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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Maymester, Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Dorm
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Melissa McLeod Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: English Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
"Since our class solely focused on the aspect on the dark Victorian past behind London’s history, we were able to learn firsthand about the poverty, crimes, pollutions, and political corruptions that lurked throughout the streets of London during the nineteenth and twentieth century." - John, Spring Break 2014
Dates of Program: March 10-18, 2017
Credit Units: 3
Sponsor(s) of Program:College of Arts and Sciences Department of English

Helpful Links
Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or for the password.

Please click the link for the Victorian London's Underground program brochure (Coming Soon!)  
Please click the link for the Program Description for Medical Evaluations (Coming Soon!)

Victorian London’s Underworld will examine nineteenth-century British literature that focuses on segments of the London population who were dispossessed, at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder: orphans, pickpockets, prostitutes, theater people, occultists. We’ll explore Victorian streets, alleyways, homes, music halls, and museums to learn about how the underclass lived. Victorian experiences will come to life through the educational walking tours like the Jack the Ripper Tour and the Darkest Victorian London Tour. Stepping into the shoes of a homeless orphan or downtrodden prostitute will make the Victorian literature we study more understandable with cultural and historical knowledge
Participants will stay in a safe, comfortable, double-occupancy boutique hotel in the historic Kensington section of London, England.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
In order to participate in any study abroad program students must be in Good Academic Standing which is defined at Georgia State University as a cumulative 2.0 GPA for Undergraduate students and 3.0 GPA for Graduate students.  Please note that study abroad program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director via a face-to-face interview. Non-GSU students must follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.

Please note; in addition to applying for this program, you must also register for the program course(s) in GoSOLAR 
Participants who successfully complete the program’s (ENGL 3290/8900) courses will receive (3) semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for (ENGL 3290) and graduate students should register for (ENGL 8900).

Please note that neither the IEF nor the GES scholarships are applicable to Faculty-Led Spring Break Programs.  There is, however, a $1000 early decision discount for the first 9 Georgia State students who 1) apply, complete and submit their program application by October 31, 2016 2) pay their program deposit of $300 by October 31, 2016 and 3) are accepted into their program. (Please see the payment schedule below for more details.)  If an applicant misses the early decision discount (application submissions are time-stamped), they will absolutely be refunded their deposit within 7 business days should they choose not to participate at the full program price. Please note: transient students are not eligible for this discount.

The program cost is tentatively set at $2,000 in addition to regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.  Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost

Program Cost Includes
  • All ground transportation
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
  • Airfare
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Passport expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • Excess baggage charges
October 31, 2016: $300 Deposit Due
November 8, 2016: $1,000 Early Decision Discount Payment Applied
November 16, 2016: $700 Payment Due
December 2, 2016: $0 Remaining balance (charged to Panther Pay)
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt 

Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance:  Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account.  Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

Interested students should contact the Program Director, Melissa McLeod, to arrange an interview prior to the application deadline. Participation is limited to 10 students.
Students interested in applying should select "Apply Now" above and begin their program application. 
Transient Students: please see the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page on our website.
International Students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.  

Application Deadline:  October 21, 2016        
Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
Friday, January 13                       On-Campus Class: Background on Victorian London and 19th c. Literature
Friday, January 27                       On-CampusClass            
Friday, February 10                     On-Campus Class
Friday, February 17                     On-CampusClass
Friday, March 3                            Pre-departure Orientation
Friday, March 10                          Depart Atlanta
Saturday, March 11                     “Tourist” Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, March 12                        Darkest Victorian London Walking Tour/Theater night on the West End
Monday, March 13                       Geffrye Museum/Wilton’s Victorian Music Hall
Tuesday, March 14                      Dickens Museum/Dickens Walking Tour
Wednesday, March 15                 Museum of London/Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
Thursday, March 16                     East End Walking Tour/Victoria & Albert Museum
Friday, March 17                          Free Day (St. Patrick’s Day!)
Saturday, March 18                      Depart London

These are some of the highlights, not the full schedule. Dates and activities are subject to change.
Program Director: Melissa McLeod
Office address: 25 Park Place, #2319
Telephone: 404.413.6061
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31, 2016                   
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised.


This program is currently not accepting applications.