LONDON MUSEUM STUDIES
Winter Study Abroad Program
December 27, 2004 – January 16, 2005
The Arizona State University program is designed to offer students an opportunity to study and explore the historical development of museums, galleries, and collections of London and surrounding cities. The students will enjoy the sites of London, spend an overnight in Oxford, and take a weekend trip to Edinburgh, Scotland.
LOCATIONS: London – December 28 – January 6, January 10 – 11, and January 13 – 15: The capital of the United Kingdom, London is located in the southeast of England on the River Thames. For centuries, London has been a place filled with vibrant culture and life. Students will visit the British Museum, Tate Britain, the National Gallery, Hampton Court Palace, and the Tower of London. Other highlights include a traditional afternoon tea and an auction house tour.
Edinburgh – January 7 – 9: Situated on top of an extinct volcano, Edinburgh is world renowned for its culture, history, and architecture. Celtic and Roman fortifications dating back to 1000 BC can be found in the city’s surrounding areas. During the 15th century, Edinburgh served as the Scottish capital until the Union of 1707 with England. Students will enjoy touring the Golden Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish National Galleries and other places of interest.
Oxford – January 11 – 12: Home to one of the world’s oldest academic institutions, Oxford University, the city of Oxford has served as an international scholarly hub for over nine centuries. Students will visit the Pitt River Museum, Christ Church Gallery, and other sites.
ELIGIBILITY: This program is designed for all students in good standing at the University. While the Program stipulates no minimum grade-point average, applicants must present a transcript demonstrating that they are serious students who will make the most of this opportunity. Applications with a $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due on or before September 30, 2004. Applications will not be accepted after November 22, 2004. Non-ASU students will need to apply to the university as non-degree seeking students for Winter Session at the ASU Main Campus via the internet before November 22, 2004.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Students will enroll in one of the following courses:
ARA 494: ST: Museums & Galleries of London: A Historical Overview (3)
ARA 598: ST: Museums & Galleries of London: A Historical Overview (3)
LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS: Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms, and in train compartments while traveling to and from Edinburgh.
COST OF THE PROGRAM: The cost of $2,225.00 (subject to possible change) includes program fees, housing, some excursions, most breakfasts, and local travel. Not included: Tuition and fees (undergraduate: $207.00 per credit hour + $11.00; graduate: $264.00 per credit hour + $11.00), optional excursions, airfare, passports, additional meals, books, health insurance, and personal expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-Program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee, or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food, and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
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