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2014 British Studies Program: London
Midwestern State University

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Explore your world

Midwestern State University, along with its consortium partners, is excited to announce our study abroad program in London, England. Each year we will arrange for students to study in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Undergraduate as well as graduate level courses will be offered. All classes will be a six credit hour course with three hours awarded for lecture and three hours for individual research. Classes will be small and include a mixture of lecture, guest lecture, field experience, and individual research. Credit hours will be awarded by Midwestern State University and will be transferred to the student's home institution. American faculty from Midwestern, Tarleton State, University of Houston-Victoria, McNeese University, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and New Mexico State University will direct each class and will be responsible for a student's final grade.

Classes

Each student will take one class and receive six credit hours. Classes will operate on a seminar style format with all students actively participating in discussions with their professor as well as the numerous guest lecturers. Each lecture will be a supplemented with a field experience that will add practical application to the issues that have been raised in class. Students enrolling in a class will be provided with a syllabus before they leave the United States. Research projects or papers will be completed upon return to the U.S. and sent to the professor of record for a final grade. Lecture and research must both be completed for a student to receive a final grade.

Class Schedules

Although each class schedule will ultimately rest with the professor of record, classes will typically run Monday through Thursday. Class attendance in all classes and class related activities is mandatory and excessive absences may result in dismissal from the program. A mini-break during the session will allow students to travel throughout England & Western Europe.

Student Housing

Each student will be housed in a private room with a built-in desk, single bed, clothes closet, and lavatory. Each six-bedroom suite is equipped with a bathroom and a kitchen. University housing is within easy access to the West End Theatre District, Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery, and Piccadilly Circus, and 24 hour security is provided by the university.

Travel Arrangements

All students and faculty will travel together from DFW Airport and be met by representatives of the consortium at Heathrow Airport where they will board coaches for the final leg into central London. Group flights for the program depart DFW on July 3 and return August 2, 2014. M.S.U. will facilitate individuals needing airline travel to and from DFW. While in London, individual student travel will be facilitated by STA student travel; an international travel agency specializing in students traveling within and between countries. Banking (including ATM) is located on the campus.

Costs

The cost of the program is $6,600 ($6,850 for graduate students) and includes round-trip airfare from DFW to London, tuition, fees, housing, and all program related transportation. There is a $150 surcharge for students taking the Shakespeare or the Theatre class. Food and personal entertainment costs are the responsibility of the student. A $250 non-refundable deposit must accompany the application to the program.

Financial Aid

Midwestern State University students may apply for scholarships through the International Studies office located in Bea Wood Hall # 106. Financial Aid applications for M.S.U. students can be found on the Financial Aid MSU website. Students from consortium universities should contact their financial aid office as well as their office of study abroad for possible scholarships and student loans.

Very Important: If you are going to apply for financial aid, you must have a current FAFSA on file.

Travel Documents

All students must have a valid U.S. passport (or passport from one.s home country if international student) and an international student I.D. These forms will be sent to all applicants upon receipt of a deposit and fully completed application form.