London, England

London, England

Overview

This is a unique three credit travel course, exploring theatre as it developed in the exciting city of London, England!

The program incorporates daily field trips to nearby locations in the city. Most class gatherings will be on-site, focusing on first-hand experience (as opposed to lecture) all while leaving students ample time to explore on their own. The course includes attendance at four professional theatre perfomances, as well as backstage tours at the Globe Theatre, the National Theartre and the Royal Theatre Drury Lane.

Academics

Students earn 3 credits and can select from one of the following:
THEA 217 Theatre Appreciation (G1)
THEA 317 London Theatre Tour (G1 & P)
THEA 412 Topics in Theatre (Advanced Topics)

THEA 317 fulfills the general education perspectives requirement. Students should work with their academic advisors to ensure that these 3 credits are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.

Costs

Sudying abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal travel expensesTo help students plan for all trip costs, the Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all official MU programs abroad. These cost worksheets take into account all costs associated with studying abroad. Some of the amounts listed are estimated for budgeting purposes (airfare, meals, and living expenses); others are actual fees (tuition, passport fees, insurance, program fees, etc.). Global Education does not provide estimates for additional personal travel.

Cost Worksheet

Below is the most recent estimated cost worksheet for London:

  • Cost Worksheet Summer 2016 (PDF)

Cost Overview

Millersville University students will pay approximately $1850 to participate in this course during Summer 2016

This cost includes:

  • Round Trip airfare
  • Ground transportation in London (arrival & departure)
  • 7-nights accommodations--Dormitory setting 
  • Theatre Tours (Globe Theatre, Royal Theatre Drury Lane, National Theartre)
  • Tickets to four live theatre performances including a play at the Globe Theatre.

This cost does not include:

*If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one immediately. Keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks to receive a passport.

Payment Schedule

Amount                                  Deadline

$500 (deposit to hold spot)           November 15, 2015

$1350 (remaining balance)            March 1, 2016

*Note: All fees will be refunded in the event that the course does not run.

Funding Your Experience

Study Abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal expenses. It is important to keep in mind the cost of living and currency exchange rates compared to costs associated with living in Millersville (for example, living in a large city will be more expensive than living in Millersville, however in other areas of the world, the cost of living may be less.)

Federal/State Financial Aid: If you qualify for federal and/or PA state financial aid, you may apply it to your accredited study abroad program. For aid specific to summer aid: most students are required to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid. Any aid received during the summer will be deducted from the amount of aid available to you for the following academic year. (Summer classes Financial Aid questions)

The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the official MU study abroad programs to submit to the Financial Aid Office. As part of the Pre-Departure Paperwork process, students must indicate on their paperwork whether or not they wish to use summer financial aid. If they choose to use financial aid for this course abroad, the Office of Global Education will submit a cost worksheet to the Financial Aid Office on their behalf. These worksheets take into account allacademic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.) and are used to re-evaluate students' financial aid packages. Costs associated with any additional travel outside of what is required by the program will not be included in the financial aid cost worksheet.

Any Additional questions regarding Financial Aid for Summer Study Abroad should be directed to Emiyaril Alvarez, in the Financial Aid Office.

Dates

  • Prior to departure, there will be face-to-face meetings dates: TBD 
  • The London component of the course will take place from June 21-29.

Accommodations

Students will live in a dormitory setting with a single room. Accomodations include:

  • a washstand
  • a small refrigerator
  • shared bathrooms
  • bed linens
  • a towel
  • full breakfast
  • WIFI
  • close proximity to public transportation and grocery stores

Eligibility

Students must enroll in 3 credits. See Program Offerings above for class selection.

Successful completion of all MU Course Abroad paperwork for Dr. Elliot and the Office of Global Education.

Enrollment is limited to 15 participants including Millersville University students at all levels, transfer students and non-degree seeking students.

 

To Apply

Step 1Students must submit a $500 nonrefundable program fee, which is due on or before November 15, 2015. (please be sure your name is attached to the payment) 

All checks must be made payable to Millersville University and sent directly to  Attn:Dr. Tony Elliot, Department of Communuications & Theatre. P.O Box 1002, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551.

Step 2: Complete the online application for the Office of Gloabl Education. The link to the application will be made available Mid-September.

This link will take you to an online system known as TerraDotta, for which you will be prompted to make an account with a username and password. 

Upon entering the site, please select the option: "I do not have login credentials to this site" in order to create your account.

For specific questions about the course contact Tony Elliot, Director of Theatre at (717) 871-7567 or via e-mail at Tony.Elliot@millersville.edu