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Founded by the Romans, made the capital of a united England by William the Conqueror in 1066, site of the world's first stock exchanges, 19th century focus of the emerging world economy, home to the mother of all parliaments, London has become a global center of business, finance, and entertainment. Famous museums, such as the Victoria and Albert, and medieval architectural masterpieces, such as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, as well as its theatres make London one of the world's great cities. Learn about London by taking GLS 100: Global City during Q3 and spend Spring Break visiting the sites discussed in the course and experience the multicultural diversity of London life. Note: This Quarter Course will use SLN online active learning modules.
|Q3 2017 - Classes Start January 23
||Online; weekly scheduled live chat (Wednesday 4:30-5:30)
|Saturday, March 11
||Departure from the U.S.
|Sunday, March 12
||Arrive in London. Transfer from airport to hotel. Breakfast upon arrival at hotel. Orientation program and tour of hotel neighborhood. Walking tour of Covent Gardens Lunch on your own in Covent Garden. Return to hotel for check-in. Rest of afternoon and evening free.
|Monday, March 13
||Morning visit to Saint Paul's Cathedral. Cross Milennium (foot) Bridge. Cross Tower Bridge, passing Tate Modern Museum and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (options for On Your Own visits) .Tube to Camden Town. Lunch/Shopping at your own expense in Camden Market. Rest of day free to begin two required "on your own" activities. Choose from dozens of suggested sites that fulfill your desires and complement your major.
|Tuesday, March 14
||Morning visit to Tower of London. Walk across Tower Bridge. Short bus ride for lunch on your own in Historic Borough Market. Ride on the London Eye. More free time for "on your own" activities. Evening musical theatre performance in the West End.
|Wednesday, March 15
||Early morning departure for a day trip to Stonehenge & Bath includes admission to Stonehenge. Lunch/shopping on your own in Bath. Walking tour of Bath (passing Jane Austen Museum, Royal Crescent, The Circus, and Assembly Rooms). Admission to Roman Baths and coach transportation included. Evening free upon return to London.
|Thursday, March 16
||Morning visit to special Great Fire Exhibit at the Museum of London, followed by Roman amphitheater viewing at Guildhall Art Museum. Afternoon free to complete "on your own" visits.
|Friday, March 17
||Early morning departure to visit to Warner Brothers Studio (Leavesden, North London) for Harry Potter Studio Tour. Possible pub lunch at your own expense in Watford. Afternoon visit to British Museum. Evening free.
|Saturday, March 18
||Morning departure to U.S.
For complete course syllabus, please click here.
Housing and Meals
Students will be housed in a hotel(s) in London. Breakfast is provided each morning.
Program Costs (Budget Sheets)
The cost information (with details of included and additional costs) can be found by clicking the link below.
- December 1st: $250 deposit due
- January 15th: Program Balance due
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid office (206 Culkin) for information.
Course Enrollment & Requirements
The study visit is a required component of the 3-credit "GLS 100: Global Cities - London" course. The course will be taught online, with weekly scheduled (Wednesday 4:30-5:30) live chat with the instructor. The first and last classes will be Skyped in a classroom setting, allowing students to meet each other and the instructor. See syllabus for requirements.