Summer 2019 LONDON

PROGRAM DATES

Sunday 12th May 2019 – Saturday 8th June 2019 (4 weeks)

Students are expected to arrive on Sunday 12th May and check-in their rooms. Orientation and program officially starts on Monday 13th May.

Departure (check-out from accommodation): Saturday 8th June 2019

COURSES (3 CREDIT HOURS EACH):

  • Business Practicum
  • Globalisation: A view from London
  • British Life and Culture
  • Architecture and Design: Discovering London (NEW)
  • Introduction to Photography (NEW)

(students can sign up for one or two  courses)

This is an educational program – many of you are seeking to earn 6 credits in the program. While you are expected to follow a schedule there is plenty of “room” to plan your own personal activities or join optional program activities.

Be open to learn and enjoy as much as you can. You will be in classes, but not always in a conventional way.

To support your learning, the program includes a mix of class meetings and required group activities.

SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2019

(might be subject to changes)

WEEK 1 Required activities:

Orientation

Welcome lunch

Class meetings

“Tourist Highlights” – Bus tour around Central London

Company visit: The “New” London – Community Revival (Design & Investment)

Optional activities:

“Shopping for Supplies” Neighborhood Visit: Quick Peek at British Museum, then on to Hammersmith. Learn about local stores, brands, and curiosities. Get needed items for the next couple of weeks.           

Walk through Tourist Neighborhoods: Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Royal Opera and Ballet, Transportation Museum Gift Shop, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery

Tea at Troubadour Famous Café, see Earl’s Court Crescent, walk up Kings Road to Saatchi Gallery, then up to Harrods and end at Victoria & Albert Museum

Hampstead Heath to Camden Town Walk (out-door adventure)

WEEK 2 Required activities:

Class meetings

“Welcome to London – Business & Tourism”: Intro to public-private joint ventures to promote community activities & values: London & Partners Office Visit

Guest Lecture on “Brexit” – You’ll be hearing a lot about “Brexit” from the locals when you go around London and start conversing with them.  This is your opportunity to learn about this topic, and to ask questions about it.

London: “The City” & FinanceLondon Neighborhood Walk: The Barbican Centre

Bank of England Museum Visit

 “Culture: An Afternoon at the Theatre” “The Mousetrap” at St. Martin’s Theatre

 Visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Optional activities:

Neighborhood Visit:  London Bridge & Borough Market

Neighborhood Visit: Stratford, and Westfield Stratford City (a giant shopping mall)

Nighttime Adventure – Brixton

Neighborhood Walk in “The City” – St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, Harry Potter Street, The Embankment

Lunch Picnic in SoHo Square / Daytime walk through SoHo

Night Time Photo Adventure after Theater – Chinatown Dinner / SoHo / Piccadilly Circus Night Tour

WEEK 3 Required activities:

Class meetings

Hampton Court Palace Tour – one of two surviving palaces of King Henry VIII, 16th century Tudor & Baroque architecture.

 “Brewing & the Pub Culture of London” – Fuller Brewery Tour

 “Government, Economy, & Culture in London” – CITY HALL Visit

Optional activities:

Neighborhood Walk: Brick Lane 

WEEK 4 Required activities:

Class meetings

Parliament House Tour

Farewell Dinner

Other optional Day-Trips throughout the program:

 -Bath or Oxford

 -Brighton