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Global UofSC in London: The Arts

This program provides students with a unique opportunity to gain UofSC course credits while learning about arts and culture in London. 

Program Description

Students participating in the Global UofSC in London program earn UofSC course credits while learning about arts and culture in London! Participants are accompanied and instructed by UofSC faculty. During this program students will have the chance to explore London and immerse themselves in British culture. Students will be studying on the doorstep of the West End theatre district and Bloomsbury academic district. 

In addition to taking courses, students will participate in educational and cultural excursions, including Westminster Abbey, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, Keats house, Tate Modern and Tate Britain Art Museums, Cambridge, Brighton, and more! 

Location

London, England

Dates

May 17-June 6, 2020

Cost

$3,925*

*Cost breakdown below

Eligibility Requirements

USC students with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to participate in this program. All majors are welcome. 

Courses & Credits

Students have the choice of 3-6 credit of UofSC course offerings. Anticipated offerings include:

ENGL 200/439: This course is an exploration of the art of travel writing—the experience of new places, the exploration of different layers of culture, history and people in these new surroundings and the contemplation of the meaning of travel itself. It is both a field course, with plentiful opportunities to immerse yourself in your surroundings as a writer, and a course in the craft of place-based prose, in which we will discuss contemporary travel authors work and ways of structuring the narrative, interviewing people and vividly describing places. The course will function as a workshop, in which we will share work-in-progress, offer feedback on our fellow authors’ work, and develop a portfolio of polished creative writing for the end of the course. The goals of the course will be to come away with a richer sense of the place you’ve inhabited, to discover your voice as a travel writer, and to develop a collection of vivid mementos of your time here. 

THEA 340/SPCH 340: Introduction to the study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, nonfiction, and drama. Literature and performance using the sonnets and famous speeches of William Shakespeare to improve presentation and vocal skills.

Cost Breakdown

The program fee includes:

  • Accommodation—with access to full kitchens
  • Excursions—in and out of London
  • Transportation pass
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport pick-up in London
  • Overseas emergency medical insurance
  • 24/7 support from USC faculty and staff in-country

The program fee does not include:

  • USC tuition (paid directly to USC on my.sc.edu at the in-state rate)
  • Study abroad application fee of $150
  • Round trip airfare
  • Meals not listed on itinerary
  • Personal expenses and optional activities

Application Information

To apply for the Global UofSC in London program, please follow the instructions found on the Apply to Study Abroad page, under the Steps to Study Abroad tab of the Study Abroad Office website, sc.edu/studyabroad. Click on the link for Global UofSC programs and follow the instructions for the Global UofSC in London program. Complete applications are due to the Study Abroad Office by the Priority Deadline of January 31st, 2020. Applications after the priority deadline will be accepted until March 1st, 2020 as space permits. Students will be notified of their acceptance by email shortly after the deadline.

For more information or questions, contact Program Manager, Allison Kretschmar.


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