English, depending on your preference, and apply these courses to your major or minor, or use as upper-division elective credits.

Highlight: Students will contribute to a class project, "American student's guide to Dickens's London," for the Dickens Museum to use for American visitors. Students will be working directly with the Dickens Museum Director & staff & will be investigating various locales for their contribution to the resource guide.

• Course #1 (all students must enroll in this course), 42.395, 3-credits
o Special Topics in English: Literary London
o English majors: fulfills upper-division (post-1800) literature elective or free English elective
o Non-English majors: fulfills upper division free elective

• Course #2A (optional), 42.305, 3-credits
o Reviewing the Arts
o English majors: fulfills writing elective for JPW and CW concentrations or free English elective
o Non-English majors: fulfills upper division free elective

• Course #2B (optional, can be taken instead of 2A or 2C if student is seeking 6-cr. option), 42.491, 3-credits
o Directed Study in Literature
o English majors—open to Literature Concentrators only: fulfills literature elective (post-1800) or literature capstone
o Non-English majors: Not available

• Course #2C (optional, can be taken instead of 2A or 2B if student is seeking 6-cr. options), 42.490, 3-credits
o Directed Studies in Writing
o English majors - open to JPW & CW Concentrators only: fulfills upper-div. writing elective or capstone
o Non-English majors: Not available

Quick Facts

Population: 63047162
Capital: London
Per-capita GDP: $ 36600
Size: 243610 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

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