"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
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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. http://www.thenadler.com/kensington.shtml
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.
CREDITS AND COURSES
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).
SPRING BREAK EARLY DECISION DISCOUNT
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
Program Cost Does Not Include
- All ground transportation
- Excursions and entrance fees
- Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
- 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.
Application Deadline: October 21, 2016
Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
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.
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
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised.